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Anniversaries this week

  • 20/4 - Doyle Lawson (1944)
  • 20/4 - Hylo Brown (1922)
  • 20/4 - Steve Kaufman (1957)
  • 21/4 - Todd Phillips (1953)
  • 21/4 - Ira Louvin (1924) - Died aged 41 in a car crash on 20 June 1965
  • 22/4 - Felice Bryant (2003) - Songwriter - "Rocky Top," "Love Hurts" "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Bye Bye Love".
  • 22/4 - Pat Enright (1945)
  • 23/4 - Roland White
  • 23/4 - Roland White (1938)
  • 23/4 - Mark Schatz (1955)
  • 24/4 - Larry Rice (1949) - Died 13/May/2006 of Mesothelioma
  • 25/4 - Vassar Clements (1928)
  • 25/4 - Larry Robbins (1945)
  • 25/4 - Kate MacKenzie (1952)
  • 26/4 - Mac Martin (1925)
  • 26/4 - Irene Ryan (died this day in 1973) - Beverly Hillbillies Granny Clampett Died aged 71. Hee doggies! I want some of her rumatizz medicine.
  • 26/4 - Melonie Cannon
  • 26/4 - Stephen Gilchrist (1955) - Australian, world's best mandolin maker


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SAFETY IN NUMBERS ( no April Meet!) SUNDAY 18 th MAY

FROM 2 PM .  Note: NO APRIL 2014 SESSION   USUALLY   THIRD SUNDAY EACH MONTH  -    TOWN & COUNTRY HOTEL    2 Unwins Bridge Rd    St PETERS  ph  9519 1965  

  SUN. MAY 18th !!!!!Special chance for beginners and others to join in the big  onstage  Jam Session with the "Safety In Numbers" Group  ALL WELCOME -BRING INSTRUMENT AND/OR VOICE!

   Then FROM 4:30 til 5:30      SPECIAL GUESTS IN MAY- CATGUT-    Great young  new  old timey band fiddle, banjo guitar  . ( No cover charge for either event.



  NEXT  GET-TOGETHER  :  SAT  MAY  3rd:   SPECIAL GUEST BAND - "My-T-Fine"  PLUS Great line up of Bluegrass and Old Timey Musicians.

   Starts 6:30 with "Safety in Numbers" ( The SINNERS!) all welcome Bluegrass & Trad Country  sing and pick session. Open mic Concert from 7:45 pm. SIN people get chance to perform on stage to open evening. Also time between 8PM AND 8:30  for solo's , duets etc from among the Safety in numbers group to gain stage experience . ( Must be bluegrass or old time/trad country.) From 8:30, mostly established bands etc . Bluegrass & Trad Country styled groups etc have first preference.

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre 79 Johnston St ANNANDALE :  BTCMSA members $6 donation; Non Members $8.  All welcome. Supper available.

: MAY: Sat 3rd : June :Sat 7th. ( 1st Sat Each Month for rest of year incl Dec)  More info


VARYING SUNDAY  EACH MONTH Held in the Blackwood Uniting Church  MARTIN ST BLACKWOOD ( 80 km west of Melbourne). 

  TYPICAL  Program 

1:30pm Shapenote singing session ( No prior experience; bring your vocal chords!

2:30pm Bluegrass session (all players welcome)

4:30pm Feature Performers

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Held in Harrietville Victoria from 2nd to 3rd of May. Head quarters : Mountain View Retreat.

ARTISTS SO FAR: Coolgrass, Bluegrass Parkway, Pipi Pickers, Old South, Cripple Creek, Hillwilliams, Fat Chance, Fauxgrass, Nine Mile Creek, Strzelecki Stringbusters, Mysterious Mose, Appalachian Heaven, Kissin’ Cousins, Ally Harper, Lonesome Still.

Full details on website :


Thanks to everyone to gave their support and made the tour such a success. Hope we get the chance to hear Pete again sometime!

Full BTCMSA info on BTCMSA section.  GO to Application Form section for printable copy.Thanks

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