Lake School launch for 2k20.

Andy Rigby inhabits the world of music, in many guises. After early training on piano and in student choirs, he drifted into the folk scene while working as an engineer, and has never really left. Playing in bush bands in the 1980s led him into Irish music, especially tin whistle and flute. Then along came the harp, originally for Celtic music but later for Latin American music as well. Andy played harp professionally for years in the Moving Harps trio, and also developed his own unique “Paraceltic” style of harp. Andy and his assistants have made over 300 harps, and continue to take orders.

The Turramurra Music Camp inspired Andy and others to start the Roses Gap Music Camp in 1998, which now runs as “Rosewood Music Camp” in September in the Strathbogie Ranges. The camp programme reflects his deep respect for traditional cultures, and desire to share music in our communities.

Andy has taught harp and more recently flute and parade band at the Lake School in Koroit for many years now, and regards it as a Summer highlight for his family.

Residing in Central Victoria since 1993, Andy was on the Maldon Folk Festival committee for 15 years and now in Malmsbury he heads up local outfits such as the Kyneton Street Band, KGB (Klezmer-Gypsy-Balkan), Harpers Bizarre, and the Bakery Buskers (Malmsbury, with daughter Sylvie and friends). Andy also pioneered (with Jon Madin) the making of marimbas for schools and community groups, and has developed unique marching marimbas.

Tickets go on sale on June 30 2019