Clubs and Societies

These websites are maintained by organisations with similar aims to Bush Traditions Inc.

The Bush Music Club
established in 1954 by John Meredith and others. The BMC is based in Sydney and runs Bush Dances, music and dance workshops, and balls.
The Saplings
is an initiative of the Bush Music Club that provides an introduction to bush music for young players with workshops and masterclasses and camps and more.

The Victorian Folk Music Club
operating in the state of Victoria, the VFMC is one of the oldest folk music organisations in Australia. The website includes history, events, and publications. 50th Anniversary in 2009.


Bush Dance & Music Club of Bendigo
is the base camp for the Emu Creek Band. A programme of dances and balls as well as training for young musicians. The site has links to several YouTube videos of dance.

NSW Folk Federation
was formed in 1970 to present, support, and encourage the performance of folk music, folk song, folk dance and spoken word by providing opportunities for artists, audience, groups, clubs and festivals to get together.
Monaro Folk Society
is a non-profit community organisation operating in the ACT-Monaro region providing access to both entertainment and direct involvement in a wide range of folk music, dance, and spoken word activities.

Australian Folklore Network
is a national coalition of individuals and organisations with an interest in one or more aspects of folklore collection, archiving, research, teaching, administration and performing. In partnership with the National Library of Australia, the National Folk Festival and Curtin University, the AFN hosts an annual conference, publishes the e-publication Transmissions, coordinates the Register of Australian Folklore Collections, carries out projects and generally promotes Australian folklore in all its varieties throughout the national community.

for details of membership.