(T = Ticketed event. F = Free event)
FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER:
WELCOME MUSIC HALL CONCERT: (F)
8.00pm: Jamboree opening and welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
8.05pm – 8.20pm: Warm-up “chalkboard” act.
8.25pm – 8.55pm: Feature act: “Slim Dime”
9.00pm – 11.15pm: “Chalkboard” acts.
Sign-up sheets will be at Reception in the Public Hall. Participants must be Jamboree ticket holders.
SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
MORNING BANJO WORKSHOPS: (T)
** 9.45 to 10.45 am
Public Hall : Peter Somerville (Banjo Harmony)
Music Hall: Steve Poynton (Banjo Ukulele)
Cricket Pavilion: Mark Wardle (Elementary Bluegrass banjo for beginners)
** 11.00 to Noon
Public Hall: Jim Golding (5-string banjo in a variety of styles)
Music Hall: Chris Ryan (The Banjo Curiosity Shop Continues)
Cricket Pavilion: Tony O’Rourke (Irish tenor 4-string banjo)
FAMILY SESSION: (F)
** 10.15am till 11.15am: HOTEL BEER GARDEN (or Hotel Lounge if weather is inclement):
Kids/family session with Hi-Hat the Banjo Bear and Hay-Lo the Singing Scarecrow, the Limberjacks and friends. Songs, stories, dances and more. Children will need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
MIDDAY PARADE AND BANJO PHOTO SHOOT: (F)
Join the parade at around midday or just join in the banjo photo shoot at its conclusion under the Big Tree.
AFTERNOON MUSIC HALL (Chalkboard Concert): (T)
1.15 – 1.30 pm: Warm-up spot – “chalkboard” act.
1.35 – 2.05 pm: Feature act – “The Duck Downpickers”
2.10 – 4.15 pm: “Chalkboard” acts.
Sign-up sheets will be at Reception. Participants must be Jamboree ticket holders.
AFTERNOON PUBLIC HALL CONCERT: (T)
1.00 – 1.30pm: Zinnia Blue
1.40 – 2.05pm: Stan Gottschalk
2.15 – 2.45 pm: The Undertones
2.55 – 3.25 pm: Ballarat Grammar School Bluegrass Band
3.35 – 4.05 pm: The Grubby Urchins
4.15 – 4.35 pm: Sean Kenan and Geoff MacArthur
4.40 – 5.10 pm: The Hardies Hillbillies
RICK E VENGEANCE MEMORIAL BLUES AND JUG BAND SESSION: (F)
** 4.30pm to 6.30pm – MUSIC HALL: Join with Brent Davey, Teana Amor and members of the Moonlighting Jug Band for an “all-in” session of songs and music in honour of musician and long-time Jamboree attendee Rick E Vengeance, who sadly passed away at the Jamboree last year. All attendees will be welcome to lead a song, and fledgling players will be encouraged to participate by the leaders.
EVENING MUSIC HALL CONCERT: (T)
7.45 – 8.05 pm: Warm-up act: John Boothroyd
8.10 – 8.25 pm: “Chalkboard” act.
8.30 – 9.00 pm: Feature Act – “Oh Susannah”
9.05 – 11.20 pm: “Chalkboard” acts.
Sign-up sheets will be at Reception in Public Hall. Participants must be Jamboree ticket holders.
EVENING DANCE – The “Maree Murrell Caper”: (T)
7.30 – 10.30 pm – PUBLIC HALL: Mainly “bush” dances, plus some with an Old-timey and/or international flavour as well. Dances will mostly be “called” from the stage. Musicians are welcome to join with Kelly Skinner, Bluey Gunn, Russell McKenzie, Alan Musgrave, and a host of others, to play on stage for the dances. The Saturday night Bush Dance was named the “Maree Murrell Caper” to honour the memory of Maree Murrell, an exceptionally talented and highly regarded local school teacher, flautist, singer, dancer, dance teacher and dance caller. Maree unexpectedly and suddenly passed away in 2004. Even if you are not a dancer, it’s worth coming in to listen to the music.
SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
GOSPEL SINGALONG: (F)
9.30 – 10.30 am – PUBLIC HALL: Led by the band “DANCING WITH THE ANGELS”. Free. All welcome to come along and join in the singing. Word booklets will be available for a gold coin donation.
MORNING BANJO WORKSHOPS: (T)
** 10.00 – 11.00:
Music Hall: Gus MacMillan (Alternative banjo tunings)
Cricket Pavilion: Ian Alexander (Clawhammer 5-string banjo)
** 11.15 to 12.15:
Public Hall: Stan Gottschalk with John Boothroyd (Old-time banjo – contexts)
Music Hall: Brent Davey (Blues and rhythm playing)
Cricket Pavilion: Craig Woodward (Old-time banjo styles and techniques)
IRISH SESSION: (F)
11.00 am – 12.30 pm – HOTEL LOUNGE: Led by Lisa Dullard on fiddle & Tony O’Rourke on 4-string tenor banjo, with participants from the Bendigo Celtic Sessioners. All free to come along and join in or listen. Session may well continue on after the advertised finish time!
LUNCHTIME STABLES CONCERT (rear of Guildford Store – licensed venue): (T)
11.00 – 11.55 am: “Chalkboard” acts.
12.00 noon – 12.30 pm: Feature Band – “Friends of Wendy Cotton”.
12.35 – 2.00 pm: “Chalkboard” acts.
Sign-up sheets will be at Reception in the Music Hall. Participants must be Jamboree ticket holders.
AFTERNOON HOTEL BEER GARDEN CONCERT: (T)
1.00 – 1.30 pm: The Flying Engine String Band
1.40 – 2.10 pm: The Moonlighting Jug Band
2.20 – 2.50 pm: The Sophisticated Hulas
3.00 – 3.30 pm: Devil Goat Family String Band
3.40 – 4.10 pm: Tequila Mockingbird
4.20 – 4.50 pm: Moosejaw Rifle Club
5.00 – 5.30 pm: The Burning Bridges
Other Guided Sessions through the weekend:
These are in the planning stages but, subject to availability of leaders, times and spaces, could cover “Singin’ and Pickin” Bluegrass Style”, “Old-Timey Slow Tunes Session”, and other styles. Leaders will be asked to encourage reticent participants and fledgling players.