Just recovering from a big couple of weeks over the Summer period.

First stop was Daylesford, Vic for the annual Singer's Festival. What a great weekend! Our arrival was delayed by a fire which whipped itself up on Friday night and made it too unsafe to travel into the area. By Saturday night, we were looking for our winter wooliies! The workshops we hosted on Sat and Sun were brilliant.  Bluegrass singing is the new the favourite- and of course, why wouldn't it be? We've known for years how uplifting and fun it is to sing in this style! The Sunday afternoon concert was a real treat - 5 minutes each from all the workshop leaders and participants, and I think our group raised the roof! Wonderful. Thanks to all who were a part of it. Communal singing - there's just nothing like it!

 

Then it was off up the highway to Tamworth Country Music Festival. Most of us had never been to this iconic event in Australia's music calendar. Well, it was brilliant! It's not all cowboy boots and whip-cracking (though you can find plenty of that there if that's your thing!). We were a part of the line-up in Andrew Clermont's Supper Club, where we sang about three songs each night, with a proper set on the Friday. The calibre of performers and the sheer talent in the place was abundant! Australia does have some mighty musical depth! We shared the stage with acts such as Siskin River, Totally Gourdgeous, The Beez (Rob and Deta from Germany), Chantier, Mal Webb, George Jackson (fiddle champion), Greg Champion, and of course, Andrew Clermont, the virtuoso king of strings!

Even though it was stinkin' hot, we'd go back for sure! We'd like to say a big thank you to our billet host for the week, Bronwen, who allowed her house to be taken over by a bunch of hot sweaty divas! Thanks Bronwen. See you next time!!

 

We will be playing it cool for a little while now, as we get ourselves ready for the big OS trip in July. Our next gigs will be in May - details to follow very soon. x

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