Fri 20 Nov 2015 to Sun 22 Nov 2015

For over 26 years, the small township of Harrietville has played host to bluegrass and old-time music festivals every year. Banjo player and luthier Laurie Grundy conceived the idea of a bluegrass and old time music convention at Harrietville and in conjunction with Nick and Janet Dear from Pickin’ at the Piggery in Melbourne, they organised the first ‘Harrietville Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention’ in October 1989. It quickly became the peak event on the bluegrass and old time music calendar in Australia and was affectionately known simply as ‘Harrietville.’

MountainGrass continues the tradition of bringing U.S. bluegrass and old-time acts to play concerts and run workshops for fans and players of all levels. MountainGrass also showcases a selection of acts from Australia and New Zealand and runs instrument and other workshops for players of all levels. Most of all, MountainGrass offers two and a half days of non-stop picking and jamming and lots of opportunities to improve your chops!

This years star studded line up includes:
From The USA, Grammy Award winning and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands , the Orpheus Supertones, and Chris Henry.
Local and New Zealand acts include, The 3Marketeers, Appalachian Heaven String Band, Astro Cobalt, Black Mountain String Band, Bluegrass Parkway, Buffalo Nickel, Catgut, Coolgrass, Davidson Brothers, John Flanagan, Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle featuring William Louis, The Kissin Cousins, My-T-Fine String Band, Nine Mile Creek, Old South, Pete Denahy, Phillis and Trout, The Pipi Pickers, Snowy Mountain Ramblers, The Strzelecki Stringbusters, and The Weeping Willows!

Mountaingrass is an international bluegrass festival right on your doorstep.
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