Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson presents a wide range of material drawing on his wide knowledge of the Australian tradition, with guitar or concertina and taking up the fiddle for the dance tunes. His recent publication Songs of Australia contains some 320 songs including the classics and some new settings of poetic treasures.
Always keen to encourage younger players to explore their traditions, he leads The Saplings through a repertoire of collected tunes and old and not so old songs with encouragement to use unaffected natural voices.
Whether performing solo or with a band backing, or leading workshops, arranging bush dance music, conducting bush orchestras, scripting musical plays, or just busking on the streets of Bowral, Dave’s passion for our musical heritage is abundantly clear. And your participation is welcomed…