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September 16-18 2022

Established in 2004 to highlight the banjo, its styles and related instruments.  Traditionally the emphasis has been on American string band music (bluegrass, old-time, Appalachian, jug band, Hawaiian and blues) but more recently the program has expanded to encompasses other styles such as Celtic, Klezmer, Jazz and contemporary music.

The heart of the Jamboree is the camaraderie experienced by playing music with old and new friends in various spots around the town and it is that experience that has people returning year after year.

The program includes concerts, workshops, a children’s session, a Gospel singalong, a bush dance, and various sessions around the town.


** UPDATE **  

Due to frequent heavy rain there will be no vehicle access to the John Powell Reserve.  People with campervans will need to source alternative camping locations . Please see alternatives listed on the "camping" page. 


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13th Guildford Banjo Jamboree

13th Guildford Banjo Jamboree

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Vale John "Johnno" Caldwell

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We were saddened to hear of the passing on August 18th this year of the Guildford Banjo Jamboree's chief founder and long-time supporter John "Johnno" Caldwell.
We will be remembering him and singing him a "Happy Birthday" at the Saturday evening Public Hall concert this year. 
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