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Denis Kevans sings and recites poetry for Chris Woodland in the Chris Woodland folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2065252
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Kevans, Denis, 1939-2005, Interviewee, Performer
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1981 Mar. 16 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 31 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track mono; 7 ins. 
Series

Chris Woodland folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Kevans sings 3 of his compositions while accompanying himself on guitar, recites 8 short poems then recites five longer poems. Each item has a short introduction by Kevans and all are his own work.

Partial contents
  • Singing: Uncle Clyde (about Kevans uncle, a blacksmith from Hall who was killed in WWI)
  • Flowers of Trawatta (introduction, a WWII song)
  • Born in the mountains (introduction, song about the Canberra region)
  • Recitation: The grogging stakes (folk poem)
  • For Albert Namatjira (folk poem)
  • Have you heard a Toli choir? (New Guinea)
  • Some uvver kid (folk poem)
  • A happy funeral (folk poem)
  • I told them I'd been busking (folk poem inspired by Ian White)
  • Our tongues (folk poem)
 
Notes

Access open for research, personal copies and public use.

Accompanying material: notes (10 p.) for a recording session with Dennis Kevans in Canberra, 1981.

Recorded Mar. 16, 1981 at Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Kevans, Denis, 1939-2005 -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Folk poetry, Australian.
Other authors/contributors Woodland, Chris, 1938-, Interviewer

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