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Merinda Jane joins us to teach us some NEW TUNES! From Cape Barren! We talk about the history of the tunes and and her experiences growing up and learning them. we also speak to Palawa man Cody Summers about his experiences with Cape Barren music and growing up indigenous during a very racist time in Tasmania's modern culture. Cape Barren tunes hold a very special place in the Tassie folk canon, being tunes developed by the indigenous communities up on the island and have a flavor all of their own that's fun, rollicking and invite participation. Songs we play in this episode are: The Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye; Little Burnt Potato (The Cape Barren Jig); The Cape Barren Washerwoman; The Muttonbirders' Jig; Uncle Affie's Tap; Old Clog.