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Jim Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 1866929
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984, Performer
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1984 Aug. 22 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 32 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: REEL 2720/41/38-39. Conversation: - 1. How he varies the sound of the violin by closing a pocket knife over the bridge. 2. Dance tune (violin modified in this way; McDonald). 3. How Alf Cosgrove used to this with a light knife, discusses how to use the clay-pipe on the fiddle, how to make mouth-organs louder such as jam tins, etc., how he makes up tunes by whistling, how Uncle Harry played the concertina cross-key but couldn't play one tune right through, how good his brother Teddy was as a player and how he played the mouth-organ back to front, how he knew a man who played the accordion upside down, recalls Ben Snow as a left-handed fiddler with the violin strung conventionally, recalls the Looker family. 4. Music: Schottische (whistling). 5. Recalls Tom Handebo of Tubamurra, how he love mandolin music, recalls Wal Lawrence an English migrant and true gentleman, his involvement with wood carving and the tools that he uses.

Notes

Recorded on 22 August 1984, at Guyra, N.S.W.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (1 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984 -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Whistling.  |  Guyra Region (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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