National Folk Festivals in Sydney – 1970, 1975, 1982, 1988


The National was held in Sydney four times before it found a permanent home in Canberra. Thanks to NFF for creating these posters.

1970 Port Jackson Folk Festival


1975 9th National Folk Festival

1982 16th National Folk Festival

1988 22nd National Folk Festival

(all photos © Sandra Nixon)

Bush Music Club
About Bush Music Club 9 Articles
The Bush Music Club was founded in 1954 to collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music, yarns, recitations and folklore. Club members such as John Meredith, Duke Tritton, Alan Scott, Sally Sloane, Chris Kempster and John Dengate contributed to the successful revival of interest in Australian folk traditions. We are the oldest folk club in Australia and continue to organise regular dance and music workshops, bush dances, concerts and colonial balls. BMC has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions for 60 years and will continue to do so well into the future.

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