Collected and Contemporary Australian Tunes in Parts

These tunes have been arranged especially for the Festival Bush Orchestra at the National Folk Festival by David Johnson between 2012 and 2019. They are available freely here and may be used with polite acknowledgement. A few tunes have been arranged by colleagues and this is acknowledged on the appropriate tunes.

The selection includes a range of styles and tempos from airs to jigs and reels. Many have been collected from country social dance musicians by enthusiastic folklore collectors. In the words of CJ Dennis "I dips me lid".

Select the tune and then the parts required. The code in brackets indicates which parts are included. (FS) denotes the full 4 part score. Select any file and it will be displayed onscreen with the options..

Experience has shown that for players of the other parts being able to see the first part makes it easier to keep together when playing.

Index of Tunes

Air for Anne (Air)

Alemande (Reel)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (Schottische)

Ali's Quickstep (Reel)

Alston No 27 (Reel)

Annie Shaw's Tune (Waltz)

Atlantic One Step (One Step)

Berrimal Jig (Jig)

Bert Jamiesons Beauty (Jig)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (Waltz)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (Polka)

Blacktown Jig (Jig)

Blue Mountain Polka (Polka)

Bob in the Washhouse (Hornpipe)

Bonnie Scotland (Jig)

Bourke's Dream (March)

Boxers Creek Reel (Reel)

Colin Charlton's & Banks of the Murray (Waltz)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (Waltz)

Ernie James Schottische (Schottische)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (Reel)

For Love of Lorrie (Air)

Fran's Waltz (Waltz)

Geese in the Bog (Jig)

Glorious First of June (Jig)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (Reel)

Gundy's Set Tune (Reel)

Home Waltz (Waltz)

I Wish I Was A Bird (Waltz)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (Waltz)

Jack Canny's & White Cockatoo (Reel)

Jil Ireland's Jig (Jig)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (Mazurka)

Joe Yates' Hi Lo Reel (Reel)

Joe Yates Schottische (3 part) (Schottische)

Joe's Groove Reel (Reel)

Johnny Up the Orchard (Reel)

Listen to the Voice of Love (Air)

Many Strings to His Bow (Air)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (Varsovienna)

Mildura Waltz (Waltz)

Miners of Wicklow (Jig)

Mist Over the Valley (Air)

Moriarty's Jig (Jig)

Music Makes Me Smile (Schottische)

Nightshades (Air)

Old Drury (March)

Old Schoolmaster, The (Reel)

Patterson's Air (Air)

Polka Mazurka (Polka Mazurka)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (Fun)

Shakers (Reel)

Shoemaker's Fancy (Jig)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (Schottische)

Sofala Cuckoo (Reel)

Ted Ward's Jig (Jig)

Thought I'd Lost You (Air)

Waratah Mazurka (Mazurka)

Wattle Time (Waltz)

Welcome to Charlie (Jig)

Whistled Schottische (Schottische)

Tunes

Air For Anne (1)

Air For Anne (1+2)

Air For Anne (1+3)

Air For Anne (2)

Air For Anne (3)

Air For Anne (FS)

 

Alemande (1)

Alemande (1+2)

Alemande (1+3)

Alemande (1+4)

Alemande (2)

Alemande (3)

Alemande (4)

Alemande (FS)

 

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (1)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (1+2)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (1+3)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (1+4)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (2)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (3)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (4)

Ali's Quickstep/Come to the Barn Dance (FS)

 

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+2)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+3)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+4)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (2)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (3)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (4)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (FS)

 

Alston Number 27 (1)

Alston Number 27 (1+2)

Alston Number 27 (1+3)

Alston Number 27 (1+4)

Alston Number 27 (2)

Alston Number 27 (3)

Alston Number 27 (4)

Alston Number 27 (FS)

 

Annie Shaw's Tune (1)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+2)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+3)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+4)

Annie Shaw's Tune (2)

Annie Shaw's Tune (3)

Annie Shaw's Tune (4)

Annie Shaw's Tune (FS)

