Footscray Gypsies is a world music community orchestra based in Footscray in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Our repertoire focuses on klezmer, gypsy and balkan music.

The Footscray Gypsies rehearse every second Tuesday night from 7.00 to 10.00pm.

Footscray Hotel
48 Hopkins Street Footscray 

03 9689 1134

click here for a google map.

If you’re having trouble finding it, please call or text me on 0413 128052.

You can also find out more about the gypsies by contacting Terry direct on 0425751381 or email

DATES 2018

Every second Tuesday starting 6 Feb 2018.  Email me if you want to double check you’re coming on the right fortnight.

Easy parts are provided for less experienced players by your conductor Terry Cole.  Jen and Sarah are no longer conducting the Footscray Gypsies but you can catch us playing live with Terry in the Melbourne gyspy dance band, the Royal High Jinx.

footscray gypsies conductors Jen Hawley, Terry Cole, Sarah Busuttil

 Here we are in a photo taken for the Footscray Star in June 2011.

All instruments are welcome. In true gypsy style, our sound is influenced by whatever wonderful array of musicians turn up.  Whatever your instrument is, we’ll find a place for it.

Here we are at the Bigwest Festival on 27 Nov 2011, a great gig!


This is a picture of some of our group taken in May 2011 for the Newport Folk Festival, which we performed at in July 2011.

Fees: $10 per session, pay on the day.
Supper provided.

Bring a music stand, pencil and folder.  Sheet music provided (also available in dropbox).

If you have any enquiries please feel free to email or call us…details in the contact page on this website.

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