MUSOS OF ALL AGES & STAGES
JIGARRE JAMMIN' IS A MUSICAL PHENOMENON!
'JJ' began when a small bunch of players found the annual Moosic Muster, held each January, was not enough – they needed music sessions to keep them going month to month. Since then our winning format has expanded over the years. We now have up to 70 musically-minded folk who meet in the little township of Girgarre every month for up to five hours of playing, singing, sharing knowledge, catching up ~ and they love every minute of it.
Musos of all ages arrive from all parts ~ Bendigo, Echuca, Gunbower, Lockington, Shepparton, Kyabram, Cobram, Seymour, Wangaratta, Euroa and Melbourne, you name it – and many of them are late starters. Others have played for years and generously share their skills. Everyone joins in with an enthusiasm and regularity that must be unique in country Victoria.
COME AND PLAY ALONG...
It's all about getting together and sharing. If you've been hanging out for somewhere, and someone, to play along with, then Jigarre Jammin' is perfect.
Those who are more experienced happily share their knowledge; there is always someone who will help those who are either raw beginners and need a hand to get started or, having rusty skills from a lifetime ago, need to polish them up..
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BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED
WHEN & WHERE
We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month
(in recess December and January)
Girgarre Town Hall, Morgan Crescent, Girgarre.
Hall is airconditioned.
$5 and bring your own lunch and afternoon tea.
Tea and Coffee are always provided, but you will need to bring a reusable mug.
$5 entry, cash only, tune your instrument
Jam 1 'in the round' of themed music (books, music stands provided)
Social break – tea, coffee provided in kitchenette, BYO cup
Walk-up opportunity in the hall, led by Kaye or Irene
Join together for a BYO lunch outside or inside if it is too hot or cold
Bring your own lunch, chair, insect repellent
Play-along jam 2 (lead sheets on the screen with a leader)
Play-along Jam 3 - for more lively music (lead sheets on the screen with a leader)
Social break – Tea, coffee provided, BYO afternoon tea to share, cup
Help with packing up is always appreciated
Please note: Girgarre has a small post office store. Stanhope ,10 mins away on the Midland Highway south of Girgarre, has a supermarket and various food shops.
If you don’t want to join in with our Middle Jam, you can find a corner and others to play with. A number of Jigarre Jammers have found kindred souls and formed bands of their own, large and small, from this process.
Singers are more than welcome. There's nothing nicer than all those voices and instruments ringing through the hall and there are plenty of opportunities to just 'Jam'. We make it really easy by putting both lyrics and chords up on a screen via a data projector. That way everyone can join in, no matter their level of expertise or familiarity with the song.
Irene Labbett 03 5852 1995 or 0429 149 246
A WEEKEND OF JAMMIN'
MAKE IT LAST LONGER - CAMP & SING WEEKEND
The first camp-over in 2011 was a total success. Two camp-overs are now held each year, usually in April and September.
The Camp & Sing weekends are a chance for regular Jammers and friends to
come for a whole weekend of Jammin’; maybe concerts; workshops and, always, fun. It will be no surprise to see many vans and tents dotted around the park, and to hear small groups gathering together, sharing friendship, food and of course, plenty of music.
All you need is your own camping gear and food and, oh yes, your favourite musical instrument.
These weekends are such a joy, the musos and friends who come love them. They’ll tell you there’s no such thing as too much music.
There are happy hours and evenings, with everyone getting to know each other better as we play on into the night, and old-timey gospel music for the local Church community on Sunday morning
Girgarre Memorial Hall is adjacent to a designated free-camping site. Using it during the Moosic Muster in January attracts a fee as the use of the facilities is offered.
Jigarre Jammin' Camp weekends are BYO everything events. There is a fee for campers that covers camping (no power) and Jigarre Jammin'. There are toilets and hot showers and a dump point at the hall. Site bookings not required. There is no obligation to camp, you can just come for the usual Saturday music, if you prefer.
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