West Virginians Bobby Taylor ( legendary bluegrass and old-time fiddler) and Ben Townsend (banjo) are coming for 2017!!
Plus UK old-timey punks Bourgeois Robbery
Bluegrass and traditional country
folk roots music and dance
BANDS WISHING TO PERFORM
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
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