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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 fortnightly (free) Good Tune Sessions are at The Burrow in West End, Brisbane.

COMING EVENTS

  • 19-21 January 2024 Good Tunes will be at the 37th Illawarra Folk Festival – 90 fabulous other acts. www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au
  • Monday 22 January 2024 – first Good Tunes Session back at The Burrow for 2024.
    Then every 2 weeks. 5, 19 February | 4, 18 March | 1, 29 April | 13, 27 May | 10, 24 June | 8, 22 July | 5, 19 August | 2, 16, 30 September | 14, 18 October | 11, 25 November | 9, 23 December
  • Saturday 10 February 2024 – Good Tunes Session at Celtic Connections Concert – It’s Still A Secret, South Brisbane. FB Event
  • Saturday 24 February 2024 – Good Tunes Charity Bush Dance for Welcome Project South Brisbane. More details
  • 1-3 March 2024 – Good Tunes at the Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW www.cobargofolkfestival.com.au
  • Monday 4 March 2024 – 7th Anniversary Good Tunes at The Burrow, West End, Brisbane (started 2017)
  • Saturday 13 April – Celtic Connections Concert and Good Tunes Bush Dance – Rathdowney Memorial Hall  More Details   FB Event
  • Saturday 18 May 2024 – Good Tunes Charity Bush Dance for charity (TBA), AHEPA Hall, West End More details
  • Saturday 17 August 2024 – Good Tunes Charity Bush Dance for charity (TBA), AHEPA Hall, West End More details
  • Saturday 19 October 2024 – Good Tunes Charity Bush Dance for charity (TBA), AHEPA Hall, West End More details

NEXT GOOD TUNES CHARITY BUSH DANCE – 18 May 2024

A community bush dance with the Good Tunes Band. Dances are walked through and called – no experience required!

All proceeds will be going to a charity to be advised.

AHEPA Hall, 128 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, 4101.

Wear something comfortable, have lots of exercise and experience an enjoyable evening of social dancing.
Meet interesting people of all ages and backgrounds in a relaxed atmosphere.

All door takings to charity. Entry is $10 per person, $20 per family or affordable donation.

Tickets can be pre-purchased or cash or credit card at the door.

BYO drinks and nibbles. Doors open 6.30pm.

Join the band with an acoustic instrument, sheet music provided.
Band rehearsals at the Good Tunes Sessions leading up to the dance.

Further details David De Santi – david@goodtunes.com.au


2023 and 2024 GOOD TUNES SESSIONS

Monday nights – The Burrow

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 2023 Sessions | Facebook Event for 2024 Sessions


COMING SESSIONS at The Burrow

7.30pm every 2nd Monday at THE BURROW, WEST END Facebook Event.:

2023

16 January 30 January 13 February 27 February
(6th anniversary night)
13 March
27 March 10 April
(Easter Monday)
24 April 8 May 22 May
5 June 19 June 3 July 17 July 31 July
14 August 28 August 11 September 25 September 9 October
23 October 6 November 23 November 4 December 18 December

2024

22 January 5 February 19 February 4 March
(7th anniversary night)
18 March
1 April No session 15 April (Easter Monday) 29 April 13 May 27 May
10 June 24 June 8 July 22 July 5 August
19  August 2 September 16 September 30 September 14 October
28 October 11 November 25 November 9 December 23 December

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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: https://www.goodtunes.com.au/
  • 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.

PURCHASE BOOKS AND CDS

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

Further information from David De Santi EMAIL
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