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  Kemal Ataturk's Tribute to the Anzacs ** NEW **
Bruce's musical setting of this simple, eloquent, powerful tribute.

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Bad Abbott ** NEW **
Bruce Watson at his irreverent best. With apologies to Billy Field!

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Bruce Watson & Tracey Roberts at the Burrinja Café; concert highlights ** NEW **
A short highlights video of a great little concert Bruce and Tracey did in 2014!

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Wax cylinder recording of 'The Man and The Woman and the Edison Phonograph' ** NEW **
At the 2014 National Folk Festival bruce had the amazing and moving experience of recording his song about his great-grandfather recording the singing of Tasmanian Elder Fanny Cochrane Smith onto wax cylinder - the same technology used by Horace Watson in 1903. Oh, the circularity of it all!

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RINGWOOD FOLK CLUB, February 2014
Bruce was asked to stand in for folk legend Martyn Wyndham-Read, who had to cancel his tour due to an eye operation. As a tributer, Bruce did a set of his most 'Australian' songs. He had the honour of being accompanied on some songs by a great group of local musicians, including Harry Gardner and Peter Ellis.
The Old Bush Dance (Live)
This song celebrates Australian dancing tradition. It is set to traditional tunes (slightly modified), as collected by Peter Ellis. Watch the dancers gradually emerge in this one.

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The Reedy River Still Flows (Live)
Another song celebrating tradition. This one is for the 60th anniversary of the Sydney Bush Music Club, the longest running folk club in Australia, in 1954. The club emerged from the folk musical production "Reedy River". The river metaphor is perfect for expressing continuity and change.

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I'm Not a Toff (I'm Just a Girl from the Bush) (Live)
Bruce wrote this song based on stories sent to him by folk musician and collector Peter Ellis; stories his grandmother used to tell.

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The Beanie Song
This song was written for the Torquay Beanie Festival (inspired by Alice Sprongs' festival) in 2011. It is a celebration of the humble but much loved beanie. Bruce put out a call to his friends and fans and received an overwhelming response with photos from over 200 beanie wearers who are featured in the video. In the process he also learned some wonderful beanie stories.

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Australia's Lost Languages
This song is about language loss in Australia, a little understood part of the tragedy of our colonial history.

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The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph (Live)
Bruce's album Balance Includes a duet of this song sung with Ronnie Summers. This video was filmed at the launch of the CD in Easter 2010 at the Troubador at the National Folk Festival. The best bit is the end!

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The Rules of English (Live)
Another song filmed at the launch of Balance, at the 2010 National Folk Festival. Pokes a bit of fun at the use of English language these days!

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I Shared a Urinal with Martin Ferguson
A catchy, cute little ditty about an actual event! With some cheeky footage.

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Olegas (Live)
From Bruce's album Out My Window, this song is about Tasmanian photographer Olegas Truchanas, who was an inspiration to many, and whose photos of the doomed Lake Pedder stand as testomony to his vision. Filmed at the 2010 National Folk Festival as part of the Unsung Heroes of Australian History show.

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Down at the Pool (Live)
Yet another song from the new album, Balance. This song was written in 2008 as part of the campaign to save the Coburg Olympic Pool, which was ultimately successful. The first video was filmed at the launch of Balance, at the 2010 National Folk Festival, featuring Shaking the Tree, Strat, Lyndal, Gavan and Peter Vad.

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Thie second video was taken of the song's inaugural performance at a family day in support of the campaign. We had a lot of fun.

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Unsung Heroes of Australian History
Unsung Heroes of Australian History is a multimedia show celebrating ordinary people who have done extraordinary things, with Bruce Watson, Moira Tyers, Neil Robertson and Wendy Ealey.

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You can also view live performances of the songs filmed at the 2010 National Folk Festival. Just go to my YouTube channel and select the videos: YouTube - brucewatsonmusic

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