Category: News

The Loaded Dog Folk Club

The Shiny Bum Singers return to Sydney’s premier acoustic folk venue.

See The Loaded Dog web site or Facebook page for more details.
Saturday 18th November 2023


Join the Shiny Bum Singers, at the 2023 Irish and Celtic Music Festival in Yass, as we perform our selection of parodies of the Public Service & political satire to well-known Irish and Celtic tunes. Let the craic begin !

The festival is on between 15-17 September 2023.

Merry Muse Folk Club

What’s that you say?
Folk music and political satire & parody at the Merry Muse Folk Club?!
All for just a fiver? – madness!
Join the Shiny Bum Singers for an evening of political satire & parody.
Come for the singalong and learn the “real” words!

Sunday 9th July 2023, 4:00-7:00pm

Not Love Songs – NAFF23 @Smith’s Alternative

Saturday 8th April 2023, 4-5pm
Tickets $10

Join us this year for the “National Anti-Folk Festival” (NAFF23) at Smith’s Alternative.

The Shiny Bum Singers perform a selection of love songs …
… well they were love songs but they’re “NOT LOVE SONGSnow.

The songs cover a variety of subjects from the workplace, bosses and politicians.

Come to see if we’ve “ruined” your favourite love song, do a little boot-scooting & join the singalong.


Twice the satire, twice the parody, twice the fun


3 shows only: two in Canberra, one in Sydney.

Sat Nov 19 2022, @2.30pm and @7.30pm, The Artists Shed, 88 Wollongong St, Fyshwick, $30. Bar available, drinks only.

Sat Nov 26 2022, The Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston Street, Annandale. $20/$18 (cash at the door). BYO, light supper available
Enquiries & bookings-

New Song Book

National Folk Festival 2022


Shiny Bums help to launch The Artists Shed

The Shiny Bum Singers perform at the launch of local artist (and Shiny Bum Singer!) Margaret Hadfield’s new art space the “Artists Shed” on 16 June 2019.
Margaret has been singing with the group for almost a year and was very keen to have them at the opening – a huge crowd there and a great success! The Artists Shed is at 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick and has multiple galleries, exhibitions and art classes. More info at The Artists Shed – Facebook

Selfie Bums


Performing Bums


Crown Lore (AH-EE-OO-AH !!!)

Ten Bum salute …

Vale Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy, a member of the Shiny Bum Singers, has sadly passed away on 10 April 2019 after a short illness.

Kerry is an unimaginable loss.  He was a good friend to many and very considerate of others, and gave a lot of his time in recent years to the Shiny Bum Singers while enjoying retirement.

He will be greatly missed.  We already miss him for all he contributed to the Shiny Bums – to keep us at our best and to keep us in line!

Donna O’Brien OAM

Our very own Donna O’Brien awarded the Order of Australia Medal.

  1. See Donna’s citation in the 2019 Australia Day Honours list.
    (Search the PDF for “Donna” or scroll down to page 50.)
  2. Watch Donna’s investiture ceremony:
    (Fast forward to the 33 minute mark.)

Well done, Donna !