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Video: Waltzing Matilda on melodica

Here’s a short video to celebrate MELODICA!

I  took my trusty melodica (hmm, I need to give it a name) to an audition last month to be part of an orchestra performing in the… 171 more words


And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle and Bruce Whatley

But the band played ‘Waltzing Matilda’ when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again. 59 more words

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda: Gallipoli 100 Years On

It is almost a century since the commencement of the Gallipoli Campaign during World War One when troops of the British Empire and France attempted to secure a foothold on Ottoman soil with the ultimate intention of marching upon Istanbul. 573 more words


The Cat, by Banjo Paterson

Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864.1941) was an Australian lawyer, bush poet and journalist. Today he is best remembered for his song “Waltzing Matilda” from 1891. 13 more words


Slim Dusty and Waltzing Matilda

In Australia, this will be a long weekend, as Monday is Australia Day, the celebration of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, which initiated European settlement of the land Down Under. 59 more words


As Deliciously Aussie As It Gets...

Heard the song Waltzing Matilda?

It’s the unofficial national anthem of Australia, a bush-song really, that tells the tale of a vagabond/bushie who travels with his life’s belongings wrapped in a small bundle slung over his shoulder that he calls… 583 more words


0621 Waltzing Matilda - Paterson/Cowan (1903)

Waltzing Matilda originated as a poem written by Banjo Paterson in 1895. Marie Cowan added music in 1903. The music was based on the Scottish folk tune… 84 more words