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Friday 19th August: Alvin Youngblood Hart Support: Paul Greene

Saturday 23rd July,2011: Seeker Lover Keeper Sally Seltman, Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko

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Individually, they’re three of Australia’s most innovative songwriters. Sally Seltmann specialises in narcotic, dreamy, sweeping pop, aided by layers of cotton-soft vocals, pianos and synths. Holly Throsby is known for summoning melodies that sound beautifully crumpled, worn and decades old, and matching them with hushed, cutting lyrics that read like a Carver short story. Sarah Blasko writes haunting songs that veer from intimate ballads to orchestral showstoppers, and sings with what is now one of the most recognisable voices in Australian music.

All three are distinct talents, but there are common threads between their songwriting too: an underlying sense of nostalgia; the golden, sing-along pop tunes; and the complicated lyrics about seeking love, and how difficult it is to hold onto once you’ve got it. It makes sense that the three of them would be good friends already. But get them together in the studio or on stage, and you’ve got an entirely new band: Seeker Lover Keeper.

SATURDAY MAY 8TH: AN EVENING WITH HARRY MANX

Friday 13th May: TONY JOE WHITE SUPPORT: FRANK YAMMA

Friday May 27th, 2011: MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

19/03/2011: Mossvale Park

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (USA), GLENN RICHARDS, GARETH LIDDIARD, MARTIN SIMPSON (UK), CHRIS WILSON, MICK THOMAS, CHARLES JENKINS, JOE PUG, ‘LITTLE JOHN’

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March: MARTHA WAINWRIGHT

BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT

National tour with band includes music from Martha’s entire repertoire including songs from ‘Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record’

Saturday 8th January: Charlie Parr (USA) & Dan Kelly (Aust.)


Sat. 18th December: Those Darlins (USA).

Support: Chris Altmann & Band

Saturday 9th October: Sarah Blasko SOLD OUT

Support: SEJA

Sunday 4th October: Justin Townes Earle

Support: Henry Wagons

Saturday 7th August: The Dingoes

Support: Mick Thomas

Members: $33 (+$2 bkg. fee)   Adults: $35 (+$2 bkg. fee)

The Dingoes are often given credit for that point in Australian music history where Australian rock shook off its cultural cringe and placed all the influences which had shaped the music to date into an Australian setting.

Saturday 2nd July: Jimmy Webb Support: Lisa Miller

Saturday 27th February, 2010: Brian Kennedy

“Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest singers. Brian Kennedy has released a superb album, entitled Interpretations.”  Hot Press

“Brian Kennedy is the master of melody.”  Leicester Mercury

November 20th – 22nd: Meeniyan Carnivàle

The small village of Meeniyan will be alive all weekend with a variety of entertainment.

A special thank you to our sponsors and all those that supported the event, including:

Major Sponsors:The Meeniyan Progress Association and Bendigo Community Bank Steering Committee.

Also supported by: Arts Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Destination Gippsland, Prom Coast Arts Council, Prom Country Regional Tourism, South Gippsland Shire Council, Meeniyan Community Shop, GK & KM Trease Builders, Meeniyan Art Gallery & The Meeniyan Hotel, Ray at South Gippsland Mini Skips.

Musicians performing: Ash Grunwald, Leah Flanagan, Liz Stringer,Tim Rogers and The Monkey Men, Black Cab, The Audreys, Van & Cal Walker, Psycho Wombat, Ral Women, Ruby, Jordie Lane, Charles Jenkins, Lisa Miller & Shane O’Mara, Willy Golightly.

FREE WORKSHOPS

Saturday 8th August: Naked In The Woods Tour

Katy Steele & Jen Cloher

Pre-booked $17. At the Door $20

Wagons & Suzannah Espie & The Last Word

Two Melbourne based musicians have just released new albums that have the critics raving, so we will be presenting both as a special treat for you on the same night!

Friday 17th April: Ruthie Foster & Band

Support: NGAIIRE

If you haven’t yet been introduced to the music of this actually humble and gifted singer and songwriter, you’re in for a major epiphany. And if you’re hungry for the real deal, and some red-hot soul – then do not miss Ruthie Foster!

14/03/2009: MOSSVALE PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

PAUL KELLY, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, ASH GRUNWALD, JEFF LANG, PRESTON REED, DOUG MACLEOD, RORY ELLIS, VAN WALKER

3 inches of rain. Cause for complaint or celebration? CELEBRATION seemed to be the overwhelming verdict of the record crowd at Mossvale Park on Saturday. What a marvellous crowd it was – you stayed and are to be congratulated. ALL the musicians performing on the day were inspired by you and commented on your good humour and fortitude. And they responded by giving you some exceptional performances.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers that made the day happen and then pulled it off in the rain and the mud: The Lyrebird, Prom Caost and Mirboo North Arts Council volunteers, our wonderfrul MC Mr Brian Wise, the amazing sound crew, Gary Yeomans, Ray the mini skip man, APEX volunteers, Leongatha Scouts, Berry’s Creek CFA and the inspiring O’Loughlin family. Thank you one and all.

