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Shirley Andrews interviewed by Geri Lobl [sound recording]
Bib ID 1396752
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Andrews, Shirley, 1915-2001, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1989 Jan. 18 
4 tape reels ; 7 in. 
Summary

Shirley Andrews speaks of her association with the folk movement and folk dancing in Australia. She describes her introduction to dancing; involvement with the Unity Dance Group; the Folklore Society of Australia; rising interest in Australian folklore; New Theatre; Reedy River musical; original Bushwackers Band; Folklore Society of Victoria; Victorian Folk Music Club and the lack of written sources for dance steps. She describes her collecting trip to Corryong Valley; revival movements of British dancing; social class and dance; origins of steps; social dances misnamed "bush dances" and matching tunes with dances. She discusses the large volume of published music available in early years; the speed of tunes; typical Australian dances; regional variations in steps; snobbishness in dancing circles; standardisation of steps; the establishment of National Folk Festivals; composition of first bush bands and step dancing.

Notes

Transcript unavailable.

Recorded on 18 January 1989.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-216791017

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 p.) 
Subjects Andrews, Shirley, 1915-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Dance teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Dance -- Australia -- History.  |  Folk dancing -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Lobl, Geri, Interviewer

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