Lost in the Groove

We are very sad to announce that this event has been cancelled, due to current Victorian covid restrictions.

Friday July 2 – Sunday July 4, 2021

A free music fiesta happening right in the heart of East Gippsland!

As part of the East Gippsland Winter Festival, we invite you to  three days of  free singing workshops and gigs by world-renowned band, The Maes, in some of East Gippsland’s beautiful, hidden small towns.  Stay longer in the region and enjoy more events on offer during the festival.

Concert Venues

From the coast to the forest, East Gippsland is a region of natural beauty.  Come and discover some of the villages that make up the region, and enjoy a free, intimate  workshops  or gig with all the warmth of country hospitality!  Support the local businesses while you’re there and help East Gippsland get back on its feet after being hit by drought, bushfire and covid.  

Here’s a summary of where to find us – more details coming soon so check back regularly!

Friday July 2
1pm – 2:30pm: Lindenow Hall
5pm – 6:30pm: Bruthen Pub

Saturday July 3
9:15am – 10:45am:  Wyanga Park Winery, Lakes Entrance – start with a workshop coffee and stay for brunch and wine-tasting!
1pm – 2:30pm: The Hub, Bairnsdale
7pm Buchan Pub – free gig!

Sunday July 4
11am – 12:30pm – Buchan Neighbourhood House.  Stay on and enjoy a tour of Buchan Caves.

The Lost in the Groove musicians

Multi-award winning band, The Maes will lead the daily singing workshops  and headline the concerts at Forge Theatre.

The Maes (formerly the Mae Trio) are sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby.  Formed In 2014, The Maes have been non-stop touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking song-writing, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies.  UK magazine, Songlines, describes their music as “Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Maes are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own”. Most recently, their self-titled album, The Maes, carried off the Music Victoria award for Best Folk and Roots Album of 2019.

See The Maes website to find out more

Sample some of the award-winning music by The Maes…

For more information about Lost in the Groove contact:

Judy at QuasiTrad judy.quasitrad@icloud.com +61 422 868 680

or Hilary at Crashendo! Bairnsdale crashendo.bairnsdale@gmail.com +61 455 872 296

Lost in the Groove QuasiTradThe Lost in the Groove Team

This community event is a collaboration by Crashendo! Bairnsdale and QuasiTrad Music Melbourne, and has been generously funded by the East Gippsland Shire Council.


CRASHENDO! Bairnsdale is  part of an international social change program providing music tuition resulting in life-enhancing experiences for children, families and the community.
Crashendo! Bairnsdale is an incorporated, not-for-profit charity with T.C.C. and Deductible Gift Recipient status. To make a tax-deductible donation, you can make an EFT to our bank account and email crashendo.bairnsdale@gmail.com for the receipt. Please reference your surname and initial or business name.

Account name: Crashendo Bairnsdale
BSB: 633 000
Account no: 152 546 834

The East Gippsland Shire Council
 is a leading local government that works together with local communities to make East Gippsland one of the most liveable regions in Australia. The Shire Council is a major supporter of this event, and encourages  local residents to take up the opportunity of participating.

QuasiTrad Music Melbourne was founded in 2014 by Judy Oleinikov to actively encourage participation in celtic musical traditions in Australia. QuasiTrad hosts workshops, concerts, dances, jam sessions and camps in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. QuasiTrad events are unique, because we combine a small, friendly, customised experience with some of the biggest names in celtic music from overseas and around Australia.  QuasiTrad has worked with a stellar line-up of international and local artists, including Liz Carroll, Pascal Gemme, and Laura Risk, and has collaborated with The Boite, Community Music Victoria, the National Celtic Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival.

Lost in the Groove QuasiTrad

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