The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49836   Message #3559308
Posted By: GUEST,Iain Pollock
16-Sep-13 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Review: Waltzing Matilda
Subject: RE: Review: Waltzing Matilda
Dear Bob, thank you for further enlightening me on the WM saga! Isn't it incredible how much information begins to surface once you start digging a little deeper? I teach music, and it saddens and alarms me that few, if any, young people even know about Banjo and Waltzing Matilda, not to mention The Man From Ironbark (my favourite!). I'm afraid that our culture is quickly being diluted, and we are going to lose it altogether if some of us don't try to keep it alive! I certainly try to do my bit whenever I can. "What are the schools doing?", I ask. It only takes one generation, and the gap becomes un-closeable (is that a new word I have coined?). Cheers! Iain.