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The National Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention is entirely produced and managed by dedicated volunteers of the   registered not-for-profit group, The Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention Inc.

 

We wish to thank the

The Alpine Shire for their input. Also the sponsorship and support of  the Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Society of Australia and its  State representatives for helping make this event possible. Special thanks and recognition to sponsor, Ian Alexander and his love of old time music.

 

We also sincerely thank the musicians, bands and other volunteers without whom this would not be the unique event that it is!

 OFFICIAL SITE  24th Harrietville National Bluegrass Convention

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 23rd Harrietville National Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention:
PO BOX  303   BALLAN  VIC  3342

PHONE:  From OS: 61-3-53-68681212 
                 AUST:   03-53-68 -1212 (BH)
                               03-53-68-  6888 (AH)

OLD TIME MUSIC GUESTS FROM THE USA - TWO BANDS THIS YEAR!!!

Bobby Taylor (fiddle), Andrew Dunlap (banjo) and John Preston (guitar) from West Virginia

plus

Joe Thrift (fiddle) and Tom Riccio (banjo) from famous North Carolina band, The Red Hots

and, following numerous requests

The New Holland Honey Eaters will present a brand new old time radio show that moves their historical journey into the late 1930’s (check out 30’S OLD TIME RADIO on menu)

  15-16-17– 18  November  2012 

Accommodation in Harrietville and nearby is available through a number of different sites - see the Accommodation page. Please book accommodation directly with the providers. The 23rd Harrietville National BTCM  is unable to offer accommodation places.

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ROSS NICKERSON AND X-TRAIN

special USA Bluegrass Guests

Ross Nickerson (banjo) - wonderful banjo teacher and formerly with Hungry Hill from Canada, our 2009 special guests

Peter McLaughlin (guitar) - US National and State Flatpick Guitar Champion many times. Guitarist for 6 years with Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum and more recently with Perfect Strangers (along with Jody Stecher and Bob Black - also a previous Harrietville guest)

Mark Miracle (mandolin) - known for his many playing awards. Former member of Clear Blue, winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest.

Bob Denoncourt (acoustic bass)- has played with Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys, with the late & great Don Stover and, most recently, Copper River Band.

 

All will be conducting workshops and performing Thursday through to Sunday evening on various concerts.  More photos and info on the band shortly.

BLUEGRASS  & OLD TIME BANDS INTERESTED IN PERFORMING AT HARRIETVILLE  NBTCM CONVENTION IN  2011

   Thanks to all bands who contacted us. Band List is now fully subscribed.  There will walk up open mic opportunities at  The HUB—Friday Dinner—Saturday Lunch-  The Late Night “Busby Mtn Boys open mic-  Sunday  Lunch—Laurens Song Comp Sunday Dinner & Farewell Open Mic with Paul Duff  and Mick O’Neil after 10 pm Sunday—and the concluding picking party!                                       

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          The convention dates for  NOVEMBER 2012 are:
Thurs 15th Special Show;  Fri 16th; Sat 17th; Sun 18th.
             Check here for regular updates.
Band expressions of interest from Feb 2012. Full Bluegrass or old timey bands get preference.  ( updated Dec 1/ 2011)