An evening of Australian folk music – songs, dance tunes, poems and more…

The Goulburn Club
19 Market St Goulburn NSW
 02 4821 2043

First Friday of each month 7.30-10.30pm (at least!)

The accent is on participation so bring voices and instruments and join in. Dots are available or play by ear.

A Folk Ring where we each choose an item in turn as a request or to lead.
A Theme where songs and poems on a particular theme are  hunted out, practised and performed.

A booklet of local dance tunes has been compiled to use at the sessions. You can get one at the session or from David's Online Shop.

2019 Dates and Themes

February 1st

Paddy's Lot

March 1st

Hearth and Home

April 5th      

Taking Stock

May 3rd      

Iron Rails

May 25th

Railway Sesquicentenary Ball

June 7th

No Session (Bundanoon DanceFest)

July 5th       


August 2nd     

Just For a Laugh

September 6th    


October 4th

No Session (Yass Gathering)

November 1st      

Bold and Reckless

December 6th     




The next Bush Traditions Gathering will be held 28th Sept to 1st Oct 2018 and note the new venue is Yass in the Hartigan Centre. Players, performers and dancers are welcome to enjoy a programme of music and dance workshops, poetry recitations, concerts and dances as well as hours of informal music sessions.

The basic idea of the weekend is to encourage participation in all aspects of our bush traditions - bush music, songs, dance, yarns, poetry. Hence there'll be workshops to learn tunes by ear or music, song workshops, dance music workshops, dances and concerts. The venue provides a terrific historical backdrop, locally brewed beer and excellent food.

The previous Gatherings in 2006 - 2017 have established this as a special event in the Australian folk music calendar. On-site camping adds to the community spirit of the weekend. The official website with more detail is here.