Bundanoon DanceFest 2021

12th - 14th June 2021

No decisions about the 2021 DanceFest have been made yet, but without a vaccine it is unlikely to proceed. It may be possible to put on an event that meets the guidelines and still allows for satisfactory dance experiences. The venues have a holding booking on the off chance that we can proceed.

Looking forward to taking the IST out of SOCIAL DISTANCING

National Folk Festival 2021 CANCELLED

The National Folk Festival for Easter 2021 has also been cancelled due to the uncertainties around the CoVid 19 virus.


The Bush Traditions Committee is considering whether an alternative scaled down version might be held within the appropriate guidelines.

Bundanoon DanceFest and Bush Traditions Gathering 2020 CANCELLED

In the face of current developments with the COVID 19 pandemic the Bush Traditions committee has agreed that discretion is the better part of valour and hence that the Bundanoon DanceFest and the Gathering at Yass be abandoned for 2020.


Click the image above for the 2020 Australian Heritage Dance calendar, which is generated by Brian Samuels.

Online version of John Merediths collection of portraits and the text of his book.

Heather Clarke has joined the organising team at Bush Traditions. Her knowledge of early Australian dance is remarkable and can be explored at her web site.

nfsaReal Folk Videos
Some classic bush music now on YouTube

concAnglo Concertina Tutor
A set of bush tunes arranged with fingering and all for Anglo Concertina players.

PopUp Weekends
Occasionally a camping weekend is organised for a mini-gathering, usually somewhere with a historical connection to our music. Information is sent out via the BT mailing list.

This website is maintained and developed by David Johnson.
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