Forty four years as a working band has seen almost 30 musicians grace the Tallowood floorboards. The current band; Googs Goddard, Mick Parker, Mick Giles, Tom Foster and Jim Healy are five incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists playing mostly acoustic instruments which include fiddle, mandolin, flute and whistles, guitars, tenor banjo, piano and harmonicas, with a strong Celtic and English folk influence and an emphasis on preserving the Australian family bush dance. Transporting the audience through time and emotion, from distant ancestors leaving their homeland on convict ships or the hardships of droving on the Maranoa to the cooling childhood memories of jumping off The Jetty in mid summer. Tunes that pull at the heartstrings with airs and waltzes, then lift the heels with jigs, reels, and hornpipes. Tallowood’s vast repertoire of traditional tunes is complimented with a host of contemporary covers and witty originals.