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✭Mountaingrass Tickets on sale August 1st✭

✭Mountaingrass Tickets on sale August 1st✭ Tickets will be available for online purchase on the website from August 1st. There is a small increase in the price from last year due to increased costs in running the festival. I hope that will support us with your presence at Mountaingrass and […]

✭International Acts Mountaingrass 2019✭

✭International Acts Mountaingrass 2019✭ ✭ Midnight Skyracer (UK) ✭ IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all star lineup and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding […]

✭Artists confirmed Mountaingrass 2019✭

✭Artists confirmed Mountaingrass 2019✭ ✭ Strzelecki Stringbusters ✭ The Strzelecki Stringbusters (The Stringbusters) is a 13 piece string band featuring guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, double bass and harmonica. The group plays many styles of music from bluegrass and western swing to country and the blues. The band members live, work and […]

✭ABOTMA Raffle Winners 2018✭

✭ABOTMA Raffle 2018 Winners✭ First Prize – Mandolin made by Eastman valued at $2899 – Maureen Beggs Second Prize – Zoom H2n portable audio recorder & APH-2n Accessory Package valued at $399 – Greg Tedder Third Prize – Double season pass to next year’s Mountaingrass. Value: $300- Dave O’Doherty Fourth […]

✭Listening Through the Lens Review of Mountaingrass 2018✭

✭Listening Through the Lens Review of Mountaingrass 2018✭ Listening Through the Lens, an online music magazine, promoting alt. country, blues, bluegrass, folk, americana, rock, gospel and soul reviewed Mountaingrass 2018, the move to Beechworth, some of the performances and gave an overwhelmingly positive verdict! All accompanied by gorgeous photos. Images: […]

✭Ian Fisk’s photos of Mountaingrass 2018✭

✭Ian Fisk’s photos of Mountaingrass 2018✭ As usual the indefatigable Ian Fisk is on duty taking photographs of the festival – to view all the photos of Mountaingrass 2018 head here

✭See you in Beechworth!✭

✭See you in Beechworth!✭ Festival set up in underway – the weather is gorgeous! We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon for another great Mountaingrass

✭Mike Compton – Private Mandolin Lessons✭

✭Mike Compton – Private Mandolin Lessons✭ Mike Compton will be available on site at Mountaingrass for personal mandolin lessons. Anyone who would like to take up the opportunity should contact Paul Duff via email at pduff.1@bigpond.com for details.

✭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 […]