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
The Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Society of Australia (BTCMSA) was founded in 1975 by a
group of enthusiastic bluegrass & old-time musicians.
It was the first national association in Australia committed specifically to bluegrass, old-time and acoustic traditional country music.
We have continued to remain true to our original focus, becoming the cornerstone for the growth and preservation of
bluegrass & old-time music in Australia.
The BTCMSA is an informal not-for-profit group of people interested in and playing, learning and sharing bluegrass, old-time & acoustic traditional
Activities of the BTCMSA 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.
It functions as a cooperative information-sharing network and 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 becoming part of this cooperative network, whilst gaining the extra
benefits available to members:
frequent BTCMSA News & Updates directly to you by email;
an occasional printed publication, Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music
Bulletin with informative articles, playing hints, pictures and news;
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 also holds occasional affiliated 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)
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 - Sunday afternoons - monthly - in the Blackwood Uniting Church, Martin St (opposite the
antique shop, near the Blackwood Hotel, Blackwood (Vic). (Parking in Golden Point Rd or Byres Rd.) $10 adult, $5 subscriber members of BTCMSA, Under 18 Free. No booking required.
Shape Note Singing, workshops, jam sessions, concert performances. All welcome!