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Tim Whelan interviewed by John Meredith in John Meredith folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1417056
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Whelan, Tim, 1914-1989, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1988 Sept. 10 
3 sound tape reels (ca. 59 min.) 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Tim Whelan, folk musician, plays the flute and discusses the whistle and the flute.

Full contents
  • 1. Conversation: Whistle workshops, techniques, demonstrations, arrival in Australia in 1967, Celtic Music Group of South Australia, the difference between rhythm and playing in time, obtaining a clear tone, "talking in" the note, double and triple tonguing, the oral history of the tin whistle, triple tonguing examples, the Ian Simpson wooden whistle, how to prevent other people playing one's whistle, polka tunes better than reels for bush-dancing, the nature of Celtic music, warbles and trills, interpreting a tune, Bonnie Doon, workshop tunes, assessment of the Ian Simpson whistle, the history of Oliver Goldsmith's walking stick flute, now owned by Whelan
  • 2. Bold Fenian Men (played on Goldsmith's flute)
  • 3. O'Keefe's slide (played on Goldsmith's flute)
  • 4. Streets of Forbes (played on Goldsmith's flute)
  • 5. Kelly the boy from Killane (played on Goldsmith's flute).
 
Notes

Recorded with Jamie Carlin

Recorded at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, S. Aust. on Sept. 10, 1988.

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Subjects Whelan, Tim, 1914-1989 -- Interviews.  |  Flute music.  |  Folk musicians -- South Australia -- Kangaroo Island -- Interviews.  |  Whistling.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewer  |  Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer

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