About bush music

paverty and alex hood on stage
Franklyn B Paverty and Alex Hood: concert at the 2015 National Folk Festival

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

Cover of Bush Songs by Banjo Paterson pamphletSome 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 bush band on stage
Franklyn B Paverty sings it out at a 2015 National Folk Festival concert