New Bluegrass festival for South Australia in September

Image634757923791276311South Australia has just become a whole lot more interesting this September with the inaugural Wirrina Bluegrass Festival

The Wirrina Bluegrass Festival, 7-9 September 2012 is presented by the Yankalilla Acoustic Music group.

South Australian bluegrass bands Old South Bluegrass, Cripple Creek, Tombstone String Band and The Cherry Pickers will headline the program.

Over the last forty years Bluegrass music in South Australia has become increasingly popular and has a strong grassroots following.

Wirrina Resort, 90km south of Adelaide, offers an excellent festival location where musicians and audience can find accommodation, food and an opportunity to perform and listen in a range of venues.

Information is available at wirrinabluegrass.com.

The inaugural Wirrina Bluegrass Festival to be held on the 7-9 September 2012 in South Australia would like to tell you a bit about one of its bands.Image634757922997580914

Geoff Bridgland (banjo, fiddle), Phil Parker (guitar and lead vocals), Andrew Hook (mandolin and guitar) Dave Taylor (bass) and Leonard Cohen (resonator guitar) are Old South Bluegrass Band.

They joined forces in 2010 bringing together many years of experience in bluegrass music in SA, interstate and overseas. Old South focus on harmony singing and instrumental precision. Their soon to be released first CD will be followed by a second later this year. The songs reflect the band's eclectic style, including bluegrass adaptations of songs from other genres as well as traditional music including gospel, a style deeply linked to the core of bluegrass.

With most of their members having decades of experience, Old South like to provide encouragement and support to all interested in any aspect of bluegrass music. As they could see that the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival has common beliefs on support and encouragement they were the first to sign up.

More information available at wirrinabluegrass.com

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