Wongawilli Colonial
Dance Club Inc.

PO Box 17,
Albion Park,
NSW, 2527
 

email

Secretary
David De Santi
0409 57 1788

Here's a range of performers associated with the Club presenting various forms of music.

Wongawilli Band


Photo by Pedro Altuna

Available for Bush Dances, Concerts, Weddings, Festivals.

The band has performed all over Australia, China (3 occasions), Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Scotland, England and New Zealand.

... this ensemble is highly regarded in the field of interpreting authentic Australian traditional music, song and dance as a performance art. The group is recognised in Australia as a leading force in the revitalisation of our folk traditions ...   
Warren Fahey AM, JP, Festival Records

... Wongawilli Band, based in the culturally-rich Illawarra region are nationally recognised as one of, if not the, finest exponents, collectors and presenters of Australian traditional 'Bush' music. Their stage performances are distinctively 'Australian' whilst having a wide general appeal with their lively rhythms and music coupled with lyrics which frequently carry the wry humour of the Australian 'bushie' ....   
Bernard Bolan, President Folk Federation of NSW

... They present entertaining and distinctive interpreations of traditional and tradition-influenced Australian folk songs and tunes and have won many awards and appeared at many major festivals and venues ... 
Jamie McKew OAM, Festival Director for Port Fairy Folk Festival

Contact David De Santi, 0409 57 1788 desanti@bigpond.com

Wongawilli Colonial Dancers


Photo by Bob Bolton

Wongawilli Colonial Dancers have been in existence since 1987 and with the band WONGAWILLI perform demonstrations of Australian colonial and bush dancing.

The aim of the group is to preserve Australia's rich heritage of music and dancing.The routines are sequences of dances based on the various mainstream social dances from the bush and towns of this and last century and dances introduced in the Folk Revival of the 1950s.

The visual effect of the costumed dancers combined with the live music from the band provide a very colourful and entertaining potrayal of Australian pioneering social life.

Contact David De Santi, 0409 57 1788 desanti@bigpond.com

Big Snore Hammers


Photo by Graeme Morrison

Members of Wongawilli combine with percussionists and more for a 10 piece World Celtic flavoured party band.

Accordion, fiddle, saxophone, bouzouki, piano, trombone, bagpipes, whistles and lots of percussion!

Band has performed at Illawarra Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Griffith's La Festa and the National Folk Festival.

Sound samples at www.myspace.com/bigsnorehammers

Contact David De Santi, 0409 57 1788 desanti@bigpond.com

Zumpa

Members of Wongawilli combine with other musicians to form a 9 piece traditional Italian folk music band.

Band has performed at Illawarra Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Cafe Carnivale and in Jenolan Caves.

Sound samples at www.myspace.com/zumpafolk

Contact David De Santi, 0409 57 1788 desanti@bigpond.com

 
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