Photographs from the Nambung Country Music Muster 2019
The dunes were alive with the sounds of people having fun. Nambung Station (just 200kms north of Perth), nestled along side Western Australia’s world famous Pinnacles saw the annual influx of country music lovers from around Australia. This event has quickly grown as a favourite amongst the country music community. What’s not to love? 4 days camping with music, poetry and dancing. Additionally, you got a good feeling of knowing you are helping charities. This year 2019, Nambung’s raise $18,000 for the following nominated charities:
- Anglicare – Street Connect Project
- Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Research WA
- Make a Wish Albany
- A Moora Charity ( to be decided)
- Cervantes Men’s Shed
- Cervantes Swimming Pontoon Fund
- Cervantes Historical Society
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
This year’s featured artists include country singer/songwriter Brian Letton, Sandie “Dolly Parton“ Dodd, New Zealand born Marie Hodson, Banjo maestro Ian Simpson and Grammy winner steel guitar extraordinaire Lucky Ocean
The programme also included Walkups, Poets Breakfast, Gospel and other Talents from across Australia. WA and Australian favourites were also featured including Evan Platschinda, Terry Bennetts and Ginger Cox of the Band of Mates, Billy Higginson and Connie Kis Andersen. Local talent included in our W,A Showcase segment was Kate Linke, Sarah Broome, Warwick Trant, Mark Donohue , Kathy Carver ,Kate Hindle ,Moira J Scott , Kevin Lansdell, Lee Forster, Country Horizon and the Kimberley All Star musicians Sam Lovell, Fred Russ, Ken Linley and Rodney Rivers.
Boot scooting and old-time dancing were also back on again with the sounds of Therese and David’s Higginson’s Campfire Country.
The Cervantes CWA were popular with their scones, jam and cream and the Cervantes Men’s Shed cooked up a storm of eggs and bacon for the Poet’s Breakfast on the Sunday morning.
The Cervantes St John’s Ambulance were in attendance with sunscreen and first aid advice to keep everyone safe and healthy.
We look forward now to 2020 with the dates 22 – 25 October 2020 so mark this date in your diary for a really great weekend.