IN THE YASS VALLEY

5 days of singing and walking amongst the vineyards of the beautiful Yass Valley

DATES: 23 – 28 May 2021

Welcome to this picturesque and unknown region with a variety of award winning vineyards.   Our days will be spread between 1- 2 hour singing classes in wineries and local churches, walks of 1–2 hours, a visit to a nearby historic town and delicious home cooked meals back at our Homestead every night.

Joining Rachel, Jo Cresswell and Dave O’Neil

JO CRESSWELL has been leading walks, ski and cycle tours since the 1980s in Europe and Australia. She is a musician on concertina & piano, a qualified X-C ski instructor and has for many years been an event manager for folk festivals and concert tours.

She has a passion for creative projects that get people out of their heads and into their hearts and creativity. She is committed to creating musical projects that are human scale, sustainable and encourage education and connection.

www.jocresswell.com

DAVE O’NEILL is one of Australia’s leading acoustic instrumentalists on guitar, fiddle and mandolin and a recognized folk style singer. He’s known from lineups such as Straight Ahead, Eric Bogle, Bushwackers, O’Neill & Rogers and currently performs with Fred Smith and also Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners.

For this Singing Week his love of cooking will come to the fore producing delectable meals for hungry singers.

daveoneillmusic.com

Accommodation

You can choose from a range of accommodation marking the corners of a triangle between which we can walk (20-40mins) or drive (5 mins). 

Georgian style

Our main residence is a Georgian style homestead set amongst the vineyards.  It has spacious rooms, verandahs, and views to the Brindabella Mountains and Murrumbidgee River corridor.

We have rooms here for couples.

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Art deco

A walk away are some extraordinary, vintage, art deco train carriages also with views.  They are all self-contained with room for singles and couples.

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Winery

Our third accom is at a winery where one of our classes and a sumptuous 3 course lunch will be held.  Here we have room for singles or couples in a balcony apartment that shares a large living space.

Meals

We’ll enjoy 2 gourmet lunches and a wine tasting at local wineries, otherwise
Dave will be our chef extraordinaire for our scrumptious dinners.  He is able to cater to standard, vegetarian, gluten free and keto diets.  Breakfasts will be available at each accommodation.  We will supply teas, coffee & bikkies.

As well as singing, all days include a walking option, either guided by Jo or simply a walk from your residence to your singing venue for the day.  The walks will be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.  The walking is undulating but not hard.

To book

The cost for the trip is $1,870 inc gst. We have very few single rooms. Please contact Jo regarding these and prices.

Please contact Jo Cresswell to book or if you have any questions at:  jo@jocresswell.com

Unwind and relax

We won’t plan your every moment so be prepared to unwind and relax!  Enjoy some hours reading, doing craft, playing cards after dinner or whatever your leisure time pick is.

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Our goal:

$25,000

Help us bring singers from the Central Desert communities to BIG SING 2021.

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