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Welcome to Good Tunes

David De Santi has been accumulating ‘good’ tunes for over 30 years and wants to share them! He has been involved in performing and publishing for just about as long as that.

This website has information how to get the music and where to play it. You can purchase collections of folk music tunes from around the world here.

There are also chances to play at Good Tunes sessions at Australian Folk Festivals and venues hosted by David De Santi. Regular (free) Good Tune Sessions continue in Brisbane at Papa Rossi (Italian Restaurant in South Bank). Sheet music is provided.

Monday nights at Papa Rossi (Italian Restaurant, South Bank) Google Map

Bring an acoustic instrument to play. Sheet music with simple melody lines and chords is provided. Starts at 7.30pm. More details below.

And bring your friends if they just want to listen and enjoy the atmosphere, food and drink.

Facebook Event for 2021 Sessions at Papa Rossi Restaurant
Papa Rossi Restaurant: 1/164 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 MAP


  • 9.30pm Friday 18 December Good Tunes Session at Bushtime – Woodfordia
  • 6pm Wednesday 23 December, Naim Restaurant, Paddington, Brisbane Facebook event
  • 5.30pm Sunday 3 January 2021, Fern Tree Tavern, (Hobart), Tasmania Facebook event
  • 7.30pm Monday 18 January 2021, Papa Rossi Restaurant, South Bank, Brisbane Facebook event
  • 7.30pm Monday 1 February, Papa Rossi Restaurant
  • 7.30pm Monday 15 February, Papa Rossi Restaurant
  • 7.30pm Monday 1 March, Papa Rossi Restaurant

Papa Rossi Restaurant Session Details

  • There are underground paid carparks or meter street parking from 7pm for $2.30 per hour up to 3 hours. Alternatively catch public transport to South Bank.
  • Booking number for dinner: 07 3846 1000
  • There’s plenty of great Italian style food and drinks available at Papa Rossi – pizzas, pasta, seafood, meat dishes, snacks, burgers, salads, desserts, coffee. Vegan options also available. See: for the complete menu.
  • BYO acoustic instrument to play wide range of traditional style folk tunes from around the world.
  • We’ll play through jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes and more from all over the place including Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, France, Quebec, Australia, England, USA, and Scandinavia. You can see a sample of the tunes at:
  • All levels of musicians are welcome to join in..
  • The aim is to have fun and get everyone playing


  • There will be copies of the Good Tunes Book (with 157 tunes) to use.
  • The tunes are written as single line melody and with guitar chords.
  • You can also just use your ear if you wish.


Check the STORE to purchase hard copy of tunebooks or purchase PDF e-books here.
Hard copies are also available at the sessions.

STOP PRESS: The Good Tunes CD (Volume 1) is now available with 40 tunes from the Good Tunes Book! Each tune is played twice so it will be a great way to learn and hear the tunes. CLICK HERE TO BUY

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