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

The Goulburn Club
Market St, Goulburn
4821 2043

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.

2020 Dates and Themes

February 7th

Whips and Spurs

March 6th

On the Map

April 3rd

Tongue in Cheek

May 1st

Dying Game

June 5th

No Session (Bundanoon DanceFest)

July 3rd

She'll Be Right

August 7th

Sydney or the Bush

September 4th

Treasure Trove

October 2nd

No Session (Yass Gathering)

November 6th

Lags, Hags and Dags

December 4th

Rolling Home

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The next Bush Traditions Gathering will be held 2nd to 5th Oct 2020. 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 - 2019 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.