An evening of Australian folk music – songs, dance tunes, poems and more…

The Old Goulburn Brewery, Bradley Grange
Bungonia Rd, Goulburn
4821 6071

First Friday of each month 7.30-10.30pm (at least!)

The accent is on participation so bring voices and instruments and join in. Dots are available or play by ear.

A Folk Ring where we each choose an item in turn as a request or to lead.
A Theme where songs and poems on a particular theme are  hunted out, practised and performed.

A booklet of local dance tunes has been compiled to use at the sessions. You can get one at the session or from David's Online Shop.

2017 Dates and Themes

February 3rd  The Fatal Shore
March 3rd    Fair and Tender
April 7th       Wheels
May 5th       Tell Em I Died Game 
June 2nd The Song Goes On
July 7th        Hatch, Match & Despatch
August 4th     Away From Home
September 1st     Heroes, Villains and Eccentrics
October 6th  Bosses and Tossers
November 3rd       Antipodean Connections
December 1st      Eureka

The next Bush Traditions Gathering will be held 29th Sept to 2nd Oct 2017. Players, performers and dancers are welcome to enjoy a programme of music and dance workshops, poetry recitations, concerts and dances as well as hours of informal music sessions.

The basic idea of the weekend is to encourage participation in all aspects of our bush traditions - bush music, songs, dance, yarns, poetry. Hence there'll be workshops to learn tunes by ear or music, song workshops, dance music workshops, dances and concerts. The venue provides a terrific historical backdrop, locally brewed beer and excellent food.

The previous Gatherings in 2006 - 2016 have established this as a special event in the Australian folk music calendar. On-site camping adds to the community spirit of the weekend. The official website with more detail is here.