Sydney and NSW: BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME RETREAT – 9-11 JULY 2021
9-11th July 2021 (Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch time)
Location: Pittwater Youth Hostels Association (a short ferry ride from Church Point)
Cost: $170 (actual price TBC)
Ticket cost includes 2 nights rustic bunk style accommodation, lunch and dinner.
For more information, contact Mark Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katoomba Oldtimey Folk Festival
15-17 October, 2021. https://katoombaoldtimeyfolkfestival.com
Melbourne and Victoria:
Mountain Pickers Association last Tuesday of the month: Next on is June 29th at Ferntree Gully Bowls Club, 2a Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully with The Weeping Willows, Slim Dime and Greenfieldz. Ph 97535888 for bookings.
Phillip Island, Vic
2021 Phillip Island Jam Camp 24th – 26th July, 2021
Using the very successful Wernick Method this camp is for all bluegrass instruments and all skill levels. Be quick – there is one single room left. For more info and to register go to https://jamcampsaustralia.com.au/2021-phillip-island-jam-camp/ .
Kelly Country Pick Bluegrass and Old-Timey music festival.
August 20-2, 2021. Old Priory, Beechworth.
The music camp will be held again this year from 17th-19th of August with camp tutors Andrew Clermont, Josh Bennett and Craig Woodward. Email peter at email@example.com if you interested in attending the music camp.
Picks and sessions:
Note that restrictions on gatherings may be in place. Check before you attend!
Yackandandah, Vic: Session every Wed Night 7:30 Star Hotel Yackandandah (Top Pub) Songs, Tunes and Irish
Melbourne: Jells Park, Wheeler’s Hill. Session every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12pm. Acoustic jams for fun. The Guide to Traditional Jamming available on the Jammalong in Melbourne facebook page is a great resource.
Sale: Wellington Bluegrass Jammers
Meet monthly and welcome audience members. Go to their facebook page for details.
Chewton: Old time jam 6-8pm last Friday of the month at the Red Hill Hotel.
Old Time session every Wednesday afternoon from 4pm at Smith’s Alternative, Alinga St, City.Jammalong in Canberra:
2nd Saturday of each month from 12 noon outdoors under the pergolas near Questacon. Beginners and emerging players are very welcome!
Sydney and surrounding region:St Peters. Pick in the Pub
Old Time jam: Town & Country Hotel, 2 Unwin Bridge Rd:
Every second Sunday of the month. Next one is June 13 from 12-7pm.
Katoomba. Oldtimey music Jam Thursdays at Plantbased Wholefoods cafe/restaurant, 97 Katoomba St, Katoomba. Hosted by David Hoffmann and John Paul Healy. From 630pm.
Illawarra Bluegrass and Old Time Music Sessions
4th Saturday of each month at Albion Park, NSW.
6-9pm, Shellharbour City Museum, Albion Park.
Go to the BTCMSA’s facebook page for details. Covid restrictions apply
The BTCMSA’s Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time music facebook site is a great site for details of picks jams, and events in Sydney and surrounds.
If you organise or attend a pick, session, blackboard in a public place, or any upcoming events, and want others to know about it, please send us the details to firstname.lastname@example.org