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Bungendore Country Muster merchandise, including stubby holders, embroidered shirts and hats, will be on sale at the showground throughout the Muster



Bungendore Showground map showing camping and entertainment areas

Map of the Bungendore Village showing the sites for Saturday morning’s Busking Competition (red dots) and the entertainment venues ([1] Lake George Hotel and [2] Royal Hotel


Map showing the access to the Bungendore Village and Showground


Muster events will be held at the Bungendore Showground and various venues throughout the Bungendore Village


This year marks the 29th year of the Bungendore Country Music Festival, which was first held in 1986 as a joint venture between the Bungendore Lions Club and Bungendore Rodeo sub-committee, and staged at the Rodeo Ground. In the early 1990s the Bungendore Lions Club folded, so a Muster committee was formed to run the event as a community fundraiser and, over the last 29 years, over $500.000 has been raised for the benefit of many local community organisations. in addition Bungendore's businesses gain from the large contingent of visitors from all states of Australia. 1998 marked a milestone in the Muster’s history, with the introduction of the Australian Bush Ballad Awards, and this year over 180 nominations from leading balladeers from all states of Australia proves the popularity of the awards. Australian Bush Balladeers Association Inc President Peter Coad said the Bungendore Country Music Muster is a a music festival that exudes a 'down to earth' friendly atmosphere. "It's one of the festivals I truly enjoy attending because of its unique 'All Australian Music Content'. "For people like myself who are very supportive of the bush ballad artist it is pleasing to see the festival continues to pride itself on showcasing an excellent lineup of bush ballad artists every year. I am sure this factor has been a major contributor to the festivals ongoing success and crowd support." The 2014 Bungendore Country Muster will again present a great line up of talent with renowned artists drawn from many Australian States. It will be a great weekend’s entertainment with top balladeers and backing from the renowned Charley Boyter, and Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, bands The Muster committee urges the local Community to turn out and support the Festival, that supports the community. For more details on the entertainment, artists and the program please check the Bungendore Country Muster website at Winston Masters, Vice President SUNDAY 2 Jessica Belle 4.00pm at the Royal Hotel

Competition From 8.00am in front of various shops around the village. See map on previous page for locations Den Hanrahan 3.00pm at the Royal Hotel Gleny Rae Virus & Her Playboys 7.00pm at the Royal Hotel Chris Webbe 9.00pm at the Lake George Hotel

SATURDAY 2 1.30pm Winner of the Bungendore Busking Walk-up Winner-People’s Choice Peter Coad & the Coad Sisters Ron Milliner Johnny Kaye Keith Jamieson & Alisha Smith Brian Letton & Jenny Brosnan Justin Standley Laura Downing Frank Spencer Backing by Peter

NB. Only campers at the showground are eligible to participate in the walk-up entertainment

SUNDAY 3 10am to 6pm Gunbarrel Highwaymen featuring Owen Blundell, Reg Poole and Terry Gordon Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson Ernie Constance Margaret Stokes Pat Brown Jnr Ginger Cox & Terry Bennetts Trevor Day Bec Hance Peter Coad Kate Hindle Patti Morgan Jeff Brown Brian Letton Backing by Charley Boyter and the Muster Band

AT THE SHOWGROUND JANUARY Coad & the Coad TUESDAY 28 Sisters Walk-ups during day 8.00pm Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad WEDNESDAY 29 Awards Bush poetry, bingo Jeff Brown in the morning and Ernie Constance walk-ups in the Brian Letton afternoon Gold coin Bec Hance sausage sizzle and Patti Morgan entertainment in the Dianne Lindsay evening Pat Brown Jnr Kate Hindle THURSDAY 30 Margaret Stokes Bingo in the morning Dianne Lindsay and walk-ups in the Reg Poole afternoon Keith Jamieson Peter Simpson FEBRUARY Ginger Cox FRIDAY 1 Terry Bennetts Lions Club breakfast Peter Coad & the and entertainment Coad Sisters Bush poetry and Trevor Day Backing walk-ups follow by Charley Boyter during the day and the Muster Band


FRIDAY 31 Chucks Wagon 7.00pm at the Royal Hotel Poddy Dodgers 9.00pm at the Lake George Hotel

IN THE VILLAGE JANUARY THURSDAY 30 Talent quest 6.00pm at the Royal Hotel. Registration from 5.00pm Brewn 9.00pm at the Lake George Hotel


Den’s music is part country pub rock, part poetic troubadour. He is a singer, songwriter, story teller, guitar, banjo and harp player, stompbox stomper, front bar larrikin. His gigs are bold and upbeat, yet maintain an intimacy. GLENY RAE VIRUS AND HER PLAYBOYS


Chris Webbe’s Sweaty Palms has been rocking hard around Australia, since 1980, playing old-school rock, blues and country. The talented group that now includes his son Noah, who has stepped into his dad’s shoes as a talented musician.

Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys admit to peddling ‘hillbilly swing,’ but also flirt with bluegrass, calypso, rockabilly and occasional jazz. Their gumbo/wombat stew of influences reflects Gleny’s off-stage cross-cultural embrace. Formed in 2006, Chucks CHRIS WEBBE AND THE SWEATY PALMS Wagon have released a bootleg EP in 2006, followed by their debut album in 2007, a debut video single ‘Black Road’ in 2008, as well as ‘Live in Austin Texas’ and their current album ‘Lipstick and Sin’.


Brewn’ have been influenced by many classic musical acts such as Johnny Cash, CCR, Brad Paisley, Cold Chisel and AC/DC, but heir eclectic musical interests have created a unique style (quirky Australiana BBQ rock)


Poddy Dodgers’ Garry Jones wrote his first song at fourteen and since then has accumulated a vast repertoire of original songs. He is supported by his two brothers on guitar, bass, drums and vocals

Growing up in an isolated PODDY DODGERS area gave Peter the inspiration to write about Australia and its characters. Over the years he has perfomed with his brothers, Mal, Phillip and Trevor, and more recently with his sisters Virginia and Lynette

Jessica became the first DEN HANRAHAN winner of the Michael Cowdroy Memorial Award for songwriting (TIARA Awards) at the 2005 Tamworth Country Music Festival for her song ‘No Longer Mine.’ She was also a Toyota Star Maker Finalist 2005.



22 January 2014  

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