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Doug Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 1811263
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Doug, Performer
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1983 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 56 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. 5 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: Doug Lowe whistles, sings, plays on the piano accordion and discusses his family, other folk musicians, the music and songs of the Armidale District N.S.W.; his brother Teddy in mining; techniques of playing a piano accordion; playing for dances; violin and mandolin player Darryl Cosgrove; Basil Cosgrove; how the concertina became a very popular instrument early on; concertina player John Hibberd; mouth organs and a mouth organ band of about 40 men based in Guyra in the 1930's; how he learnt tunes from his grandfather John Hibberd; impressions of Salvation Army concertina players, talks of his wife who sang, played the accordion and the mouth organ and had been a circus tumbler with her brother; discusses his first cousin; Cossy's waltz (really a schottische) named after Darryl Cosgrove; feeling the vibration of music; playing the chromatic mouth organ; half-note tunes; Teddy playing the concertina with other family members; Prince of Wales waltz and varsoviana tango; how Cossy's waltz got its name; meeting Bruce Brooks around Guyra; Doug Brodie who married a girl from Guyra; 'Turkey' Lowe; Doug's band; and playing the Jew's harp.

Partial contents
  • REEL 1, Doug Lowe, accordion music:
  • Cuckoo waltz
  • The Waltz you saved for me
  • Rangers' waltz
  • Roll out the barrel
  • REEL 2, Doug Lowe, accordion music:
  • (unidentified) (fragment)
  • Doug Lowe, accordion and Barry McDonald, violin music:
  • Schottische (unidentified)
  • Doug Lowe, whistling and Barry McDonald, violin music:
 
Notes

Preservation, working duplicate and user cassette copies made.

Recorded on 15 October 1983, at Armidale, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary available (2 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Doug -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Armidale -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Accordion music -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Violin music -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Armidale District (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Folk musicians.  |  Folk singers.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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    ORAL TRC 2720/38 (summary)
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