The weather was perfect, the food was great and - most import of all - the music was fabulous. The Cooma CRAB went continuously from 9am to 2.30pm thanks to Michael Barry who MC’ed as well as performing as lead singer for Stormcellar.
We ended up with 7 acts - the 4 advertised plus a late inclusion, "Guitar Case Troubadours” plus Jademarra plus local performer, Michael Horneman. This was outstanding! Jandemarra is a local indigenous performer who did our welcome to country then came back to do an improvised didgeridoo duet with Michael Barry from Stormcellar on harmonica. Michael Horneman, our own local country artist (www.mjhmusic.net), gave us a great performance. As expected, Fiona Boyes was fantastic - she gave an outstanding performance. A really lovely lady too.
We got great positive feedback from the performers and audience members we spoke to - many came up and thanked us for holding the event. We believe this was the first major live music event to happen in the area since covid restrictions.
We had 52 market stalls on the day, which was challenging to maintain spacing to be covid-safe – a good problem to solve! We sold out of all the food, both Southern and our usual Aussie BBQ.
So hopefully success breeds success, and next year will be even bigger and better.
Thanks everyone for supporting the event. The Council and Rotary Club volunteers, the performers, the stallholders and - most importantly - those who attended to make this a great day out!
The CRAB is Back!!
15 October 2020
Firstly, thank you to everyone that attended our October markets - our first one in months. Both stall numbers and visitor numbers were great and COVID safe!
Our November Markets will feature the COOMA Country Roots and Blues (CRAB) music event. This is the 3rd year as part of the Cooma Rotary Markets. Visit our CRAB website for more information
Over the COVID blues? Well how about coming out for some family fun – great country, roots and blues music, great food and great markets in a COVID safe environment. Let your blues be the music kind!!
If you can’t be there, then enjoy our live stream. We maybe even bring in a US blues performance – virtually of course!……. and it’s FREE!! Thanks to - Cooma Rotary Club and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Supported by Self Propelled Artists.
October Markets - it's been a while!
Sorry, but we are cancelled
We'll let you know when we are coming back. Please check this space for updates