VICTORIA, Briagolong, Perch Creek Family Jugband

EVENT DATE: 14 November 2014

Perch Creek are excited to announce a very special Country Halls Tour, celebrating their homecoming after a huge thirty date European, UK and Canadian tour with performances at Womad (UK), Edinburgh Fringe and countless other festivals and venues.

Perch Creek play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality. With diverse instrumentation including guitar, double bass, keyboard, ukulele, washboard, trombone, saw, banjo and tap dancing, the band combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, roots and blues musical styles all threaded together by their unique collaborative song writing.

Perch Creek consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows – at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting. They are excited to be hitting the road on home soils bringing music back to the beautiful country halls of Victoria.


Date: Friday 14 November
Venue: Briagolong Mechanics Institute
Address: 9-11 Avons Street, BRIAGOLONG
Time: Doors open 7.30, start 8:00pmperch creek_2

Entry: $25
Bookings: Booking can be made at or ph 5143 3200. Door sales will be available if not sold out


Mechanics’ Institutes have long been an important part of rural Australian Communities, a place where the community came together to be educated and socialise. Briagolong is one of the few Victorian towns that has its Mechanics’ Institute fully intact and still caters with the current needs of the community now, as it did in the 1880’s and early to mid 1900’s.

The Mechanics Institute had many functions, one of which was adult education. The Briagolong Mechanics’ Institute now incorporates the Briagolong Community House, a place where the community can learn a vast range of new skills from craft to computing. Although now a substantially larger building, the original institute started with only two rooms. The supper and reading rooms were the first to be built in 1874; the hall provided a venue for entertainment, and the reading room a place where people could read the burgeoning library resources and newspapers. Those who were members of the Institute were entitled to use all facilities after they paid a yearly membership fee.

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