ABOUT THE BTCMSA

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 were temporarily suspended in March 2020 until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 

*** LATEST NEWS: we plan to start up again on Saturday 3 April, 2021 ***

 

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

SYDNEY BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME MUSIC GET-TOGETHER - First Saturday each month (April-Dec) in the Annandale Community 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

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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BTCMSA

PO Box 396

Berowra Heights

NSW 2082

Australia

Phone: 042 336 3270      

VICTORIA

Contact Nick Dear

Mobile: 0421 593 998

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MONTHLY

GET-TOGETHERS

in SYDNEY

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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the monthly Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-togethers in the Annandale Community Centre were suspended from March 2020.

 

GET-TOGETHERS

PLAN TO RE-COMMENCE IN APRIL 2021

We have successfully booked the Annandale Community Centre for the Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-together on the first Saturday each month in 2021 (79 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW).

If all goes ahead, 

the first get-together will be on SATURDAY 3 APRIL 2021.

We’ll have to adapt to whatever COVID Safe rules and recommendations are in place at the time, so we’ll keep you updated as plans develop. 

We had to include a COVIDSafe Plan with our application, and we are now registered as a COVIDSafe organisation.

Check out the BTCMSA Facebook page for information about updates on the Get-Together and on other events taking place.

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BLACKWOOD ACADEMY

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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