What's On In 2016?

Well we have started with a roaring National Folk Festival. Good crowd at the Settler Sessions, walls bulging in a small venue for the Bush Orchestra, Settlers Concert, Singing Session, Sessions, 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.

Next up we have the Bundanoon DanceFest in June (10-13) and then the Goulburn Gathering on the October Long Weekend (Sept 30-Oct 3).

Bundanoon DanceFest 2016



Time to book your accommodation because as ever there are limited spaces.

The weekend programme is in preparation with the callers and their lead musicians promising another great weekend to dance your cares away. And if you haven't got any cares then you have just enough time to find some....

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. Looking for contributions to the weekend.

Volunteers so far:
BMC Saplings; Kerry Doherty - Slow Tune Workshops; Alan Swift - YarnSpace; John Coleville - Stan Coster Tribute;




Bush Traditions @
The National
Folk Festival

Over the last years Bush Traditions has played an important role in bringing Australian content and particularly patron participation to the National Folk Festival


Trove Treasures
Researcher Mark Gregory has unearthed some treasures from the NLA's TROVE.

Videos on YouTube
The videos recorded at the Gathering in 2012 have been edited and the list is here.

nfsaReal Folk Videos
Some classic bush music now on YouTube

danceMusic from previous events available for free download here.

danceMusic from the 2016 NFF Settler Sessions
is available for purchase here.

concAnglo Concertina Tutor
A set of bush tunes arranged with fingering and all for Anglo Concertina players.
Click here to see it

This website is maintained and developed by David Johnson.
Suggestions for inclusion welcome