Girgarre Moosic Muster 2018

More good news!

The Kids’ Muster is on again, with new leaders and new workshops just for children of Primary School age.  Here is the program.  For eligibility and other details, check out the Festival Brochure.

Uncaged Spirit couldn’t make it to our Kids’ Muster, so they will be at the Market on Sunday ~ COME & PLAY!!! 

UNCAGED SPIRIT will have CIRCUS TOYS to try and buy for ALL AGES!  Merryn will be there to teach you how to Hula Hoop – It is EASY with her custom made Hoops!!!  How to spin a Plate and some Poi and even some tricks to try 🙂

~ Hand Made Hula Hoops, Juggle Thuds (bean bags) also great for many other fun bean bag games & Ribbons and Spinning Plates and Poi.

~ Come and chat about our programs- CIRCUS, AERIAL ARTS, ACROBATIC ARTS & GYMNASTICS for AGE 2 – ADULTS 🙂  You can even enrol on the day!

For more information on the Market, see their FaceBook page or here.

Happy New Year!  What better way to start the new year than a resolution to attend the best Muster ever!

More details on our facebook page – GIRGARRE MOOSIC MUSTER (January 2018)

The Saturday night concerts (inside and outside) are always huge and this year will be no exception – here are the Artists.


Check out the program at the bottom or right hand side of this page for our brilliant 12th Girgarre Moosic Muster!   Making Music Magic

Thursday to Sunday, January 11-14, 2018

 Come one, come all – free community music-making, fun and good times at the 12th Girgarre Moosic Muster, January 11-14, 2018.

 New workshops and much more open mic time are set to make this the best-ever event for both musicians and their audiences.

  •  We’ve lined up drumming on the djembe (African drum), a sea shanty singalong, slide guitar, memorizing skills and adding elaborate effects to guitar techniques as just some of the new offerings among more than 35 workshops.  
  • Another new feature will be a big band made up of beginner players. 
  • You can now roll up on the Thursday, a day earlier, for three hours of open mic.


We say our muster – where all music sessions are completely free of charge – truly is the most affordable and friendly acoustic festival in Victoria.

 It offers bluegrass, folk, blues, country, pop, gospel and contemporary music, with free evening public concerts featuring leading bands on two stages, a very full Saturday workshop schedule, and continuous jamming throughout the site and adjacent camp ground.

 The free junior muster, comprising comic characters, music, crafts, poetry and games, is popular with primary schoolchildren.  And there’s even free instrument loans.

 Expert tutors will lead workshops in tin whistle, mandolin, guitar, piano accordion, banjo, double bass, violin, ukulele, percussion, song writing, using tablets for storing music, and more.

 Sure to attract attention will be an orchestral piece by the “junkstrument” players – musicians who have created weird and wonderful instruments from junk, as part of an ongoing funded project based at Girgarre.

 Harmony singing, which attracts the biggest roll-up of all, is on again, along with the special Jigarre Jammin’ community jam, the ‘60s singalong, poetry writing, the hilarious joke competition, the Sunday gospel singalong and the fabulous Sunday market with visiting bands playing. There’s even a flax weaving workshop for non-playing partners to enjoy.

 “We’ve always been about country friendliness and having a go,” says muster director Jan Smith. “We welcome players of all ages and stages and those who just want to listen. The muster is a brilliant opportunity to just immerse yourself in music, whatever style you may prefer.”

 Girgarre, a small dairying community located between Echuca and Shepparton, is a half-hour drive from each town.

 Main venue, the Girgarre hall and supper room, is air-conditioned and there will be plenty of food and drinks available.

 The only charge is for camping at the site, but the small fee includes three meals and full use of amenities over the entire muster period.

 Check out all details here on this site.



Muster director Jan Smith: (03) 5854 6283 / 0458 546 283


 Workshop coordinator Di Burgmann:   0408 011 634



 Workshop Programme – you’ll be amazed!

Girgarre Moosic Muster Brochure – all the details


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