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✭Mountaingrass Raffle 2018✭

✭Mountaingrass Raffle 2018✭ First Prize – Mandolin made by Eastman valued at $2899 MD815/v • Neck Material: Maple • Body Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce • Body Back/Sides: Solid Highly Flamed Maple • Truss Rod: Single Acting • Tailpiece: Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece • Bridge: Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge • Tuners: […]

✭Special ABOTMA President’s Report✭

✭Special ABOTMA President’s Report✭ ✭Evan Webb recently attended IBMA ✭ A group of eight festival organisers from around the world were sponsored by South Arts to attend IBMA in Raleigh NC and PAE in Orlando FL. Bridget Rees, her daughter Angela and I represented Australia. There was a tight schedule […]

✭Some of the award winning Artists appearing at Mountaingrass✭

✭Some of the award winning Artists appearing at Mountaingrass✭ Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – USA Jeff Scroggins and Colorado confirm their lineup for Mountaingrass 2018 – Jeff Scroggins, lead vocalist Greg Blake – also an award-winning guitarist, accomplished fiddler Ellie Hakanson and Nico Humby, on bass. They have also released […]

✭Provisional Program Released for Mountaingrass 2018✭

✭Provisional Program Released for Mountaingrass 2018✭ We are excited to announce the release of the Provisional Program for this year’s Festival, it can be viewed here.

✭Full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭

✭We are excited to announce our full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭ ✭For more information click here✭ International Artists Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – USA Blue Ridge Broadcasters – USA Bryant & Brown – USA Cameron deWitt – USA Pipi Pickers – NZ Rhodeworks – NZ Australian Artists Bluegrass Parkway […]

✭Winners of the inaugural ABOTMA Young Performer Grant✭

✭Winners of the inaugural ABOTMA Young Performer Grant (2018): Rhodeworks!✭ Rhodeworks are a young bluegrass folk band who play fast paced, high energy folk music, presenting a set of traditional and well-loved bluegrass alongside their original material. Laurence (17), Sam (15) and Nate (12) are largely self-taught multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. […]

✭Tickets on sale now!✭

✭Tickets on sale for Mountaingrass 2018 ✭ Tickets for Mountaingrass 2018 ✭We are excited to announce our full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭ ✭For more information – click here✭   Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – USA Blue Ridge Broadcasters – USA Bryant & Brown – USA Cameron deWitt – USA […]

New International Artists announced

✭We are excited to announce our next International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – Cameron de Whitt (USA)✭ Cameron DeWhitt Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Philadelphia. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool, which features conversations and musical collaborations with some […]

New International Act Announced – Bryant & Brown

✭Bryant & Brown – USA✭ This extraordinary foursome presents old-time music traditions of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia and other southern U.S. states with depth and expertise reflecting long experience. Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Mike Bryant, and Marcia Bryant carry on the traditions they learned directly from the late […]

ABOTMA needs YOU!

We need your help!   ABOTMA needs volunteers to help in the following roles Secretary – Executive committee – Duties: call for agenda items for the monthly Executive meeting, draft the Executive meeting agenda, record action/decision, generate minutes from the meeting and send these to the Executive ahead of the […]

Jeff Scrogins & Colorado – USA

✭We are happy to announce our next International Artist for Mountaingrass 2018 – Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.✭ Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans […]

First International Act Announced – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters

We are happy to announce the first of our International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters. Comprised of some of the most inspiring, innovative, and engaging young musicians on the old-time scene, the Blue Ridge Broadcasters perform a mix of driving fiddle tunes and traditional songs. The […]

Kiwigrass

ABOTMA are excited to announce the first Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival in 2019 from 1-3rd February. Artist Applications for Kiwigrass open 31st March 2018. Head to their Facebook page to show your support for long standing ABOTMA members and supporters of Mountaingrass, Jenine Abarbanel, Barry Torkington, Paul Trenwith (QSM), Bruce Rhodes […]