Saturday 28th March: Eric Bibb & Band

SUPPORT: LULUC

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Don’t miss Eric Bibb live on his Australian tour for an evening representing the pinnacle of gospel tinged folk-blues delivered by a legend of the art form.

Saturday 21st Feb: Gippsland Bush Fires Benefit Concert

Thank you to all the wonderful musicians, sound technicians, volunteers, ABC Radio, businesses and people who supported the benefit concert held at the Monash University Auditorium at which nearly $28,000 was raised to help all those affected by the bush fires. All money raised went to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.

Special thanks to the musicians who travelled from near and far and gave of their time and talents to entertain us.

SARA STORER , MIA DYSON & LIZ STRINGER,TONI CHILDS , SHANE HOWARD,  THE MONASH SINFONIA & BRODIE YOUNG

Saturday 24th January: Joe Henry

Joe Henry, highly esteemed songwriter, producer and teller of tales is visiting Australia in early 2009 as part of the Sydney Festival, where he will perform three concerts, plus two shows in Victoria. Joe will be joined at each show by the accomplished double bassist David Piltch.

Saturday 15th November 2008: Martha Wainwright & Band

Support:Fergus Brown

Adults $62 Concession $55
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Saturday 29th November: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

Son of Steve Earle, but with a style all of his own.
Support: Emily Ulman
“Like the late Van Zandt, Earle uses a base of acoustic blues and prewar folk to build his own brand of American roots music.” Nashville Scene

Justin Townes Earle has some serious legacy, attached to his leg like a massive ball and chain.

Members & Concession $30 Adults $35 (Includes booking fee).

SATURDAY 5TH JULY, 2008: TEX PERKINS

SUPPORT: Mike Noga, Pat Bourke and Gus Agars.
In between various commitments to their ‘other bands’ (The Drones, Dallas Crane and The Vandas) these three found a whole in their collective calendars last year and promptly formed a band, Mike Noga and The Gentlemen Of Fortune. On this tour however, the guys will be presenting songs from the quieter side of Mike Noga’s catalogue including cuts from his critically acclaimed ‘Folk Songs’ album and material from the soon to be released follow up ‘One Foul Swoop’.

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE, 2008: HARRY MANX

FRIDAY 9TH MAY: THE AUDREYS J WALKER

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Saturday 15th March, 2008: MOSSVALE MUSIC FESTIVAL

The huge trees, open lawn spaces and tranquil ambience of Mossvale Park will again host the Mossvale Music Festival in March. The same free car parking, an extended array of food, wine and ale vendors but with more toilets this year all combine to make this a must on the musical calendar. All artists will be performing on the main stage in the sound shell this year, with extra speakers so that all areas of the park have excellent sight of the stage and quality of sound.

Artists:

Loudon Wainwright 111 (USA)

Mia Dyson

The Backsliders

Ruthie Foster (USA, Debut Australian Tour)

‘The Duhks’ (Canada, Debut Australian Tour)

Lisa Miller

Liz Stringer & Adam May

Lucy Wainwright Roche (USA, Debut Australian Tour)

Jordie Lane

WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY: SHOOGLENIFTY

GROUNDBREAKING SCOTTISH MAVERICKS SHOOGLENIFTY PUSH THE WORD ‘TRADITIONAL’ TO ITS LIMITS WITH THEIR UNIQUE BLEND OF DANCE VIBES AND ROOTS MUSIC.

Friday 12th October: Sharon Shannon & Band

Irish triple-platinum seller, Sharon Shannon will be joined on stage by Michael McGoldrick, regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Dezi Donnelly, All Britain and All Ireland fiddle champion and long time musical partner Jim Murry on guitar. Tickets: $33 & $36

Support: Abbie Cardwell. Triple J Unearthed winner.”one helluva banjo pickin’, harmonica totin’, guitar slingin’, honey voiced chick!”

Saturday 25th August: Brian Kennedy

A prolific songwriter and master interpreter of lyrics, audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talent. Brian’s own love of music has taken him from a tiny Belfast terrace on the notorious Falls Road, to Broadway (Riverdance), the BBC (Brian Kennedy ‘On Song’ Television series), Europe, USA, Canada, UK, Japan and beyond.

Saturday 14th July: The Ghostwriters

Ghostwriters are a stella line-up of members from the bands Midnight Oil (Rob Hirst &    Martin  Rotsey), Hoodoo Gurus (Rick Grossman) and Diesel (Lee Moloney) as well as producer/guitarist, Beau Young. Rock at its best and with a political message.

Saturday 12th May: Ash Grunwald

It is too simplistic to describe Ash Grunwald as just a blues musician. While it’s true that his music is steeped in the delta blues tradition of the legendary acoustic musicians who proliferated in pre-World War Two America’s deep South and the giants of electric blues who shaped rock and roll, it’s the young Victorian’s willingness to combine these influences with grooves and sounds common in contemporary music that sets him apart.

