What's On In 2016?
Well we have started with a roaring National Folk Festival. Good crowds at the Settler Sessions, walls bulging in a small venue for the Bush Orchestra, Settlers Concert, Singing Sessions, Sessions in the Bar, and of course, just catching up with friends.
Special tributes for Peter Ellis included the Heritage Ball and a special concert hosted by Stuart Simms.
The new database of tunes was introduced at the sessions for folk to have an exploratory doodle. It is in development stage as yet so your feedback would be appreciated. The database is hosted at bushtraditions.wiki. Feel free to explore it.
Goulburn Gathering 2016
The 11th Gathering will be on the long weekend in October at the Old Goulburn Brewery. That's 30th September to the 3rd October.
News: It is looking very likely that we will have Martyn Wyndham-Read as a Gathering contributor this year. Yvonne O'Grady says that it is written in his diary for his next trip to Australia. Martyn is well-known for his settings and interpretation of Australian poems and songs.
Looking for further contributions to the weekend.
Volunteers so far:
Bush Traditions @
Music from previous events available for free download here.
Music from the 2016 NFF Settler Sessions
Anglo Concertina Tutor