Welcome to the Monaro Folk Society Website

Contra dance band



Bush dancers

Bush Dance Workshops

Tuesday Night Music Group


The Monaro Folk Society is a non-profit community organisation, here to enhance your enjoyment and personal growth through active participation in the arts, and a range of community and social activities.

We run a variety of regular dance workshops and events as well as participatory music sessions and performance opportunities in Canberra all year round. Even if you are a beginner with no experience you are most welcome to attend these and see what we have to offer.  Feel free to contact us for further information.


The 2021 Colonial Ball to be held on Saturday 25 September has been cancelled due to the COVID situation in the ACT, NSW and VIC, and related restrictions. Click here to learn about what we had planned.

Regular Monday Night Bush Dance Workshops have resumed at All Saints, Ainslie, and 2nd Saturday dances, plus Dancers Dances are also going ahead. Click here for more information.

The next Merry Muse will be on Sunday 12 September. For more information go to https://www.monarofolk.org.au/music/merry-muse-folk-club/ 

We have now launched small band combos for musicians would would like to play and practice in small groups. Click here for more information. 

We are also holding music sessions. The format for these is usually a core group
together in one location while using Zoom for other remote musicians to join in the proceedings.
Click here for information.

  We have prepared an MFS COVID-19 Safety Plan as guidance for organisers of group sessions.

Click here for COVID-19 signage.