Lost in the Groove
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 pop-up 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.
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 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. This event will take place regardless of covid restrictions; if necessary the event will be moved online to a series of interactive workshops and concerts.
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…
The 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.
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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.