 

Atlantic One Step (1)

Atlantic One Step (1+2)

Atlantic One Step (1+3)

Atlantic One Step (1+4)

Atlantic One Step (2)

Atlantic One Step (3)

Atlantic One Step (4)

Atlantic One Step (FS)

 

Berrimal Jig (1)

Berrimal Jig (1+2)

Berrimal Jig (1+3)

Berrimal Jig (1+4)

Berrimal Jig (2)

Berrimal Jig (3)

Berrimal Jig (4)

Berrimal Jig (FS)

 

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+2)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+3)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+4)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (2)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (3)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (4)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (FS)

 

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+2)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+3)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+4)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (2)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (3)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (4)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (FS)

 

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+2)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+3)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+4)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (2)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (3)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (4)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (FS)

 

Black Rock (1)

Black Rock (1+2)

Black Rock (1+3)

Black Rock (1+4)

Black Rock (2)

Black Rock (3)

Black Rock (4)

Black Rock (FS)

 

Blacktown Jig (1)

Blacktown Jig (1+3)

Blacktown Jig (3)

Blacktown Jig (FS)

 

Blue Mountain Polka, (FS) The

Blue Mountain Polka, The (1)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (1+2)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (1+3)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (1+4)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (2)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (3)

Blue Mountain Polka, The (4)

 

Bob in the Washhouse (1)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+2)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+3)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+4)

Bob in the Washhouse (2)

Bob in the Washhouse (3)

Bob in the Washhouse (4)

Bob in the Washhouse (FS)

 

Bonnie Scotland (1)

Bonnie Scotland (1+2)

Bonnie Scotland (1+3)

Bonnie Scotland (1+4)

Bonnie Scotland (2)

Bonnie Scotland (3)

Bonnie Scotland (4)

Bonnie Scotland (FS)

 

Bourke's Dream (1)

Bourke's Dream (1+2)

Bourke's Dream (1+3)

Bourke's Dream (1+4)

Bourke's Dream (2)

Bourke's Dream (3)

Bourke's Dream (4)

Bourke's Dream (FS)

 

Boxer's Creek Reel (1)

Boxer's Creek Reel (1+2)

Boxer's Creek Reel (1+3)

Boxer's Creek Reel (1+4)

Boxer's Creek Reel (2)

Boxer's Creek Reel (3)

Boxer's Creek Reel (4)

Boxer's Creek Reel (FS)

 

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (1)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (1+2)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (1+3)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (1+4)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (2)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (3)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (4)

Colin Charlton's and Banks of the Murray (FS)

Colin Charlton's Reel (1)

Colin Charlton's Reel (1+3)

Colin Charlton's Reel (3)

Colin Charlton's Reel (FS)

 

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+2)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+3)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+4)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (2)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (3)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (4)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (FS)

 

Ernie James Schottische (1), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+2), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+3), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+4), The

Ernie James Schottische (2), The

Ernie James Schottische (3), The

Ernie James Schottische (4), The

Ernie James Schottische (FS), The

 

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+2)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+3)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+4)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (2)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (3)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (4)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (FS)

 

For Love of Lorrie (1)

For Love of Lorrie (1+2)

For Love of Lorrie (1+3)

For Love of Lorrie (1+4)

For Love of Lorrie (2)

For Love of Lorrie (3)

For Love of Lorrie (4)

For Love of Lorrie (FS)

 

Fran's Waltz (1)

Fran's Waltz (1+2)

Fran's Waltz (1+3)

Fran's Waltz (1+4)

Fran's Waltz (2)

Fran's Waltz (3)

Fran's Waltz (4)

Fran's Waltz (FS)

 

Geese in the Bog (1)

Geese in the Bog (1+2)

Geese in the Bog (1+3)

Geese in the Bog (1+4)

Geese in the Bog (2)

Geese in the Bog (3)

Geese in the Bog (4)

Geese in the Bog (FS)

 

Glorious First of June (1)

Glorious First of June (1+2)

