Music for dancing.

These sites feature traditional dance music in Australia as a free resources.

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An online resource toward the history of music in colonial and early Federation Australia.

Australian Colonial Dance
The history of music and dance in Australia 1788 – 1840

Australian Folk Tunes Galore
Victorian Folk Music Club

Bush Traditions
Also see the link to Australian Traditional Tune Archive


Young musicians at the BMC Family Dance, NFF.

Fireside fiddlers

The Music of Sally Sloane.

Making music at Sydney Living Museums
Digitised sheet music and manuscripts


Monash Digital Archive of Early Australian Music

Tasmanian Heritage Music Project.
Collecting, reviving, teaching, and performing folk music in Tasmania.
This site includes music from the convict fiddler, Alexander Laing.

The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble’s Archive of Tasmanian tunes



Bush Music Club at Gulgong 1959.