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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
  • The Inaugural 2006 Bush Traditions Gathering held in Goulburn
  • More workshops at the 2007 NFF
  • The 2007 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • Further Workshops at the 2008 NFF plus Concert items in the Stock Camp at the NFF
  • 2008 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • 2009 NFF Workshops and Tea Dance
  • 2009 Bundanoon Weekend of Bush Dancing
  • 2009 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • 2010 NFF Workshops and Tea Dance
  • 2010 Bundanoon Weekend of Bush Dancing
  • 2010 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • 2011 NFF Workshops and Performances in the Stock Camp
  • 2011 Bundanoon DanceFest
  • 2011 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • 2012 NFF Workshops and Performances in the Stock Camp and the Festival Bush Orchestra
  • 2012 Bundanoon DanceFest
  • 2012 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery which included professional video recording
  • 2013 NFF Workshops and Performances and the Festival Bush Orchestra
  • 2013 Bundanoon DanceFest
  • 2013 Gathering held at the Old Goulburn Brewery
  • 2014 and 2015 the pattern has continued......

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