It’s all about the moosic Girgarre to come alive

January 08, 2018

Last year's advanced ukulele workshop led by Alan Blyth and Karen Doyle

THE 12th Girgarre Moosic Muster is a favourite event on the acoustic circuit, featuring four days of free musical entertainment.

New workshops and increased open mic times are to make this year’s event the best yet, according to director Jan Smith.

Held from Thursday to Sunday at Girgarre hall, the muster includes 35 old and new workshops, from drumming on the djembe (African drum), singing sea shanties and bowing skills for the violin to adding more elaborate effects to your guitar technique.

Bluegrass, folk, blues, country, pop, gospel and contemporary music also feature, along with free evening public concerts with leading bands on two stages.

The junior muster is popular with school-aged children and features comic characters, music, crafts, poetry and games.

Sure to attract attention will be an orchestral piece by the ‘Junkstrument’ players — musicians who have created weird and wonderful instruments from junk, as part of an ongoing funded project based at Girgarre.

There is a $65 fee for camping at the site, which includes three meals and full use of amenities over the muster period, or $35 without meals.

All the music performances, workshops and general fun is free of charge.

The highly popular Girgarre market will also be held on Sunday, with bands playing as well.

The full program is available at girgarre.com.au

■For information, contact muster director Jan Smith on 54846283 or 0458546283 or email garryandjan@bigpond.com

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