The Horton River Band


— the good-old Wayback Music of the Bush —


Australian Folk & Traditional Music


The Band draws its repertoire & inspiration directly the source — the old-time players.

A wide-spectrum of historical Australian instrumental and vocal styles are represented. 


Featured playing styles are performed by the Band on

fiddle, concertina, button accordion.


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Our site includes:

Band HISTORY  

CDs and Publications.

  • CD Kind Regards, Charlie Batchelor The fiddle music of Charlie set the Australian revival alight in the 1980s.
  • LP  Kind Regards, Charlie Batchelor  Some copies of the original vinyl disc still available!
  • CD Your Good Self, featuring the anglo-concertina playing of Dooley Chapman. Mastered from the Chris Sullivan's field recordings, with some overdubbing of accompaniement by Mark Rummery on fiddle and piano.
  • Castles in the Air: Ideology, Myth & the Australian Folk Revival. Chris Sullivan's ground-breaking and controversial thesis on the Australian folk revival.

Articles on Australian old-time musicians who provide some of the sources for the music we play.

Photos of some of those players and others we have known.

At our MP3 Audio page are some free samples of field recordings of some of those players.

Links to some interesting sites on folk, traditional and old time Australian and overseas music.

Feel welcome to contact us.

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