Norma O’Hara Murphy, the Coordinator of Bony Mountain Folk Festival, has invited all BUMS to their eighth festival 14, 15 & 16 SEPTEMBER 2018. Norma promises a fabulously full weekend featuring some of Australia’s finest. A celebration of everything Australian!

Bush Bands-and celebrating the life & legacy of Slim Dusty. Several great bands-Slim’s family- Anne Kirkpatrick & family- Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson-Phil & Chris Coads Band -Bluegrass/Country/Ukulele -Our best Balladeers Dean Perrett- Jeff Brown- Cape Byron Celtic Dancers- Pipe Bands. Fabulous Friday will feature Hillbilly Goats, an exciting energetic group (complete with goat). The main weekend is dedicated to paying tribute to Slim Dusty. Redland Bay Bluegrass Boyz- Daryl Craft and much more.

BUMS Ukulele Members- week long Ukulele School with Mick Angeles.

You are invited to be part of it all with your own personal tribute- do you have a song, a poem or a photo, come and share it with all! Great tucker- great company- bush Barbies- Camp ovens- Firedrums!

Fabulous family Festival- Pirate Cave-Treasure Hunt- great tucker- Doggie Parade with top prizes!  FREE CAMPING.

It’s a big year this year for Bony Mountain Folk Festival! There is a big Slim Dusty tribute- A Celebration of the life & legacy of Slim Dusty. Slim toured the length and breadth of Queensland with his caravan and his wife Joy McKean, so where better than Bony Mountain! Joy is going to try to attend this year. Norma and Slim shared two Golden Guitar wins -with Paddy William in 2001- and Cattle Dog which was Slim’s very last Golden Guitar- in 2003. Norma will perform these at the festival.

Daughter Anne Kirkpatrick, Dianne Lindsay (Slims niece) and Bony Mountain are featuring a big Slim Dusty Exhibition and also unveiling a Memorial Sandstone to honour the man & his music!

• Ukulele School – All Week with Mick Angeles
• Complimentary programs
• BYO Chairs – if you have special needs see HQ
• Firedrums will be lit, if no restrictions
• FREE Bush Camping (ONLY)
• Medical personnel on site all weekend

All kids activities on Saturday & Sunday. Free games & activities in pirate cave all weekend.
• WALK UPS Commence Monday 10th

FESTIVAL STREET ADDRESS: 1107 Upper Wheatvale Road, Bony Mountain Q 4370


DOWNLOAD Flyer with all the details including Fees, Camping, and Directions. BMMF_A4 Flyer_2018_NEW_F_PROOF 1

Binary Music are hosting the big UKE JAM DAY on Saturday 16 June again this year.

Grab your uke and a friend and head to cleveland for a fun filled day of strumming and singing with fellow ukeaholics. Warm up with an all-in ukulele strum and sing jam with some guest ukulele clubs and special guest Vic Kena.

Enjoy a long lunch at La Bella Italian Cafe featuring live entertainment. There’s a selection of delicious Italian meals to chose from

Top off your day with a couple of workshops. Learn some pro tips at the afternoon workshops presented by Vic Kena and Len Henderson.

All the fun kicks off at Binary Music Studio- 11/48 Bloomfield St, Cleveland, Queensland 4163 from 9:00am; Lunch & Concert 12:00pm and Workshops 2:30pm & 3:45pm.

Download the flyer with all details- Uke Jam Day 2018 Flyer

VIP all day pass tickets $45 or individual sessions from $10 available from Eventbrite.

BUMS you have been invited to the very first Cooloola Coast Ukulele Festival.

The Cooloola Coast Ukulele Group are putting together a unique, intimate, destination ukulele festival from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July 2018. Numbers are limited to 25.

Tickets are $220 per person which includes

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals provided including morning and afternoon teas
  • 4 workshops with notes
  • Breakfast with the Dolphins
  • Sing-a-long on the Ferry with a 1 1/2 hour cruise of the bay
  • Saturday night concert
  • Sing-a-long sessions with song booklet
  • carry bag and farewell gift

The workshops will be arranged depending on the level of experience of the participants with 9 workshops to choose from.

For a copy of the full program and more detailed information

contact Marilyn Russell via  

Accommodation is in shared rooms with bunk style beds utilizing mainly the lower bunks. Choice of menus, catering for dietary requirements.

Be quick if you want to be there- remember numbers are limited to 25! Deposit of $50 is required to secure booking with the balance payable 2 weeks prior to the festival.

To Book or for any other questions contact Marilyn Russell via

Download Flyer Coooola Coast UkeFest-2018 Festival Flyer

Looking for a truly different kind of experience? Experience Immersive Learning, Making & Creating at Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp.

A eclectic selection of masterclasses are offered over eight days from the 21-29. Most of the classes run for three days with camping options for accommodation.

Check it out the website for details on prices, camping options, meal packages and class descriptions at

BUMS have been offered a 20% discount on these three music and performance classes. It’s simple! Browse via:  and the discount will be applied on the last page of checkout. Or just enter BUMS at checkout and it will be applied to your cart!

Songwriting with Andrea Kirwin (27-29 April )

In this three-day masterclass, experience the artist’s journey from holding a pen and blank paper to performing written songs to an appreciative audience. Andrea Kirwin is a seasoned festival performer and a self-produced independent artist that has created a sustainable living from her craft for many years. More

Exploring Gospel and Groove with Yani Mills (27-29 April)

Experience the joys of group harmony singing and performing in this three-day intensive class. With consummate and highly experienced singing, confidence and performance coach Yani. More


The Art of Improvised Comedy with Jenny Wynter (27-29 April)

Improvisation is more than just what you may have seen on “Whose Line is it Anyway” and “Thank God You’re Here”. It is a powerful, fun and easily learnt tool that can help you find more playfulness, confidence and connection with others, both on stage and off! More