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Mountaingrass Festival 2019
Dec16

Mountaingrass Festival 2019

we review this year’s event The Willing Ponies – Photo: Kimberley Wheeler Mountaingrass Festival 2019 Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 8 to 10 November By Kimberley Wheeler Some would say that a former asylum is the perfect place for people to be running around with banjos and fiddles, playing and singing bluegrass music. Asylum or not, the beautiful gardens and rustic majesty of the buildings of the former May Day Hill...

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MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed
Nov13

MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed

Read our coverage of the MountainGrass music festival 2018 Images: Jim Jacob Words: Rob Dickens Introduction A new venue…a new town…a new vibe. MountainGrass, the old-time and bluegrass annual three-day music festival set in rural Victoria, Australia, got a new look, a face lift even.  The historic gold town of Beechworth played host this year after the festival organisers, The Australasian Bluegrass and Old-Time Music...

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Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches
Oct24

Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches

We set the scene for Mountaingrass Festival in Beechworth Victoria   Mountaingrass is one of the most significant bluegrass and roots festivals in Australia – it is the official event of the Australian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA) and is held annually in November. In 2018 the festival will move from its home for a few years, the alpine village of Harrietville, and be held for the first time...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016
Nov30

MountainGrass Festival 2016

Read our review of Mountain Grass Festival 2016 bluegrass old time music     MountainGrass Festival 2016 Harrietville Victoria Australia 18 to 20 November 2016   By Rob Dickens (photos by Jim Jacob)   Read our review of Mountain Grass Festival 2016 bluegrass old time music   It’s a small town this time of year, even when there is a festival on.  It still feels intimate and warm. Harrietville is located...

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MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On
Nov26

MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On

Read how MountainGrass Festival passes down music traditions   By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is...

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