Saturday 17th March Mossvale Music Festival

Eric Bibb & Danny Thompson (USA/UK)       Kevin Burke & Ged Foley (Irelan/UK)

The Mammals (USA/Canada)                    The Audreys                  CW Stoneking

Liz Stringer             Jackie Marshall           Floyd Thursby                Bill Jackson

12th January, 2007: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Ireland/USA)

Grammy Award Winners, Irish fiddle virtuso Martin Hays and American guitarist Dennis Cahill passes a rare musical kinship, ranking them among the memorable partnerships of our time.

2002 – 2006 Previous Events

2006

DECEMBER

Shane Howard

OCTOBER

Rebecca Barnard, Shane O’Mara and Lisa Miller

SEPTEMBER

Bill Chambers and Friends

AUGUST

The Backsliders

JULY

The Audreys

MAY

Mia Dyson

APRIL

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hothouse Flowers

MARCH

Harry Manx Trio

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

FEBRUARY

The Flood

JANUARY

Peggy Seeger

2005

NOVEMBER

Tony Joe White

OCTOBER

Jodi Martin

SEPTEMBER

Michelle Shocked

JULY

Paul Kelly

JUNE

Renee Geyer

APRIL

Michael Jerome Browne

MARCH

MOSSVALE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005

featuring:

Lucky Oceans Zydecats (Western Australia)

Shivers

Sally Dastey (Aust) and Martin Stephenson (England)

Tide

Brian Kennedy (Ireland)

Foday & Mariama

Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa)

Willy Golightly

Eric Bibb (USA)

Jali Buba Kuyateh & Bintou Kandeh (West Africa)

Raga Bliss (India)

FEBRUARY

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch

2004

NOVEMBER

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

OCTOBER

Mia Dyson

Sharon Shannon (Ireland)

SEPTEMBER

Joe Camilleri & Bakelite Radio

JULY

My Friend The Chocolate Cake

MAY

Lunasa (Ireland)

Harper

MARCH

MOSSVALE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2004

featuring:

Bruce Cockburn (Canada)

Eliza Carthy (England)

Kila (Ireland)

Joe Camilleri & Bakelite Radio

Mia Dyson

Lisa Miller with Shane O’Mara

Rory Ellis Trio

Kerry Simpson

Zulya Kamalova

Soar Point

Peter Baird

Kasey Hogan-Fairchild & Tide.

JANUARY

Harry Manx (Canada)

Sheva (Israel) at Cape Paterson

2003

DECEMBER

Archie and Amos Roach

Cyndi Boste

OCTOBER

Habib Koite & Bamada (Mali)

Spiel Azoi

SEPTEMBER

Eric Bibb (U.S.A.)

AUGUST

Inka Marka

MAY

Trouble in The Kitchen

MARCH

MOSSVALE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2003

featuring:

Harry Manx (Canada)

Flook (Ireland)

Sally Dastey and the Sweet Sceptics

Jodie Martin

Brass Razoo

Harmony

Reggie’s Trio

FEBRUARY

Rebecca Bernard Trio

2002

NOVEMBER

Kristina Olsen (USA)

OCTOBER

Adzohu

AUGUST

Parisienne Swing

MAY

Cosmo Cosmolino

MARCH

Toumani Diabate (Mali) at MossVale Park

Bluegrass Souls

21st April, 2007: Ross Wilson & the Urban Legends

Saturday 30th June: Anne Kirkpatrick

In 1991 Anne released her watershed album Out Of The Blue and took home an ARIA award and two Golden Guitars that year. Critics labelled her “a true revolutionary …the godmother of Australian new country” and declared “she is now, unambiguously, our finest country performer.” This year Anne again won a Golden Guitar for her new album, Showman’s Daughter.

Sunday 23rd September: Dick Gaughan & Tonchi McIntosh

Scotland’s greatest contemporary singer and musician. Tickets $23 & $26 Enquiries phone 5664 9239

Saturday 17th November: Patty Griffin

“Her voice is enough to rave about and then there are the songs” Lucinda Williams

The wonderful Austin, Texas – based singer songwriter is coming to tour Australia for the very first time.

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER LIZ STRINGER CD LAUNCH

SUPPORT: FIRESIDE BELLOWS AND HENRY WAGONS

Saturday 25th April, Foster FMAC: THE BLACK SORROWS

Friday 2nd April 2010: Oh, What a Good Friday!

Old Crow Medicine Show

Justin Townes Earle

HENRY WAGONS

Saturday 11th September: Angus and Julia Stone

Support: LULUC

Ticket Price: $50

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2ND SHOW: SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 7PM   
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Saturday 13th November: JOE PUG

SUPPORT: CHRIS ALTMANN

Debut Australian Tour

Friday 8th April: ERIC BIBB

Eric Bibb is no stranger to the Australian roots music scene or the Meeniyan stage. With masterful musicianship and trademark velvet voice, the Grammy nominee has sailed into the hearts of blues and roots fans worldwide. In duo mode on this Australian tour, Eric will be accompanied by beautiful Swedish guitarist Staffan Astner, (Celine Dion) who is also featured on a new live CD, called Troubadour Live. that Eric will have available for this Australian tour.

Saturday 23rd April: The Felice Brothers Support: Caitlin Rose

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