Glorious First of June (1+3)

Glorious First of June (1+4)

Glorious First of June (2)

Glorious First of June (3)

Glorious First of June (4)

Glorious First of June (FS)

 

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+2)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+3)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+4)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (2)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (3)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (4)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (FS)

 

Gundy's Set Tune (1)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+2)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+3)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+4)

Gundy's Set Tune (2)

Gundy's Set Tune (3)

Gundy's Set Tune (4)

Gundy's Set Tune (FS)

 

Home Waltz (1)

Home Waltz (1+2)

Home Waltz (1+3)

Home Waltz (1+4)

Home Waltz (2)

Home Waltz (3)

Home Waltz (4)

Home Waltz (FS)

 

I Wish I Were A Bird (1)

I Wish I Were A Bird (1+2)

I Wish I Were A Bird (1+3)

I Wish I Were A Bird (1+4)

I Wish I Were A Bird (2)

I Wish I Were A Bird (3)

I Wish I Were A Bird (4)

I Wish I Were A Bird (FS)

 

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+2)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+3)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+4)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (2)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (3)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (4)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (FS)

 

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (1)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (1+2)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (1+3)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (1+4)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (2)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (3)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (4)

Jack Canny's and The White Cockatoo (FS)

 

Jill Ireland's Jig (1)

Jill Ireland's Jig (1+2)

Jill Ireland's Jig (1+3)

Jill Ireland's Jig (1+4)

Jill Ireland's Jig (2)

Jill Ireland's Jig (3)

Jill Ireland's Jig (4)

Jill Ireland's Jig (FS)

 

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+2)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+3)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+4)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (2)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (3)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (4)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (FS)

 

Joe Yate's Schottische (1)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+2)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+3)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+4)

Joe Yate's Schottische (2)

Joe Yate's Schottische (3)

Joe Yate's Schottische (4)

Joe Yate's Schottische (FS)

 

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (1)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (1+2)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (1+3)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (1+4)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (2)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (3)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (4)

Joe Yates Hilo Reel (FS)

 

Joe's Groove Reel (1)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+2)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+3)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+4)

Joe's Groove Reel (2)

Joe's Groove Reel (3)

Joe's Groove Reel (4)

Joe's Groove Reel (FS)

 

Johnny Up the Orchard (1)

Johnny Up the Orchard (1+4)

Johnny Up the Orchard (4)

Johnny Up the Orchard (FS)

 

Listen to the Voice of Love (1)

Listen to the Voice of Love (1+2)

Listen to the Voice of Love (1+3)

Listen to the Voice of Love (1+4)

Listen to the Voice of Love (2)

Listen to the Voice of Love (3)

Listen to the Voice of Love (4)

Listen to the Voice of Love (FS)

 

Many Strings to His Bow (1)

Many Strings to His Bow (1+2)

Many Strings to His Bow (1+3)

Many Strings to His Bow (1+4)

Many Strings to His Bow (2)

Many Strings to His Bow (3)

Many Strings to His Bow (4)

Many Strings to His Bow (FS)

 

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (1)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (1+2)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (1+3)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (1+4)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (2)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (3)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (4)

Mick Pilley's Varsovienna (FS)

 

Mildura Waltz (1), The

Mildura Waltz (1+2), The

Mildura Waltz (1+3), The

Mildura Waltz (1+4), The

Mildura Waltz (2), The

Mildura Waltz (3), The

Mildura Waltz (4), The

Mildura Waltz (FS), The

 

Miners of Wicklow (1), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+2), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+3), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+4), The

Miners of Wicklow (2), The

Miners of Wicklow (3), The

Miners of Wicklow (4), The

Miners of Wicklow (FS), The

 

Mist Over the Valley (1)

Mist Over the Valley (1+2)

Mist Over the Valley (1+3)

Mist Over the Valley (1+4)

Mist Over the Valley (2)

Mist Over the Valley (3)

Mist Over the Valley (4)

Mist Over the Valley (FS)

 

Moriarty's Jig (1)

