35th. YARRA JUNCTION FIDDLERS CONVENTION


West Virginians Bobby Taylor ( legendary fiddler) and Ben Townsend (banjo and fiddle) are coming for 2017!!

Bluegrass and traditional country

folk roots music and dance

BANDS WISHING TO PERFORM

CONTACT KEN

 

 Always the weekend of the    3rd Friday in February!!!

             17 to 19 FEBRUARY, 2017

Bands wishing to perform should contact Ken.

Last year's bands included Squid Ants String Band (USA, Canada, NZ), Hardrive, High Times String Band, Le Blanc Brothers Cajun Band (with Richard Klein, NZ), Coolgrass, The Willie  Wagtails,        Appalachian Heaven , Snowy Mountain Ramblers,  Little Rabbit, Hill Williams, My-T-Fine String Band, Passionate Fools, Mama's Mountain Jug Band, Chilli  Strings, Nine Mile Creek, Lonesome Still and Cat & Clint   

 

 Camp Eureka, Tarrango Road

Yarra Junction,Victoria

 

STRING BAND, BLUEGRASS, OLD-TIMEY, CAJUN, COUNTRY BLUES, HAWAIIAN, JUG, AUSTRALIAN HILLBILLY, TRADITIONAL ROOTS MUSIC  

CONCERTS,  DANCES, WORKSHOPS INSTRUMENT MAKERS' DISPLAYS

 VOLUNTEERS GREATLY APPRECIATED, 

THURSDAY TO MONDAY.  

FREE PASSES FOR THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC VOLUNTEERS

CONTACT MAX  AMOS


The usual suspects.  Yarra Junction stage, 2009. Cajun dance band.

 The Yarra Junction Fiddlers' Convention is Australasia's biggest and oldest running festival/party for players of bluegrass, string band, old timey, good timey, cajun music and their friends and relations.

  It is not just about fiddles, but as Gid Tanner said,"the fiddle drives the band". (That's him on the right,  above the next few pages, with the rest of the Skillet Lickers, in 1934.)

Banjos, guitars, bass, mandolins, dobros, autoharps and even Cajun accordians get a look in too - but no electric instruments (sorry Richard), and no drums. Concertinas and mouth-harps? Of course. And lots of dancing. 

Check us out on youtube- lots of good videos

 

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