Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 101: Folk Music of Australia

Episode 101 takes us to Australia to explore the rich and varied folk music of the people in the land “down under”. In this episode, you’ll hear instruments and songs of the Aboriginal people, toe-tapping polkas and the unofficial national anthem of this beautiful country.

Don’t forget to print your passport stamp and check out the YouTube playlist at the bottom of this post. You’ll have a chance to SEE all the dancing and instruments that we discuss in today’s episode.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

5 Day Summer of Sight-reading Challenge

Print the Passport

Print Australia Stamp

Visit Scotland (Episode 98)

Visit India (Episode 99)

Visit Jamaica (Episode 100)

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Aussie Folk Song – Waltzing Matilda

Traditional Didgeridoo Rhythms by Lewis Burns, Aboriginal Australian Artist

Aboriginal dance show – Australia

Commonwealth of Australia | Heel and Toe Polka

Commonwealth of Australia | Bush Dance

“Waltzing Matilda” – Australian Patriotic Song

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 101

You’ll love this playlist of folk songs from Australia, featuring video performances of some of the folk dances discussed in today’s episode. Listen to it here.

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