The Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Society of Australia (BTCMSA).......

  • An informal, not-for-profit group of people interested in and playing, learning and sharing bluegrass, old-time & acoustic traditional country music.
  • Founded in 1975 by a group of enthusiastic bluegrass & old-time musicians.
  • The first national association in Australia committed specifically to bluegrass, old-time and acoustic traditional country music.
  • Has remained true to the original focus, becoming the cornerstone for the growth and preservation of bluegrass & old-time music in Australia.
  • Activities are carried out on a volunteer basis by the founders, an informal coordinating group and other interested people who want to give time and energy to nurture the music.
  • A cooperative information-sharing network.
  • A focal point to support and inform the wider community about bluegrass & old-time music events, happenings and news.

As a subscriber member, you have the satisfaction of being part of this cooperative network, whilst gaining the extra benefits available to members:

  • BTCMSA News & Updates directly to you by email;
  • Facebook page to keep up-to-date on relevant events;
  • DISCOUNTS at nominated events and businesses;
  • help in locating teachers and learning materials.


There is an affiliated monthly get-together in Sydney*** with concerts, workshops and jamming for people at all levels of ability. First timers and beginners are especially welcomed! The Blackwood Academy offers BTCMSA members a discount at its events in Victoria.


***The monthly get-togethers are temporarily suspended from March 2020 until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We'll continue to reassess the situation as regulations in relation to the pandemic change.


The BTCMSA also supports and sponsors other relevant and appropriate special events.


(Required legal note: your liability is limited to the amount of your annual subscription)

BECOME A SUBSCRIBER MEMBER for only $17 per year ($18 for families).

Go to Join/Renew to find out how to join the BTCMSA - or renew your existing subscription!

Please us know about your bluegrass and old-time music events

so that we can share the information!


SYDNEY BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME MUSIC GET-TOGETHER - First Saturday each month (March-Dec) in the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale (NSW). Safety In Numbers: 6.30pm. Open mic concert: 7.45pm. Jamming all night! All are welcome. Entry donation is $6 members, $8 others (under 18 free). The assistance of Leichhardt Council is gratefully acknowledged. Check out the Facebook page.


BLACKWOOD ACADEMY OF BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME MUSIC -  - occasional sessions and workshops in Blackwood, Victoria  For information, check out the Facebook page.



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PO Box 396

Berowra Heights

NSW 2082


Phone: 042 336 3270      


Contact Nick Dear

Mobile: 0421 593 998






In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the monthly Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-togethers in the Annandale Community Centre are temporarily SUSPENDED. We'll continue to reassess the situation and will keep you informed about future get-togethers.

More info on Facebook.




The  Blackwood Academy of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music offers a discount to members of the BTCMSA. Check out their Facebook page for information about upcoming events.

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