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Charles O'Leary interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 1717710
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
O'Leary, Charlie, 1900-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1989 
3 sound cassettes (ca. 95 min.): analog, mono. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: Charles O'Leary plays the accordion, sings, recites and discusses local history of the Barraba Region, N.S.W.; learning songs; how he kept in time playing music; his relations in New England; his Indian background; his family and his marrige; Kingstown musicians; his birth in Barraba; busking after WWI; Sergeant Small; his concertina; playing cards; his upbringing; his children; his vamping techniques on accordion; playing in Jimmy Shand's band; working as a shearer; Maudie (Alice) Doran; Sergeant Small; his father; playing and the difference between a jig and a stepdance; George Flynn; Ray Doran; his mother and other concertina players; his parents; his playing style; Jack McDowell from Kingston; travelling to Kingstown to play at dances; and his early stay as an orphan in a convent.

Full contents
  • CASSETTE 1, Side A, Charlie O'Leary, accordion music:
  • Set tune, Do what you do do well
  • Set tune, Get a little dirt on your hands
  • Ring the bell watchman
  • Billy Brown's schottische (?)
  • Barry McDonald, violin music: Waltz (unidentified)
  • Charlie O'Leary, accordion music: Cileo lindo (?)
  • Waltz of Vienna
  • Side B, Charlie O'Leary, concertina music:
  • The blue velvet band
 
Notes

Recorded in 1989, at Barraba, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (8 p.) 
Subjects O'Leary, Charlie, 1900- -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Barraba -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Barraba.  |  Accordion music -- New South Wales -- Barraba.  |  Concertina music -- New South Wales -- Barraba.  |  Violin music -- New South Wales -- Barraba.  |  Recitations.  |  Barraba (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  New England (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Folk musicians.  |  Folk singers.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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