David De Santi, Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club, Zumpa, I Viaggiatori
With an Italian heritage and musical background David De Santi has been involved in the Australian folk music scene since 1984. He is an original piano accordion wielding member of the Wongawilli (Bush Band), I Viaggiatori (Italian Folk), The Humphreys (contemporary folk), The...read more Con Artists (folk orchestra), Folkaphonic Punk Orchestra and has travelled the world performing Australian folk music. To that end he has been involved in publishing, recording and researching good tunes and songs of Australia and beyond since 1990. He manages the production of publications and recordings for Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club. He is also the Artistic Director of the Illawarra Folk Festival (since 1996), Perisher Peak Festival and also plays in I Viaggiatori (Italian folk), Zumpa (Italian folk), The Humphreys and the community street band - The Con Artists. He has been recognised for his contribution in sharing folk music with a Commonwealth Centenary Medal, the first National Library of Australia Folk Festival Fellowship and a Folk Alliance Australia Community Achievement Award.