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Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention
November 2004
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Were you there? Here’s some images from Australia’s best bluegrass annual event, at Harrietville, Victoria. 
If you missed it, there’s always next year.
Harrietville is an old Victorian village at the base of Mt Hotham. Once the base of gold-mining operations, it’s now a dormitory town for thousands of skiers who flock to the mountain in winter. But in spring and summer, it’s sleepy and a base for bushwalkers, attracted to the spectacular scenery and tall-timber-clad mountains. It’s also the site, once a year, for the Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention on the third weekend of November. Organised for more than ten years by Melbourne-based bluegrass devotees, Nick and Janet Deare, it attracts hundreds of Australian pickers and the cream of Australia’s bluegrass musicians. Several US bluegrass musicians also attend, on invitation, to make it a ‘must’ for anyone who loves this genre of music.
Enquiries: email: harrietville@bluegrass.org.au
, or write to ‘Pickin’ at the Piggery’, PO Box 61, Blackwood, Vic 3458.
Report compiled by John Bridgland, James Carrett, Carol and Fred Dwyer.
The Hill's are alive with the sound of bluegrass.
Jerry McNeely, bass player with the James King Band fly fishing the Oven,s River.
Fred Dwyer and John Bridgland                                             Jim Golding                                   
The James King Performs to a appreciative audience
Geoff Bridgland and Rob McArthey
Bluegrass Parkway
Hamish Davidson                                  Trevor Warner
Banjo picker and fan
Print out and have the memories