|Tunes suitable for playing for Australian
colonial and folk dancing have been researched and collated into
book form for the use of band members. Five books of tunes have been
produced to date. The Band aims to -
Interested musicians should contact the Music Co-ordinator
A very wide range of musical time signatures (such as 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, and sometimes 9/8) are used. For those without a musical background, most dance forms have only one or two time signatures. Just as there are a range of dance styles there is also a range of dance speeds and the music is there to accommodate them.
By the way, unlike highly amplified music, this music will not make you deaf!!
|The Melbourne Colonial Dance Band
provides live music for the Colonial Bush Dance held on the second
Wednesday of each month. On each other Wednesday, recorded music is
Rehearsals for the Band usually take place each remaining Wednesday evening of the month at 8 pm - the venue arrangements for these have recently changed and you should contact the Music Co-ordinator for details.
Some Borderline Kaylee members playing for the Melbourne Colonial Dance live music night in September 2012.