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Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-together
6.30pm, Saturday 2 June 2012

By Judy Jones
Posted Friday, January 6, 2012

The next Sydney Bluegrass & Old Timey get-together will be held at:

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
79 Johnston St, Annandale.

The night begins at 6.30pm with the 'Safety In Numbers' workshop where people at all levels of ability learn a few bluegrass songs together and perform them at the beginning of the concert at 7.45pm. The songs include instrumental backing and breaks, but you don't have to play an instrument to be part of the SINners group.

At 7.45pm an open mic bluegrass & old timey concert gets underway with totally unplugged all-acoustic music and it continues till late. Jamming starts early and ends late.

Special feature: Shape Note singing - this is the foundation of bluegrass harmony. Here's a chance to see what it is and join in! To learn more have a look on Facebook for Surry Hills Shape Note Singers.

The whole night takes place through the efforts of dedicated volunteers, including the performers. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and delectable goodies on sale throughout the night.

Entry cost is $5 for members of the Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Society of Australia (BTCMSA), $7 others. All are welcome! Kids under 18 are free.

For more information, call Rod Jones on (02) 9456 1090 or check out our website.