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Wongawilli - Australian Traditional Dance Tunes Vol 2


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  • Model: TN478-41
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51 Australian dance tunes arranged into 14 sets. In general they are played 8 times and are 32 bars in length each time. There is music included for reels, jigs, polka, mazurka, schottische, varsoviana and waltz folk dances. This recording compiled by Jane Brownlee and David De Santi as part of their National Library of Australia / National Folk Festival Fellowship has provided the opportunity to discover further musical treasures within the NLA’s Folklore Collection. There are a swag of musicians and tunes recorded in the Collection and Jane and David have only dug a little way in but due to their effort have found some distinctive and interesting tunes! This recording is the culmination of the process of finding the tune, transcribing a version (at times there were several versions played) and then arranging them into a musical form for traditional bush / folk dances. This recording has been produced as part of the Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club Inc aims to promote, perform and preserve Australian traditional music. Volume 1 of dance tunes includes 85 tunes on 2 CDs arranged in 23 sets for dances

About the artist: "This ensemble is highly regarded in the field of interpreting authentic Australian traditional music, song and dance as a performance art. The group is recognised in Australia as a leading force in the revitalisation of our folk traditions" - Warren Fahey AM.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 July, 2008.