Girgarre to host 14th Moosic Muster

By Jamie Salter

Girgarre will host its 14th Moosic Muster festival where the local community gathers for five consecutive days of musical celebration.

Muster director Jan Smith said the event focused on participation, learning and sharing.

"We are attracting many leading acoustic bands and it’s a brilliant opportunity to jam all day and all night and learn from the best,” she said.

“As well, we are getting a huge crowd for the free evening concerts who just want to listen, to kick back on a balmy summer’s night with their drinks and nibbles and just take in the sounds.”

Free concerts and music workshops will run from Wednesday, January 8 to Sunday, January 12 and highlights of the event include the Biggest Bush Band and bush dance on opening night, open mic opportunities and ukulele lessons for children.

Other activities include:

  • Jigarre Jammin’ community jam.
  • Out of the Hat band.
  • Harmony singing.
  • Hilarious joke competition.
  • Sunday gospel singalong.
  • Free kids’ activities including music, crafts, poetry and games.