Moriarty's Jig (1+2)

Moriarty's Jig (1+3)

Moriarty's Jig (1+4)

Moriarty's Jig (2)

Moriarty's Jig (3)

Moriarty's Jig (4)

Moriarty's Jig (FS)

 

Music Makes Me Smile (1)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+2)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+3)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+4)

Music Makes Me Smile (2)

Music Makes Me Smile (3)

Music Makes Me Smile (4)

Music Makes Me Smile (FS)

 

Nightshades (1)

Nightshades (1+2)

Nightshades (1+3)

Nightshades (1+4)

Nightshades (2)

Nightshades (3)

Nightshades (4)

Nightshades (FS)

 

Old Drury (1)

Old Drury (1+2)

Old Drury (1+3)

Old Drury (1+4)

Old Drury (2)

Old Drury (3)

Old Drury (4)

Old Drury (FS)

 

Old Schoolmaster (1), The

Old Schoolmaster (1+2), The

Old Schoolmaster (1+3), The

Old Schoolmaster (1+4), The

Old Schoolmaster (2), The

Old Schoolmaster (3), The

Old Schoolmaster (4), The

Old Schoolmaster (FS), The

 

Patterson's Air (1)

Patterson's Air (1+2)

Patterson's Air (1+3)

Patterson's Air (1+4)

Patterson's Air (2)

Patterson's Air (3)

Patterson's Air (4)

Patterson's Air (FS)

 

Polka Mazurka (1)

Polka Mazurka (1+2)

Polka Mazurka (1+3)

Polka Mazurka (1+4)

Polka Mazurka (2)

Polka Mazurka (3)

Polka Mazurka (4)

Polka Mazurka (FS)

 

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (1)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (1+2)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (1+3)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (1+4)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (2)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (4)

Scolding Wife and Jolly Mortals (FS)

 

Shakers (1)

Shakers (1+2)

Shakers (1+3)

Shakers (1+4)

Shakers (2)

Shakers (3)

Shakers (4)

Shakers (FS)

 

Shoemaker's Fancy (1)

Shoemaker's Fancy (1+2)

Shoemaker's Fancy (2)

Shoemaker's Fancy (FS)

 

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (1)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (1+2)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (1+3)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (1+4)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (2)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (3)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (4)

Sid Croft's Schottische (Rose Elise) (FS)

 

Sofala Cuckoo (1)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+2)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+3)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+4)

Sofala Cuckoo (2)

Sofala Cuckoo (3)

Sofala Cuckoo (4)

Sofala Cuckoo (FS)

 

Ted Ward's Jig (1)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+2)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+3)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+4)

Ted Ward's Jig (2)

Ted Ward's Jig (3)

Ted Ward's Jig (4)

Ted Ward's Jig (FS)

 

Thought I'd Lost You (1)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+2)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+3)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+4)

Thought I'd Lost You (2)

Thought I'd Lost You (3)

Thought I'd Lost You (4)

Thought I'd Lost You (FS)

 

Waratah Mazurka (1), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+2), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+3), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+4), The

Waratah Mazurka (2), The

Waratah Mazurka (3), The

Waratah Mazurka (4), The

Waratah Mazurka (FS), The

 

Wattle Time (1)

Wattle Time (1+2)

Wattle Time (1+3)

Wattle Time (1+4)

Wattle Time (2)

Wattle Time (3)

Wattle Time (4)

Wattle Time (FS)

 

Welcome To Charlie (1)

Welcome To Charlie (1+2)

Welcome To Charlie (1+3)

Welcome To Charlie (1+4)

Welcome To Charlie (2)

Welcome To Charlie (3)

Welcome To Charlie (4)

Welcome To Charlie (FS)

 

Whistled Schottische (1), The

Whistled Schottische (1+2), The

Whistled Schottische (1+3), The

Whistled Schottische (1+4), The

Whistled Schottische (2), The

Whistled Schottische (3), The

Whistled Schottische (4), The

Whistled Schottische (FS), The