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 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 (April-Dec) in the Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale (NSW). Safety In Numbers workshop and rehearsal:6.30pm. Bluegrass & Old-Time Music acoustic concert: 7.45pm. Jamming all night! All are welcome. Entry donation is $6 members/concession, $8 others, under-18 and 80+Free.

The assistance of Leichhardt Council is gratefully acknowledged. Check out the Facebook page.



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PO Box 396

Berowra Heights

NSW 2082


PH: 0423 363 270

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Contact Nick Dear

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SAT 6 JULY 2024



Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale (NSW)


$8 members/concession, $10 others. Under 18 & 80+ Free.

6.30 pm: SAFETY  IN NUMBERS-learn some songs together and play them in the concert. Beginners welcome.

7.30pm - CONCERT acoustic bluegrass & old-time music.. 

Jamming all night. Tea, coffee, snacks available (bring cash!). 


If you would like to be part of the concert email annandaleopenmoc@gmail.com


Thank you to the Inner West Council for granting us a community rental rate.


If you are unwell, particularly with COVID, please follow health advice and stay home this time. Thanks.


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