About Bush Traditions Inc

Bush Traditions is a not for profit association incorporated in the ACT. It was established in 2006 to promote the playing and enjoyment of Australia’s cultural heritage in Word, Bush Songs, Tunes and Dances. The Rules of Association are available HERE.

Its main goals are to help keep our "bush traditions" alive and to pass them on to future generations.

Bush Traditions Inc seeks to achieve this through:

  • providing occasion for the like minded to gather and enjoy our heritage as a community;
  • providing opportunities to showcase these traditions;
  • maintaining and building the community of people interested in Australia’s traditions;
  • building the networks that link them;
  • identifying and providing access to heritage material.

The Story so far....

Since Bush Traditions was established early in 2006 it has promoted interest in Bush Music through:

  • Open workshops at the National Folk Festival 2006 - 2019
  • Bush Traditions Gathering held in Goulburn 2006 - 2017, held in Yass 2018 - 2019
  • Tea Dance at the National Folk Festival 2009 & 2010
  • Bundanoon DanceFest 2009 - 2019 (Initially called Weekend of Bush Dancing)
  • Festival Bush Orchestra at the National Folk Festival 2012 -2019
  • Back to the Bush @ Binalong 2017

Donations and Support

Bush Traditions Inc is a non-profit organisation so any donations made go to furthering the aims. There are exciting projects in the planning stage - expanding the tune database; putting together profiles of collected players, collectors, and musicians; compiling other tutors; and more.

If you'd like to assist this with a donation your place in heaven will be assured.

To support the work of Bush Tradtions you could:

  1. Volunteer your time, energy and skills
  2. Donate using our online store link
  3. Donate in person at a BT function
  4. Donate by direct bank transfer