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Bush Dance at Springwood
6-10pm Saturday 29th April 2006

By Patrick Harte
Posted Monday, April 10, 2006

The Gang-gang Bush Orchestra and the West Girls will be playing for a huge dance at

Springwood Civic Centre
Macquarie Street

The proceeds of the night will help Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group continue their important work in our community.

The Gang-gang bush Orchestra now numbers 17, when they are all on stage, and should prove a challenge to logistics. Cello, viola, violins, accordions, flutes, whistles, banjo, piano, bass and guitar are all present.

The West Girls are three young girls, (from Springwood High School) and their mother, who sing those close harmonies that can only be achieved by families.They learned to sing at home and, while their mother, Pam West, was writing a song (‘One Good Rainbow’ about the plight of the refugee), and arranging it for her mother’s choir. The girls have since recorded the song on the “Behind the Wire” CD (a compilation by various artists for Refugee Support. You will see much more from this talented family.

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Bush Dance at Springwood
The Gang Gang Bush Band playing at the 2004 Bush Care Picnic in the Megalong Valley