Weekend @ Binalong
The last few years has seen initiatives to take collected music back to the communities it came from. The Goulburn session have been focused on music from the area collected from Stan Treacy, Frank Collins and Pearly Watling in particular for several years now. In 2016, a group of musicians from the Bush Music Club took a programme of music from the Mudgee /Gulgong area to play for a dance at the Gulgong Folk Festival. Here they met up with the local band Stringybark who have been performing in the area since before John Meredith recorded them in the 1960s. Later that year Sofala was host to a Bush Music Club weekend to celebrate the music of Joe Yates.
In November this year Bush Traditions is organising a weekend of music at Binalong (pronounced Bine-along) primrarily to celebrate the music of accordionist/ fiddler Harry Cotter. Also of interest in the area is the connection with Banjo Paterson who lived nearby and Johnny Gilbert who died nearby.
The weekend will include:
More details available soon......
Bundanoon DanceFest 2018
Next year is the 10th Bundanoon DanceFest so we are looking for ideas to make this a special one.......
National Folk Festival 2017
Tune Sessions in the Bar, Bush Orchestra and a concert were the main additions to the NFF from Bush Traditions. Ray also presented a workshop on the wiki to an interested crowd.
He will be at the Gathering 2017 to show this and more.
Music from previous events available for free download here.
Music from the 2016 NFF Settler Sessions
Anglo Concertina Tutor