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Accommodation for ANBC Cooma 2018

Here are some great accommodation deals for Cooma Big Weekend of Busking, 3 -4 November 2018.

Camping at the Cooma Showground 

Cooma Showgrounds available for camping

Cooma Showgrounds available for camping

Cooma Showground will be available for camping for the Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd& Sunday 4th November 2018.

 Costs are:

  • $26.50 per night for a powered site
  • $15.50 per night for an unpowered site.

All bookings for this are to be made directly with Donna Smith at donna@visitcooma.com.au

The Swiss Motel is offering budget accommodation

Contact them directly:

  • Address: 34 Massie Street, Cooma NSW 2630
  • Phone: (02) 6452 1950
  • Email: theswissmotel@gmail.com

Swiss Motel

The Sovereign Inn also has a Special Busking Deal

Contact them directly:

  • Address: 35 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW 2630
  • Phone: (02) 6452 13
  • Email: cooma@sovinns.com.au

Sovereign Inn 001For more Accommodation go to: http://visitcooma.com.au/

ESPAÑA El VITO THE SPIRIT OF SPAIN

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A celebration of Spanish repertoire for the guitar and piano, from classical masterpieces to flamenco styles of Paco De Lucia and Paco Pena and modern jazz.

In a world first collaboration, Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist and ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young and renowned 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist Matthew Fagan aka Lord of the Strings! infuse the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar into virtuosic classical piano masterpieces to form stunning new arrangements, celebrating the launch of Fagan’s newest vinyl album “El Vito”.

From the famous folk-inspired ballet music of Manuel De Falla’s “The Three Cornered Hat” to the Spanish dances evoked in Isaac Albeniz’s “Sevilla”, “Asturias” and “Tango”.  Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous “Concierto de Aranjuez” is explored through its origins in “Tarantos” and “Rodena”, combined with stunning orchestral realisation by piano, and Egberto Gismonti’s “Frevo Rasgado”, first brought to fame by guitarists Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin, will be transformed for concert piano and 10-string guitar, pairing rhythmic drive with colourful sonority.

Cooma Concert is presented by the Snowy Monaro Arts Council

SUN 14 Oct:   St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall (Cooma, N.S.W), 2.00pm (Doors 1.30pm)

https://events.humanitix.com.au/espana-elvito-cooma+BF

Watch snippets from the show here:

ANBC Cooma 2018

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Cooma’s Big Weekend of Busking!

The Australian National Busking Championships™ in Cooma this year will now be a two-day Busking Festival.

3rd & 4th November 2018.

  • Saturday 3rd November will be the ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships
  • Sunday 4th November will be the ANBC National Grand Final

How will this work?

On Saturday…

  • The ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships will basically have the same format as in previous years, with busking performances timetabled during the day on Saturday and then the Finals Concert in the afternoon.
  • There will be, once again, generous cash prizes awarded, with three age categories (Open Adult, Secondary and Primary School Age), Best Band, Best School Group, Blues Music Award, Special Judges Awards and of course the hugely popular Peoples Choice Awards.
  • The First Place Getters in each of the age categories in the Cooma Regional Finals on Saturday will be invited back for Sunday to compete in the ANBC National Grand Final.

Download Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_2018 Cooma ANBC Regional Championships Saturday 3 Nov 2018

Download for Groups: ENTRY FORM ATTACHMENT FOR LIST OF GROUP MEMBERS _Cooma ANBC Sat 3 Nov 2018

On Sunday…

  • The ANBC National Grand Final will now have its own day in Cooma.
  • First Place Getters from all the seven 2018 ANBC Regional Championships in Stanthorpe, Ballarat, Narooma, Noosa, Peak Hill, Gundagai, and Cooma will be invited to busk on Sunday morning.
  • Nine competitors, three from each age categories, will then be selected to perform for prizes in the National Grand Final Concert to be held at 1:00 pm.
  • All the competitors that have qualified to busk on Sunday will receive a cash prize.
  • Buskers that have qualified for Sunday are welcome to also busk on Saturday. They can receive cash tips, sell CDs and merchandise, however as they will be guaranteed a share of the prizes on Sunday, they will not be able to win extra prizes on Saturday.

