Bush Music

Submitted by bobbux on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:15
paverty members on stage
Paverty Bush Band perform at the inaugural Majura Valley Festival, 2017

The term "bush music" generally means the music of the europeans who colonised Australia. It is mostly English language with a pronounced celtic heritage. 

pamphlet cover - Old Bush Songs edited by A. B. PatersonSome of the "better known" songs are:

  • Click go the Shears
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • The Wild Colonial Boy
  • The Black Velvet Band
  • The Drover's Dream

Examples of more recently written songs include:

  • And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  • I was only Nineteen
  • Diamantina Drover

Here are some links to video of Franklyn B Paverty singing bush songs and ballads mostly at National Folk Festivals in recent years ...

See also:

Franklyn B Paverty (band) with Alex Hood on stage
Franklyn B Paverty and Alex Hood: in concert at the 2015 National Folk Festival

Franklyn B Paverty (band) on stage ... singing