A Swag of Treasures. A selection of 51 dance tunes arranged into 14 sets for bush dances.
This is the second comprehensive collection of Australian dance tunes collected from various sources. The CD is based upon the book which is based on Jane Brownlee and David De Santi’s 2004 National Library Folk Festival Fellowship which allowed them to unearth over 50 new ‘old’ tunes. This book includes 179 set tunes, polkas, reels, jigs, mazurkas, waltzes, schottisches and varsovianas. Instructions for 20 bush dances have also been included and a large article by Peter Ellis on traditional music forms in Australia. 51 of the tunes have been recorded on a CD by Jane and David called by the same name and a subtitle – A Swag of Treasures.