Bush Music Club Inc.

Australian folk music and dance

Bush dancers
Beecroft Bush Dance
Sat 3rd August 2pm
BMC Ensemble
Bush dancers
Tue 6th August
BMC Logo
Marrickville Music Group
Wed 7th August
new to site

Our June E-Newsletter is now online.

Site updated 28 Jun 2024

Hire of the Bush Music Club's Hut.

Sydney Slow Session - new start time and email
Previous updates:
Around the Scene (Diary)
Pennant Hills Dance Workshop Programme
Regular Bushdances - 2024 programme
Mulga Wire - added past issue
Hut Hire - page added.
Club Contacts - link to hut hire page
Saplings - added Master Class
Heritage and Subscription Balls
New menu structure and format
Updated Covid information

Items of Note:


New members are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities of the Club. Membership forms are available from Club functions or can be downloaded here or fill in our online membership form.

Members receive a copy of the Club's quarterly newsletter Mulga Wire, concession rates at Club functions, as well as the satisfaction of supporting an organisation dedicated to the continuous Australian tradition by preservation and publication of our heritage.

Regular Monthly and Weekly Activities

Beecroft Bush Dance - 1st Saturday of the month
(Feb, May, Aug, Sep, Dec) 2pm - 4.30pm with music from Sydney's best bush bands
Beecroft Community Centre, Beecroft Rd Beecroft
Dance Workshop - Monday nights
(Feb - Dec except public holidays) 7.30 - 9.30pm
Pennant Hills Community Centre, Yarrara Road Pennant Hills
Music Workshop - Monday nights
(Feb - Dec except public holidays) 7.30 - 10.00pm
"Tritton Hall" (Hut 44), 142 Addison Road Marrickville
Slow Music Workshop - Monday afternoons
(Feb - Dec except public holidays) 5.00 - 7.00pm
"Tritton Hall" (Hut 44), 142 Addison Road Marrickville
Sydney Slow Session - Sunday nights
(Feb - Dec) 5.30pm
Irish traditional music at a pace that suits beginners and intermediate players.
$10 (concession $5) includes tea and bikkies.
"Tritton Hall" (Hut 44), 142 Addison Road Marrickville
Playford Dancing at the Hut - 1st Tuesday of the Month
(Feb - Dec) 7.30 - 9.30pm
English Country Dancing, usually with live music. $7
"Tritton Hall" (Hut 44), 142 Addison Road Marrickville
Singabout Sessions - 2nd Wednesday of the Month
(Feb - Dec) 11am
Currently being held on zoom starting at 11am. If interested, please contact the club on bmcmail1954@gmail.com
Marrickville Music Group - 1st Wednesday of the Month
(Feb - Dec) 11am - 2pm
Music from all genres including bush. $10 - tea and coffee provided. Proof of vaccination required.
"Tritton Hall" (Hut 44), 142 Addison Road Marrickville

Bush Music Club Inc

The Bush Music Club Inc.
Est 1954

The Bush Music Club, based in Sydney, is the oldest folk club in Australia and, arguably, one of the oldest folk clubs in the world. It has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions for nearly 70 years and will continue to do so well into the future.

A Bit of History

It was over sixty years ago that John Meredith and a small group of musicians formed the Bush Music Club, as a social and teaching club, so that they could pass on their tunes and songs and to encourage the formation of other bush bands.

The Bush Music Club has always had a strength of purpose and a sense of pride in pursuing its principal objectives - to collect, publish and popularise Australia's traditional songs, dances, music, yarns, recitations and folklore.

Australian bush songs and tunes have been consistently performed and taught by individuals and groups associated with the Club, from the Bushwhacker Bands of the fifties to the present exponents. The Club's Concert Party regularly perform at festivals and public performances where "old" and "new" share their skills and enjoyment of our folklore. The Club's popular Heritage Ensemble has been capably providing dance music for the Heritage Ball for over 30 years.