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The Girgarre Moosic Muster is a family friendly music festival based on a combination of Bluegrass, Irish, Gospel, Country, Bush and Folk music ~ a little for everybody.
It is a festival with a very strong emphasis placed on participation, whether that be as a performer, a teacher or a learner. Over 40 workshops are run covering a huge range of activities which includes lessons in guitar, banjo, dobro, autoharp, double bass, mandolin, ukulele, bass ukulele, violin, tin whistle, harmonica, singing, songwriting, percussion and poetry. These workshops are tiered to be inclusive, from novices to a gifted musician.
A designated children’s program is also run at the Kindergarten including circus-style fun activities, along with craft, poetry, ukulele and more.
Each muster features free public concerts. Two Friday evening concerts are open to all to participate with open mic and walk~ups. The Saturday evening offers different musical experience. The outdoor concert is for the bands with big sounds while the indoor concert is a coffee club style of music. New offerings include old-timey sessions, a jokes competition and a tutorial on getting the best sound from your gig venue.
Sunday morning concerts are continued at the hugely popular Farmers' Market and with a gospel session in the Memorial Hall. The Festival concludes with a walk up concert on Sunday evening. Continuous jamming is encouraged throughout the event and you can even borrow an instrument for free, courtesy of our sponsors.
The muster venue site is the Winter Road Park with on site camping and the air-conditioned Girgarre Hall. Catering is available with food and drinks. Friday night hosts the legendary Sausage Sizzle. Saturday features a two course dinner (bookings essential) and Sunday incorporates the popular Girgarre Farmers Market.
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