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Chris/Darwin What is a bush band? (15) RE: What is a bush band? 09 Dec 99

Hi everybody

From my experience in NSW I agree with Bob that there is little evidence of "Colonial" type dancing since the 20's. Even people I met in their 70's had little knowledge of that type of dance. In the last 50 years it was more likely to be a "White Rose Orchestra", since the 50's a jazz band, and more recently a country rock band.

I think the bush band to Australia is akin to what say, Planxty is to Irish Folk music. I grew up with the "Jimmy Shand" model of Irish folk music, and accordian-based folk bands are still popular in Ireland, so what is "true" traditional Irish music?. The Bushwackers I guess were our Planxty!

Hope to see you at Woodford John; I am 193cm, balding/grey beard, probably dragging around one of my grandkids. (That should keep you busy for 6 days!)



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