Music Organizations etc. websites

Ruffcutt Recordings - ┬áHave your band performance or original songs put on the web, on your own You Tube Channel.  

 Very informative and interesting site on caring for your banjo or guitar.

The Folk Rag - An Independent monthly Folk newsletter which covers Brisbane & surrounds.



Coast Acoustics Music Association. Coast Acoustics is a venue for local and regional artists with a passion for acoustic music with jam sessions every month and regular concerts with guest artists from all around the region.

Banjo Newsletter - magazine for 5-string pickers with tabs, interviews and articles of interest

Bluegrass in Australia - The Australian Bluegrass Blog - with news, views and forthcoming festivals and events.

If you insist on your music being older than the musicians playing it and like your banjo players loud...

Bluegrass Australia. This is the main home page of the Bluegrass Australia site.




Upfront Club Maleny.



Bluegrass New Zealand . Newly created club and site - visit our Kiwi bluegrass cousins.



Cowpie. Has words for most country/Old Time/Bluegrass songs. all around the region.

Banjohangout. It's a HUGE site with lots of everything banjo: tabs, links, MP3s. Great place to find other banjo pickers in your part of the world, user's own reviews of different makes and LOTS more.


Port Fairy Folk Festival. Along the Great Ocean Road





National Folk Festival. Canberra, full of folk being folky

Redlands Bluegrass Convention. Workshops and slow jam sessions for all the instruments and a session on vocals and harmonies, plus the open mike concert and the not to be missed Saturday Night Concert. In between there will be jam sessions followed by jam sessions.

Imbil Acoustic Music Weekend. Held annualy at the Borumba Deer Park Caravan and Camping Grounds 9 kms out of Imbil in the Mary Valley towards Borumba Dam.





Harrietville Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention. A multitude of bluegrass and old time musicians from all over Australia and overseas guests.

Woodford Folk Festival. Just north of Brisbane - gets bigger every year



Wendy Holman and Cats in Hats






This website features banjos and banjo mandolins (or melody banjos) which have been carefully restored, some of which are now available for sale.


Academy has online harmonica lessons for those wishing to learn bluegrass harmonica




The Chardonnay Sippers guarantee you good times and fine music for Sunshine Coast weddings, conferences, functions, parties, restaurants or special events, whether you require a dance band, music for listening or atmosphere.




Tim Saunders and Seagrass I have been playing banjo and guitar for over 25 years. For the past few years I have been writing and recording all original material ...

Recently, I have teamed up with Rowlie Walker, a very accomplished mandolin player and singer. Local bass player player Mark Phillips has also joined our lineup. Collectivelely, we call ourselves Seagrass.




Peter Somerville, mainstay of Melbourne’s bluegrass scene and celebrated 5-string maestro, has been playing banjo for close on thirty years. He has toured and recorded with some of Australia’s top musicians including Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers and Renee Geyer, as well as occasionally gracing the small screen with his banjo skills. On tour, he has brought his unique sound to appreciative audiences across Australia, the USA and Singapore, and has a small but devoted cult following in Japan. Currently he plays regular gigs with his own band The Somervilles as well as longtime Melbourne favourites the Pheasant Pluckers. In addition to playing banjo, Peter is an accomplished singer and also plays fiddle, dobro and guitar.

Peter has been teaching banjo for most of his playing career and has developed a proven teaching method that caters to students from absolute beginners to advanced players. He teaches both 3-finger/ bluegrass style and clawhammer/ old-timey banjo.

For lesson bookings call: (03) 9877 8431 or (mob) 0439 490 716.








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