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Over 100 Buskers from Near and Far

Jack Biilmann to perform at ANBC

Jack Biilmann to perform at ANBC

On Saturday 1st November Cooma will be a hosting a festival of street music, illness the Australian National Busking Championshipsâ„¢ with over 100 buskers competing for over $8, disinfection 000 in cash prizes made up of over 22 individual awards. There are prizes for all ages, ailment solos, groups, amateurs and professionals

The buskers are drawn from over 30 different post codes; from Ainsile in the ACT to Zetland in Sydney. These wonderful musicians will be performing in many different musical stlyes including: Alternative, Acoustic, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Dub, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Gospel, Jazz, Old Time, Pop, R&B, Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots, Reggae, and more. They will be singing, blowing, plucking, hitting, bowing,strumming and dancing their hearts out to entertain their audiences. All this fun and entertainment is provided free of change. They would, of course, love to be acknowledged by receiving some donations in their instrument cases or hats but that totally up to their audience.


Michael John Horneman will be a busker

Michael John Horneman will be a busker

In this year’s Championships there will be lots of familiar faces as well, as many new performers among the buskers. Michael John Horneman will be competing for the first time. He is a rising talent in country music. His new single “What We’ve Found” is getting a huge amount of airplay in Australia as well as the USA. Michael performs extensively throughout Canberra and the South East NSW.

Another first timer is Jack Biilmann. Jack is another musician with an impressive reputation. He has an extensive listing on the Triple J Unearthed website. He describes his music as roots, reggae, dub and blues. Jack comes from Canberra but he is no stranger to Cooma, performing regularly at the Alpine Hotel.

Connor Ross from Cobargo

Connor Ross from Cobargo

Connor Ross describes his music as alternative folk. Just 18, Connor has just won the first heat in the Telstra’s “Road to Discovery” competition which was held at the great Southern Blues Festival in Narooma. Connor’s was one of the first entries in the Australian National Busking Championships, he’s very keen and he’s is coming up all the way from Cobargo.

There’s such a diverse range of music at this year’s Championships. There will also be performances by the Cooma Harmony Chorus, Cooma Public School Choir, St Patrick’s Parish School Choir, Stypa Ensemble, Cooma District Band, Canberra Guitar Ensemble and the Cooma Guitar Ensemble. And the entries are still pouring in! Entries close on Saturday 25th October.

The Two Vaults - Busker Open Mic Night - 31 November

The Two Vaults – Busker Open Mic Night – 31 November

This year, we are also organising a “Big Busker Bash” on the Friday night, 31 October before the Championships. There are three venues: “Night of Champions” at the Alpine Hotel featuring past ANBC winners, Guyy Lillyman, Vendulka and Roger McCulloch, “The Button Collective” at the Cooma Hotel, and “Buskers Open Mic” at the Two Vaults Cafe and Restaurant. It’s Halloween…so dress scary.

For more information checkout the Australian National Busking Championships on Facebook.


Thursday Night Music Club – Every Thursday at 7.30pm

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St Pauls’s Anglican Parish Hall, visit 136 Commissioner Street Cooma

Tickets – Available at The Fabric Salon, 42 Vale Street Cooma


  • $25 Adult
  • $20 Concession
  • $15 Snowy Monaro Arts Council members
  • Children & School Students – free!

Stars Will Come Out This Saturday

In the first item on the Arts Council’s concert programme this Saturday evening, musician Chris Wall will be playing trumpet and piano at the same time. To find out how he achieves this and to appreciate the results, you will need to come along to St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall for the 7:30pm recital.

This concert, the final Snowy Monaro Arts Council presentation for 2014, is named “Stars” in deference to the rich programme. It includes the title song, “Stars” from ‘Les Miserables’ as well as Albert Arlen’s arrangement of “Clancy of the Overflow” (featuring the lines, “And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, and at the night the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars”).

These two pieces are not the only stars to be enjoyed on the night. The three performers Glenyss Allen, Thomas Keenan and Chris Wall are each very accomplished in their instruments – piano, voice and brass respectively.