We at ANBC are very excited about this year’s expanded program and we hope that the buskers, their supporters and the general public have a fantastic weekend in beautiful Cooma.

More activities, such as Open Mic Sessions and Concerts are also in the planning stage. We’ll keep you posted.

Download Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_2018 Cooma ANBC Regional Championships Saturday 3 Nov 2018

Download for Groups: ENTRY FORM ATTACHMENT FOR LIST OF GROUP MEMBERS _Cooma ANBC Sat 3 Nov 2018

For more information:

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Australian National Busking Championships™- Peak Hill NSW Regional Finals

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Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 15 September 2018.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of music festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music culture. Through out the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.

Download Peak Hill Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM PEAK HILL 2018 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Download this additional form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2018

Calling All Buskers:

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at Peak Hill Regional Finals. Peak Hill is the one regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. Dates for 2018 so far are:

Links to all these Regional Finals may be found at: https://www.buskingcooma.com/

The Prizes:

There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as: Peoples Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians and dancers.

The winners of each of the 3 age categories will qualify for the National Grand Final in Cooma.

New Alhambra Classical Guitar with Pickup & Cutaway!

 

Alhambra ZCWE

Alhambra ZCWE

The Alhambra Z natural classical guitar now has a big brother just arrived from Spain!

It’s the Alhambra ZCWE which

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

Fishman Pickup with Preamp and Chromatic Tuner

is basically, the Z model with an onboard Fishman Pickup & Preamp and a Cut-Away. Big acoustic sound and ready for weddings, parties..anything where more volume is needed.

Recommended retail price $839.

 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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Come and meet the Alhambra Guitar family

Alhambra Classical Guitars – Made in Spain

 

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

Alhambra Guitars Made in Spain

We have the Alhambra guitars from Spain.  So you can  pick up a quality hand made Spanish guitar for a great price. All Alhambra are made in Spain and have solid wood tops. The tops are available in solid cedar or spruce. We try to keep this Alhambra models in stock:

  • Alhambra Zero    $499
  • Alhambra Z CW  $839
  • Alhambra 1C        $699
  • Alhambra 2C       $799
  • Alhambra 3C       $940
  • Alhambra 4P     $1160
  • Alhambra 7C     $1740

More concert models are available through special order from $4,000 to $17,000

Also in smaller sizes:

  • Alhambra 1C Requinto 1/2 Size (Solid cedar top)_______$699
  • Alhambra 1C Cadete 3/4 Size (Solid cedar top)_____$699

(We try to have all these models in stock, however this may be subject to availability as all Alhambra guitars are imported from Spain) 

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938

Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

Click here to see and hear these lovely guitars.

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $769

Alhambra model Z with cutaway and pickup $839

Alhambra model Z Natural

Alhambra model Z Natural $499

 

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top-solid mahogany back & sides) $1740

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1098

Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar (solid cedar top pictured-rosewood back & sides) $1160

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $906

Alhambra 3C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $940

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $769

Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar (solid cedar top) $799

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $549-Great beginners guitar!

Alhambra 1C (Solid Cedar Top) $699-Great guitar for the serious beginner!

Alhambra Model Zero – A Great Student Guitar

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The luthiers at the premier Spanish guitar making workshop,  Alhambra, website have just come out with a new student model classical guitar, the model zero.

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $399

Alhambra model zero. Made in Spain for just $499

This is a lovely matte finished full-sized classical guitar with a solid cedar top. It retails for the amazing price of just $499!

The previous entry point guitar in the Alhambra range was its glossy brother, the model 1C which retails for $699. That’s $200 more than the new model zero.

This new model zero is an amazing guitar for the price. It has a beautiful solid cedar top which gives it a full deep rich bass and a warm sustaining treble, plus there’s heaps of volume.

How can they do it for the price? Maybe they saved on the no-frills matte finish. Probably, but what a guitar! Made in Spain for $499. This is really going to upset the Chinese. The Spanish guitar makers are fighting back!

AVAILABLE FROM:

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
PHONE: 02 6452 6067
FAX: 02 6452 4938
EMAIL: allan@coomamusic.com.au