The Kelly Country Pick is a winter Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Convention based in the historic town of Beechworth. It began in 1999 as an annual get together between a few pickers and families from Victoria and NSW for a relaxed music weekend. It now attracts some 300-500 musicians and patrons and is growing steadily.
The convention is based in the historic ‘Old Priory’ – a 19th century catholic convent converted into a modern accommodation facility. All the workshops and afternoon concerts are held at the Priory. Evening concerts also take place in the local hotels.
The Kelly Country Pick focuses on ‘picking’, sharing music, and teaching technical skills, and provides a great opportunity to see some of Australia’s foremost bluegrass and ol timey musicians both in concert and in informal ‘sessions’.
Instrument workshops over the weekend have included old time fiddle, swing fiddle, cajun fiddle, twin fiddles, bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, double bass, flatpicking guitar, swing guitar, fingerstyle guitar, dobro and ol’ time and bluegrass banjo and autoharp. No matter what your level of musicianship – there is something for everyone. But if you just want to watch and listen – that is fine too! You are sure to see and hear something special!!
The Kelly Country Pick is a non-profit event and is run on a totally volunteer basis. New volunteers interested in helping out are most welcome.
Contact Peter Hisco for details 0423 092 725 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org