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Mick Pilley, Jack Wright, Muriel Whalan and Bill McGuinness interviewed by John Meredith for John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961 [sound recording]
Bib ID 148561
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Pilley, Mick, Performer
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1959 
1 tape reel (min. 30 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961.

Summary

Folkloric recording.

Full contents
  • Mick Pilley, fiddle music: two schottische tunes
  • Paddy McGinnity's goat (schottische tune)
  • Jack Wright talks about the origins of the song: Garrawilla
  • Singing: Garrawilla
  • Wright talks about the song: "Sixteen thousand miles from home' and the difficulties experienced by early Irish settlers in Australia
  • Singing: Sixteen thousand miles from home
  • Wright talks about: 'Fol the diddle di do', a cook who worked at the Liverpool Plains
  • the origins of the song 'The fish'
  • Singing: The fish
  • Wright explains the term 'masher'
 
Notes

Singing.

Recording begins approximately 5 min. 40 sec. into Tape 29B.

Recorded in 1959 in Coogee and Mudgee, N.S.W. ; on 16 April 1959 in Katoomba, N.S.W. ; and on 17 April 1959 in Bathhurst, N.S.W.

Also available online at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn148561

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (2 p.) and transcript of songs, p. 121-125, p. 226-230. 
Subjects Pilley, Mick - Performances.  |  Wright, Jack, - 1912- - Performances.  |  Whalan, Muriel - Performances.  |  McGuinness, Bill - Performances.  |  Folk songs, English - Australia.  |  Folklore - Australia.
Other authors/contributors Wright, Jack, 1912-, Performer  |  Whalan, Muriel, Performer  |  McGuinness, Bill, Performer  |  Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 4/29B (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 4/29B (summary)
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