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Jim Daffy plays the accordion and is interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1839288
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Daffy, Jim, 1910-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 54 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Daffy speaks of his parents and his school days and school games, his early working life such as dairying in the Colac District, his view of the Depression years, his family's musical talent, how his brother James played piano at dances in the local area, the type of dances performed in his day such as Lancers, bands were often only of two players, his own interests, other musicians in the locality, how he played at local dances.

Partial contents
  • Music: When it is Springtime in the Rockies (set tune)
  • Bocca (learnt from Alec Parsons)
  • Drovers dream
  • Let the band play
  • Aunty Mary
  • My Bonnie Lassie (military two step)
  • Saxophone waltz
  • Seamus O'Brien (swaps accordions)
  • The waltz you saved for me
  • Bocca
 
Notes

Recorded by John Harpley.

Recorded on May 3, 1995 in Colac, N.S.W.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220934019

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Daffy, Jim, 1910- -- Interviews.  |  Accordion music.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Colac -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Colac.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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