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Series 2, Episode 5: Old McDonald's Aussie Farm



Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music shares an old favourite with an Aussie twist!

Series 2, Episode 4: Kookaburra



Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music shares a traditional Australian kookaburra song today. Her local kookaburras like to laugh at her when she hangs her washing on the clothes line! This simple melody was written by Marion Sinclair in 1932 and is beautiful sung in a round.

Series 2, Episode 3: Waltzing Matilda



Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music shares one of the most well loved Australian folk songs, Waltzing Matilda, on her ukelele! The words were written by Aussie bush poet Banjo Paterson in the late 1800s. Anne has teamed up with Felicity Dunn, a talented local artist, who has done some lovely pictures to illustrate the story. Make sure you join in with the singing if you know the words ...

Series 2, Episode 2: ANZAC Day



Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music discusses the importance of ANZAC Day and plays the Last Post and Rouse in her front garden. Anne and her brass-playing family are looking forward to playing the Last Post in their driveway at 6 o’clock on ANZAC morning as a part of “Music For Mateship” - Aussies are being encouraged to gather in their driveways to play the "Last Post" and pay tribute to the ANZACs, in the absence of traditional dawn services this year.