Paul and Danika Willey with their pet dog Bundy at the Muster site yesterday. The Muster surrounds are buzzing with the sound of volunteers at work in preparation for the big country music bash in a week’s time.
Paul and Danika Willey with their pet dog Bundy at the Muster site yesterday. The Muster surrounds are buzzing with the sound of volunteers at work in preparation for the big country music bash in a week’s time. Renee Pilcher

Hills alive with hammering

IT IS hard to explain why so many people are drawn from all over the country and the world to Amamoor Creek for the Music Muster once a year.

There’s a certain atmosphere, and electricity in the air if you will, but it’s the lasting friendships made that keep people like England’s Mark Smith coming back for the event.

And this year’s Optus Music Muster was no different.

This will be Mr Smith’s second muster; he has worked for Unique Attractions for two years since heading to Australia and was yesterday setting up the iconic Crow Bar.

After the muster he has to head back to England, but hopes to move to Australia and attend more musters in the future.

Others like Tiaro local Jack Van Bruggen have been coming to the muster since the beginning.

He only “missed the first two years,” Mr Van Bruggen explained.

Gympie Times


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