‘Gutes kind, Liebes kind’ – Old German Folksong This old German folksong ‘Gutes kind, Liebes kind’ is rarely found in the German communities. It is here sung by Meta Neuendorff who I recorded in 1997. Meta was then aged 93 years and learnt this song from her ‘mutter’ as a […]
‘In dem Jahre Sechs und Sechsig’ – Old German Song (Recorded at Minden-Lockyer Valley in November 1998) This old German song is both sung and played, on button accordion, by Norm Boughen, Minden. Norm knew many old German songs from the Lockyer valley. This song about the ‘little and the […]
Old Austro-Hungarian Waltz – Carl Piglich Carl Piglich is still revered as a legendary player in the Kingaroy area (South Burnett district). Carl emigrated to Australia as a young man pre WWI and felled scrub around southern Queensland. All he brought with him from his homeland (the Austro-Hungarian Empire) was […]
Gallop tune – Carl Piglich (Recorded at SouthPort Qld in 1992) Carl Piglich is still revered as a legendary player in the Kingaroy area (South Burnett district). Carl emigrated to Australia as a young man pre WWI and felled scrub around southern Queensland. All he brought with him from his […]
The story of Will H. Lister – Australian Bush Humorist An article by Warren Fahey, Australian Folklore Unit I am an inveterate explorer of second-hand bookshops and book fairs. In 2002, at a Kings Cross antiquarian book fair I found a slightly damaged copy of a book titled Me – Und […]
THE LUTHERAN -30 May 2005 In Obum Scrub (This is a photo of the Fassifern Scrub-in the 1890’s – obtained by Mark Schuster) How one family is working to preserve and restore a part of God’s creation – Aub Podlich ‘To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.’ (Mary […]
Ach der Liebe Augustine – German Song sung by Carol Wernowski My friend Carol Wernowski of Boonah plays button accordion, sings hillbilly and old-time songs and entertains extensively. Together with her late father, Cyril, Carol and her Dad were known as ‘The Carter Family of the fassifern’. Carol is one […]
Martin Muller’s Waltz This lovely old waltz was played by Martin Muller of Toowomba in the late 1970s. The tune was a favourite waltz within the Muller family, who in earlier generations played brass instruments and accordions in the Clifton district. Many older Toowoomba residents love this beautiful tune. Press […]
Old Waltz from Carl Piglich – Bill Fechner This beautiful and complex waltz is played by Bill Fechner who now resides at Nerang, Gold Coast. Bill learnt this un-named waltz from the playing of Carl Piglich as a young man in the Kingaroy district. Press Play for song preview.
Old German Waltz – Hally Stenzel Hally Stenzel was a great old-time button accordion player from the Bunburra district outside Boonah, Fassifern Valley. He had an immense repertoire of old-time dance tunes. He learnt this old German waltz from the Goebel family. Press Play for song preview.