Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘folk songs’

7 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Along the Road to Gundagai music – 1931

This is a famous recording of one of Australia’s most popular songs.

I’ll Never Find Another You music – 1964

A 1964 song by The Seekers, written and produced by Tom Springfield, which became the first million-selling record by an Australian band.

Jack Luscombe music – 1953

An oral history containing the first recorded collection of Australian folk song.

National Treasures – ‘Waltzing Matilda’ Song Sheet documentary – 2004

How did the music and lyrics come together to make our most iconic of national songs?

Peach’s Gold – Finders Keepers television program – 1983

This series is a lively way to learn about history, skilfully blending actors, re-creations, paintings, songs and newspaper headlines to bring the era alive.

Rebetika: Songs of Greece music – 1986

Rebetika music evolved in the 1920s, combining jail songs and hashish-smoking songs of the Greek underworld with music brought to Greece by refugees from the Greek-Turkish War.

Waltzing Matilda music – 1926

This was the first recording of Australia’s national song.