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Bush Music Club at the National Folk Festival - Australia's oldest folk club celebrates 60 years
National Folk Festival, Exhibition Park, Canberra

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014



60 years of the Bush Music Club, Australia's Oldest Folk Club

BMC @ NFF 18th - 21st April 2014


KIDS FEST Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 1-1.40pm Kids Tent

Plus 30 min spot in Friday's Showcase concert



Saplings Sessions

Sessions are not just for adults! Four daily sessions of collected tunes, fun songs and an opportunity to handle a wide variety of instruments.

Bring an instrument or just yourself and find out about the dog that doesn’t bark, the phone that doesn’t ring and the cutlery not for eating. At the Sapling Sessions you will enjoy playing collected tunes with experienced Bush Music Club performers.

High energy and lots of fun! Music provided - 16 years and under

All levels welcome from beginners to advanced and those who do not play …..…yet!








Dance Tunes Workshop - Saturday 5.30 to 7pm, Acoustic Lounge

As part of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations the Bush Music Club presents a Dance Tune workshop based on dance tunes in the classic "Bush Dance" folio, known universally as "The Blue Book", first published in 1984. Participants will receive a complimentary CD & tune booklet.


Diamond Jubilee Singing Workshop, Friday 12.30 to 2.00, Session Bar

Join in singing the songs collected and published in “Singabout”, the Journal of Australian Folk Song, published between 1955 and 1967. Musicians and singers will workshop a selection of songs from complimentary copies of the “Singabout Selected Reprints”.


Australian Songs Sessions, 12.30 - 2.30 Saturday & Monday, Session Bar

Join BMC members Chloe & Jason Roweth, Margaret Walters & Rob Willis & others as we continue the tradition established by the late & sorely missed Dennis O'Keeffe. BYO songs.


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Bush Music Club at the National Folk Festival - Australia's oldest folk club celebrates 60 years