Workshops part of big music weekend

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Andrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup.
Camera IconAndrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson

The Manjimup Bluegrass and Old Time Music Weekend attracted locals and visitors to take part in different workshops around town.

Workshops included learning the fiddle, mandolin and banjo, with participants taught by visiting artists Andrew Small, Ashlee Watkins and Jeremy Marcotte.

At a fiddle workshop, Andrew Small discussed how he learnt to play.

Andrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup.
Camera IconAndrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson

“I’m a firm believer in learning from listening to recordings and staying away from written music,” he said.

Saturday night’s concert was the most popular event of the weekend, with more than 100 people in attendance.

The concert featured Margaret River band Doug and Cletus, Jeremy Marcotte and the New Macedon Rangers, Small and Watkins.

Andrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup.
Camera IconAndrew Small from the 'New Macedon Rangers' teaching a fiddle workshop in Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Dal and James Taylor, from Bunbury.
Camera IconDal and James Taylor, from Bunbury. Credit: Holly Thompson
Rowena O'Byrne-Bowland and Alwyn Nixon-Lloyd, from Perth.
Camera IconRowena O'Byrne-Bowland and Alwyn Nixon-Lloyd, from Perth. Credit: Holly Thompson
Gordon and Andrea Roper, from Manjimup.
Camera IconGordon and Andrea Roper, from Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Debbie Budd and Nick Archbold, from Perth.
Camera IconDebbie Budd and Nick Archbold, from Perth. Credit: Holly Thompson
Glenn and Jeannine Simcock, from Manjimup.
Camera IconGlenn and Jeannine Simcock, from Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Caitlin and Daniel Quick, from Manjimup.
Camera IconCaitlin and Daniel Quick, from Manjimup. Credit: Holly Thompson
Margaret River band 'Doug & Cletus' opened the evenings performance.
Camera IconMargaret River band 'Doug & Cletus' opened the evenings performance. Credit: Holly Thompson

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