Read: “Celtic Australia: Bush Bands, Irish Music, Folk Music and the New Nationa


Read: “Celtic Australia: Bush Bands, Irish Music, Folk Music and the New Nationalism” by Graeme Smith in Celtic Modern: Music at The Global Fringe p. 73-92.
Prompt: Write a 500-word response that discusses the role of Irish traditional music and culture in Australian music. How has Irish music influenced the development of an Australian cultural identity? Why is Irish music important to Australian nationalism?


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