- Were you there? Here’s some images
from Australia’s best bluegrass annual event, at Harrietville,
- If you missed it, there’s always next
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.
, 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
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
- Geoff Bridgland and Rob McArthey
- Bluegrass Parkway
- Hamish Davidson
- Banjo picker and fan
out and have the memories