German ‘Heimat’ Tune – Netz family orchestra (Recording made by Bill Netz, Monto, early 1960s) A good example of the Netz family playing a lovely old German instrumental piece. This old ‘Heimat’ tune is played by Phillip Netz on zither with other family members accompanying. A real classic, never to […]
Old German Polka – Bill Netz (recorded at Mulgildie, early 1960s) This tune is another old German polka in the immense musical repertoire of the famed Netz dynasty. This great polka is played by Bill Netz on violin – a great example of his mastery on the instrument. Press Play […]
Old German Polka – Netz family Band Another great old German tune, a un-named polka with Bill Netz on violin – stunning! Press Play for song preview.
Old German Waltz – Netz family band The Netz family hailed from Mulgildie in the north Burnett region. Founded by German immigrant Phllip, the band played for decades in the Burnett region – and later became the famed Netzs Silver Comets dance Band. This old German waltz features the wonderful […]
Tales from the Vienna Woods – Rudolf Meincke The beatiful Strauss waltz ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’. Played on violin by Rudolf Meincke with his wife accompanying on piano. A brilliant duet of a famous tune. Read the article on Rudolf Meincke to gain an insight into this most talented […]
Cradle Song – Rudolf Meincke The tune ‘Norwegian Cradle Song’ here played on violin by Rudolf Meincke with his wife accompanying on piano. A lovely and sensitive rendition of a beautiful melody. Press Play for song preview.
Blackhawk waltz – Rudolf Meincke Here is the exquisite old-time favourite, The Blackhawk Waltz. Played here by Rudolf Meincke (violin) and his wife accompanying on piano. See the article about the amazing life and musical talents of Rudolf – a German immigrant who taught music to many pioneering rural children […]
Rudolf Meincke – Fiddler on the Move For the majority of the population in the 1880s until the 1930s or later, particularly in the rural environs, getting away for either holidays or seaside weekends was unheard of. Most farmers were born, lived and died in their region, and more often […]
Mackay’s Man of Many Fiddles – Herb Zillfleisch ‘Scrapsovarious’ – the home made fiddle constructed by the late Norm Boughen of Minden. Norm always thought his fiddle, made of red cedar top and tin sides, could match the famed Stradovarious for tonal quality. Herb Zillfleisch of Mackay, retired canefarmer, […]
A Musical Match Made in Heaven Vera Grayson, whose mother was Martha Saal of Spring Creek, Clifton, was born in Warwick in 1889. With her parents she travelled to Perth, Western Australia, in 1902 and undertook schooling there. She was a talented young woman and assisted her father in […]