Jane Brownlee – Fiddler on the Rocks


This recording of Australian music bridges the old and the new. Many of the tunes are from a rich storehouse of authentic recordings of older performers collected over a period of 50 years presented in a fresh and lively manner.

Artist Info
Jane has played traditional music for many years. Her first performances were with her Mum’s band The Marshall Mount Merry Makers. Since 1997 she has been a member of one of Australia’s most well known traditional bands – Wongawilli. In association with the members of Wongawilli she has worked extensively in maintaining the tradition as well as pushing the boundaries in creating a tradition of her own. Jane has numerous recordings to her credit including the Australian Dance Tunes for Fiddle with Alan Musgrove. , Jane Brownlee, violin, piano, Saul Richardson, guitar, David De Santi, accordion, Johnny Spillane, bodhran, Phil Burke, drums, Liz Frencham, double bass

About the tracks:
Schoolmaster – from Tom Walsh, Trentham, Vic., The Boyne Hunt – from Frank Collins, Boxers Creek near Goulburn, NSW, Coming Down the Mountain -from Sally Sloane, NSW+Lancers Third Figure – from Colin Charlton, Cookamidgera, NSW Walk Around – from Stan Treacy, Limerick, NSW+Ollie Watts Schottsiche – collected from Arthur Bowley, Marshall Mount, NSW+by Ray Schoeffel+Millenium Reel – written by Judy Turner, Catharsis – by Amy Cann, Pachelbel’s Canon – by Pachelbel+Varsovianas from fiddler Joe Yates, Sofala+Bill coopers polka – from Bill Cooper, Forbes, NSW, See Saw Polka – from Harry Cotter, Binalong, NSW, Stan Treacy’s Polka – from Stan Treacy+Wedding of Lochan McGraw – from Joe Yates, Trentham Jig- from Tom Walsh, Trentham, Vic, Spirits of Whiskey – from Joe Cashmere, Booligal, NSW+The Old Set – from Ernie Wells, Wingham, Rita Bakers First Set Tune – from Rita Baker, Gulgong, NSW+from Joe Yates, Sofala+by Jane Brownlee, in memory of her fiddle teacher, Perry Hart

“Jane is a fine and very active fiddler from NSW and this new CD shows off her playing in various settings and styles. Mostly traditional tunes are taken and arranged in diverse styles and presented in several’ small groups together with various fine musicians helping out. These include Liz Erenchatn, Dave De Sand, Saul Richardson and Phil Burke. There are traditional reels and jigs, as well as some tunes given a jazzy (some almost reminiscent of Stephen Grapelli & Django Reinhardt) or even a bossy treatment, and thereby Jane wants to ‘bridge the old and the new’.” Review by Dieter Bajzek.

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SKU: TN086-15 Category:

Additional information

Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm


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