Four of Australia's best bluegrass musicians in concert in Manjimup on Friday27th September. Don't miss it!
Warren Arts Council presents Four of Australia's best bluegrass musicians in concert in Manjimup on Friday
27th September. Don't miss it!Buy tickets online now.
Ian Simpson is known as Australia's most accomplished banjo player, as well as a fine guitar and dobro guitar player. Ian has been performing and recording as a musician all his working life, performing with the likes of Slim Dusty, The Flying Emus, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons and Jane Germain to name just a few.
Donal Baylor is Australia's most experienced bluegrass fiddler, having played in bluegrass bands as well as playing many other styles of music since the late 1970s. He won the national bluegrass fiddle contest twice and spent four years at Slim Dusty's fiddle player. He played western swing with the Dancehall Racketeers and the Baylor Brothers and bluegrass with Bluegrass Parkway.
Sam Lemann grew up in Perth playing bluegrass tunes with friends Adam Gare and Ian Simpson. At just 17 he got to tour Australia with US Bluegrass Banjo legend Bill Keith. Sam has lived in Melbourne since 1990 where he is in demand as a freelance guitarist, regularly working with singers Grace Knight and Stephen Cummings. Over the years Sam has played guitar with Jo Camilleri, Linda and Vika Bull, Ross Wilson.
Perth mandolin maestro Adam Gare has been playing professionally for many years. At fourteen Adam played in a band with Ian Simpson called the Busketeers. He was a member of the Jam Tarts and Nansing Quartet, a family based Perth band that toured nationally and internationally including the Edinburgh Festival. Adam has recorded and toured with various artists including Paul Kelly - as part of Gerry Hale's Uncle Bill - Melbourne Theatre Company's Grapes of Wrath, Renee Geyer and Tim Rogers of You Am I.
Tickets only $30 Doors open 7.30
Manjimup Wellness Centre,
cnr of Edwards & Rose Sts. Bring your family and friends for a great way to start your long weekend!
The Road Safety Council greatly appreciates your interest in road safety and thanks to you for registering to participate in our Imagine Zero consultation process.
We encourage you to read our consultation paper and complete the comprehensive online feedback form if you haven’t already. However, we have also developed some short quick poll surveys which take less than 3 minutes to complete. These focus on different aspects of road safety to make it easier for everyone to contribute, three are currently available and two more will be online in the coming weeks, the first focuses on outcomes for the strategy, the second on safety features and technology, and the third on safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
The more community members we have engaged in the process, the better we will be able to identify and address safety concerns of the population, so we ask if you could also encourage friends, family and colleagues to get involved in the surveys.
Imagine Zero team
I want to share with you an inspiring new short-film series that has been filmed across the agricultural community in WA and that is available freely to everyone to watch from August 28th 2019.
VISIBLE FARMER discovers the untold stories of 15 gutsy women behind WA’s food and fibre, and the vital, innovative role they play. From remote outback stations to urban market gardens, VISIBLE FARMER will change our perception of who a farmer is.
“The days of the solo man running the station on his own and gazing off into the sunset, they're over.” - Debbie Dowden, a pastoralist from Challa Station is one of the women featuring in the first season of 15 short films.
On 28 August 2019, VISIBLE FARMER’s first episode will be launched at WA’s largest annual agricultural event - the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, as part of their theme “Celebrating Our Story”. Simultaneously the episodes will be released for free sharing across multiple digital platforms on FB, YouTube and the VISIBLE FARMER WEBSITE.
After the launch, a new episode will be posted every two weeks – so follow @visiblefarmer and tune in!
The series is not-for-profit and has social impact campaign built around it. At its heart VISIBLE FARMER is about gender equality and strong, positive stories from Australia's farming communities.
“We want people to join the movement, share the films, spread the word, encourage other women and support women farmers” Gisela Kaufmann, Director
I’d appreciate it if you could encourage your community to WATCH THE SERIES and to share support on your communities’ social pages.
Rob Leicester | Manager
Industry and Economic Development
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Manjimup Bluegrass JamCamp offers this and so much more.
If you're an acoustic musician who wants to play - and learn how to play your instrument better - and develop your singing skills and develop your confidence in bluegrass jams and meet people who share your passion for music don’t miss 2019 Bluegrass JamCamp. From the Friday night Tutor’s Concert, through to the last session Monday morning you'll be immersed in a weekend of bluegrass music making - the informal evening jam sessions at the Manjimup Hotel are a highlight for many JamCampers.
Do you need to a lightning fast picker?
If you can comfortably play in G C and D then you will be amazed at the number of tunes you will be able to play.
The tuition sessions cater for an array of musical abilities.
When you register you will be given a number of standard tunes that will form the focus for learning over the weekend.
Here are a couple of comments from previous JamCamps.
"Really great line up of musicians here to learn from – you won’t find these guys in one room very often.” Rod Vervest, Artistic Director, Fairbridge Festival.
"I feel that because of all the encouragement and effort that went into the promotion of the people’s confidence - by the organisers and the extremely experienced tutors, it broke through a lot of nervous barriers. For me, being encouraged to perform in front of others, took me to yet another level of confidence and personal achievement. For that alone I am grateful."
Response from the Jamcamp 2017.
Have you been wondering if a JamCamp is for you?
There are still a few places available, so book now.
The Manjimup pub is the place to stay for late night jams, great pub grub and good times. Follow the link in the registration page to book accomodation.
Keep Up to Date