The Music of Australia
In this performance/workshop Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky plays and talks about folk and grass roots music from many areas of this country.
Folk ballads from early convict times to modern compositions
Songs in Aboriginal languages (Yanyuwa, Waka Waka, Pitjantjatjara, Torres Strait) taught to Jan by Indigenous friends and performers.
Music for traditional dance
Music on improvised instruments, such as spoons and tea-chest bass.
Jan’s original songs
With a roughly chronological format, it’s all acoustic, the musical fare ranging from Celtic to blues, island to gritty Centralian to melodic ballads. Jan plays:
Clawhammer 5-string banjo (the old style, before bluegrass)
Percussion – bodhran (Irish drum), rhythm bones, spoons and tea-chest bass.
Jan’s Music Bio
Jan began a music career as a founder of the now famous Bushwackers Band, …