The programme also showcases well-loved composers and well-loved tunes such as Henry Mancini and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Tickets for “Stars” are available at The Fabric Salon in Cooma. Admission is $25 for an Adult, $20 for Concession and $15 for Snowy Monaro Arts Council members. Admission is free for children and school students. Of course supper is included in the ticket price.

Contact Glenyss Allen 6452 3561 for further information

“Stars” is proudly presented by Snowy Monaro Arts Council Inc.

Thursday Night Music Club at the Two Vaults Restaurant (across the road from the Alpine Hotel) 7:30 – 9:30. Come down, sovaldi play a few songs or just listen. For more information email Ben Warner at (The first one will be on the 11/9/2014.)

Acoustic Open Mic Night @ Jindabyne Bowling & Sports Club – Now Every Saturday Night During Winter

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Where: St Paul’s Parish Hall, ed Commissioner Street,Cooma

When: 2.00 pm

Tickets at The Fabric Salon:

  • Adults $15
  • School Child $5

The concert will feature harp, piano, string quartet, cello, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, bagpipes, as well as vocals.

So, for a pleasant ajternoon of music, and afternoon tea please come along. Proceeds from the concert will be sent to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

Jindabyne Bowling & Sports Club presents:

“The Acoustic Room”

Every Saturday nights from 7.30 pm

Great Live Acoustic Music

Family Friendly & FREE!

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Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam Session – Sunday 18 April 1pm

Waltons produce a range of Bodhran Beaters.  They are all $19.95 each. They are all made from beautifully turned hardwood.

As pictured below, geriatrician from left to right:

  • WMB27  “BT-H” model 20cm
  • WMB28  “BT-J” model 22cm
  • WMB24 “BT-7” model 23cm
  • WMB29 “BT-K” model 17.5cm
  • WMB26 “BT-G” model 19.5cm
  • WMB23 “BT-4” model 22.5cm
  • WMB30 “BT-L” model 22.5cm
  • WMB22 “BT-1” model 23.5cm
  • WMB25 “BT-B” model 20cm

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Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938


Title: Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam Session
Location: The Statesman Hotel, buy cialis Strangways Street Curtin ACT
Description: Always a big Afternoon of blues.
Sunday 18 April 1.00pm to 4.30pm.
Entry $2

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam Session

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José María Vilaplana Excellence

Where: Wesley Music Centre, order 20 National Circuit Forrest ACT

When: Sunday 14 March 2010, gonorrhea 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

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Pierre Herrero has been importing quality Spanish Classical & Flamenco guitars into Australia for many years. Pierre has also been an ardent supporter of the classical guitar in Australia. Among many other activities, decease he has sponsored the Sydney Classical Society Summer School and the Melbourne based Alhambra Sadie Awards.

On Sunday 14 March, Pierre will be showcasing in an informal setting, a wonderful range of guitars for the members of the Canberra Classical Guitar Society, guitar students and  teachers as well as the general public.

The Guitars:

Pierre will be presenting a range of guitars that include the Spanish made Alhambra guitars. These will include:

  • Student Classical Guitars from $549 to $1,000 (including 1/2 size Requinto & 3/4 Cadet models)
  • Intermediate Classical Guitars from $1,000 to $2,000
  • Concert Artist Classical Guitars from $4,000 to $12,000 (including the Villaplana models)
  • Alhambra new “Professional” range with amplification options
  • Alhambra Flamenco Guitars

Pierre will be also hoping to  have a range of quality Vintage and Pre-loved guitars. These much sought-after gems may include makers such as Ramirez (1974), Conde Hermanos Medialuna Blanca, Dan Kellaway, Kim Lissarrague, and Richard Howell.


Allan Spencer

Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938

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Title: Canberra Blues Society Monthly Jam Session
Location: The Statesman Hotel, patient
Curtin ACT
Description: Entry: $2
Sunday 21 March 2010
1.00 pm to 4.30 pm
For more information go to:

Canberra Blues Society