Programme 2016

PROVISIONAL GUILDFORD BANJO JAMBOREE PROGRAM 2016 (Subject to revision if necessary.)

FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER:

EVENING MUSIC HALL CONCERT:
(a free event this year – no ticket required)
8.15pm:   Jamboree opening and welcome and Welcome to Country
8.20pm – 11.15pm: – “Chalkboard” acts, with guest performer Cathy Burke from 8.35 to 8.55pm.
Sign-up sheets will be at Reception.

SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER:

MORNING WORKSHOPS:

**  PUBLIC HALL:
9.45 to 10.45:  Neil Barr and Friends – “The Banjo Mandolin – the Truly Australian Banjo!”
Neil is the powerhouse behind the local KGB (Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan) group, and his workshops are always entertaining and informative. No need to be a player.
11.00 to 12.00:   Ian Alexander – “The Secrets of the Round Peak Clawhammer Banjo Sound contrasted with the Galax Sound”. Not as complex as it sounds! All levels can come as it is partly demonstration, but Ian will be teaching a tune with tablature and a DVD handout.

**  MUSIC HALL:
9.45 to 10.45:   Chris Ryan – Beginners Banjo Workshop.
Chris is one of the Jamboree’s founders and is an experienced banjo teacher and workshop presenter. He loves to work with those just starting out and will take you through lots of the tricks of the trade!
11.00 to 12.00:  Chris Ryan – Picking Your Brains.
Old and new techniques for all levels. Chris will take you through some unusual right hand picking techniques – a cross between picking and frailing for old-timey music and back-up playing.

**  CRICKET PAVILION:
9.45 to 10.45:   Gus MacMillan – School of Banjo.
Gus runs School of Banjo in Brunswick (www.schoolifbanjo.com.au) and will spend an hour going through the ins and outs of banjo playing, revealing secrets and going over basic techniques that will help all banjo players – there will be something for both beginners and advanced players. Questions will be encouraged!
11.00 to 12.00:   Brent Davey – Blues Banjo (4-String)
Brent Davey, well known for his music with the Gut Bucket Jug Band, and this year heads up the Moonlighting Jug Band – has been playing 4-string ‘standard’ (CGBD) rhythm banjo for longer than he can remember, in jug bands, jazz bands and as a folk musician.  Playing blues banjo, primarily as a rhythm accompaniment or section in a band will give both your sense of rhythm and your ability to play chords a work out!  Brent will share a lifetime’s experience of chord structures and blues progressions, so bring your instrument (which DOESN’T have to be a banjo) and have fun!

**  HOTEL BEER GARDEN (or Adeline Room if weather is inclement):
10.15am till 11.15am: Kids/family session with Hi-Hat the Banjo Bear and Hay-Lo the Singing Scarecrow and friends. Songs, stories, dances and more. A free event

MIDDAY PARADE AND BANJO PHOTO SHOOT:
Don’t forget to join the parade or just join in the banjo photo shoot which is usually near the Big Tree at around midday.

AFTERNOON MUSIC HALL CONCERT:
1.00 – 1.15 pm: Warm-up spot.
1.20 – 1.50 pm: Feature act“Little Birds”
2.00 – 4.00 pm: “Chalkboard” acts. Sign-up sheets will be at Reception from Saturday morning.

MUSIC HALL SLOW JAM:
4.15 – 5.15 pm: Slow Bluegrass session. All welcome to this free jam in the warmth of the Music Hall.

AFTERNOON PUBLIC HALL CONCERT:
1.00 – 1.30pm:   The Duck Downpickers
1.40 – 2.10pm:   Nine Mile Creek
2.20 – 2.50 pm:  Angie and the Doc & friends
2.55 – 3.30 pm:  Pick-Off Event
3.30 – 4.00 pm:  Appalachian Heaven
4.10 – 4.30 pm:  John Boothroyd
4.35 – 4.40 pm: Pick-Off Presentation
4.45 – 5.30 pm: The Stetson Family

EVENING MUSIC HALL CONCERT:
7.45 – 8.00 pm:  Warm-up “chalkboard” act
8.05 – 8.35 pm:  Feature PerformanceHillbilly Kitchen.
8.40 – 11.20 pm:  “Chalkboard” acts. Sign-up sheets will be at Reception from Saturday morning.

EVENING DANCE – PUBLIC HALL:
7.30 – 10.30 pm:  All musicians are welcome to join with Rick E Vengeance, Lionel Holt, Jan Wositzky, Russell McKenzie and a host of others, to play on stage for the dance. Mainly “bush” dances, with some with an Old-timey and/or international flavour as well.

SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER:

GOSPEL SINGALONG – PUBLIC HALL:
9.30 – 10.30 am: With “Dancing with the Angels” and friends. A free event, $2 donation if you wish a word booklet.

MORNING WORKSHOPS:

**  PUBLIC HALL:
11.15 to 12.15:   Tony O’Rourke – Irish 4-String Tenor Banjo
Tony O’Rourke will be presenting a workshop on playing Irish Traditional Music on Tenor Banjo (tuning: GDAE). The workshop includes demonstrating picking techniques from the different types, tunes, a Q&A segment, and a run through of each of the tunes covered in the workshop. Tony usually also offers a free booklet and CD of the tunes.

**  MUSIC HALL:
10.00 to 11.00:  Jim Golding – A Variety of 5-String Banjo Tips and Techniques
5-string banjo playing tips and techniques covering a variety of styles including bluegrass, jazz and Celtic. Jim is well known as the irreverent bearded, laconic, lightning-fast banjo picker from Melbourne bands “Coolgrass” and “Faux Grass”.
11.15 to 12.15:  Mark Wardle – Improvising on the 5-String Banjo Using the Blues Scale
A workshop for intermediate players, Mark will take you through tips, techniques and tunes for improvising on the 5-string banjo using the blues scale.

**  CRICKET PAVILION:
10.00 to 11.00:  Richard MacEwan – Clawhammer Clinic
A group workshop on the clawhammer style of oldtime banjo playing. Bring your questions and your banjos and we’ll have a good oldtime workout on rhythm, slides, general twanging and tuning. A couple of spare banjos on hand for those wanting to give it a try.
11.15 to 12.15:  Craig Woodward – Elementary Old-Time Clawhammer Banjo
Craig is an experienced player and teacher and will take new players and those wanting more practice through some tips, techniques and tunes. If you went to Chris Ryan’s beginners workshop yesterday, this will offer some different perspectives.

LUNCHTIME STABLES CONCERT (rear of Guildford Store):
(a ticketed event this year)
11.00 – 11.55 am:  “Chalkboard” acts. Sign-up sheets will be at Reception.
12.00 noon – 12.30 pm:  Feature Band – A Bunch of Bluegrass – a group of hot pickers who will play their socks off!
12.35 – 2.00 pm:  “Chalkboard” acts.

AFTERNOON HOTEL BEER GARDEN CONCERT:
1.00 – 1.30 pm:   Southern Bluegrass Band
1.40 – 2.10 pm:   Nice Boy Tom
2.20 – 2.50 pm:   Flying Engine String Band
3.00 – 3.30 pm:   Moonlighting Jug Band
3.40 – 4.00 pm:   Cat and Clint
4.10 – 4.40 pm:   Moosejaw Rifle Club
4.50 – 5.20 pm:   Fat Chance

 

 

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