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Stan Treacy interviewed by Chris Sullivan and Mark Rummery in the Chris Sullivan folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2082900
Format AudioAudio
Author
Treacy, Stan, 1900-1990, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1984 Mar. 2 
6 sound tape reels (ca. 200 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Chris Sullivan folklore collection.

Full contents
  • REEL 206. Background conversation whilst setting up. Playing: schottische; waltz. Conversation: playing previous waltz. Playing: Connachtman's Rambles? (jig); Irish Washerwoman (jig); Lights of Old Aberdeen (waltz); Mountains of Mourne; (short break in tape); When Clouds Are Vanished, then sings first lines; Somewhere My Love (aborted); schottische. Conversation: learning previous tune from McDonald family. Playing: mazurka; Cosgrove's Waltz. Conversation: learning previous tune from Cosgrove family. Playing: Down the Path of the Aching Heart (waltz). Conversation: playing at dances in Crookwell, NSW region; miscellaneous jobs.
  • REEL 207. Little Nellie Kellie (waltz, beginning missing); My Mother Says (polka, acc.); Clementine (mazurka); mazurka (acc.) set tune (1st figure, 1st set, acc.); schottische (acc.); Seamus O'Brien; Mocking Bird Hill (acc.); Peggy O'Neill (waltz); When Irish Eyes Are Smiling; waltz; mazurka; mazurka; Three O'Clock in the Morning (waltz); One Dozen Roses (acc.); set tunes (1st sets): 2nd figure; 3rd figure; 4th figure (MacNamara's Band). Conversation: set tunes. Playing: 5th figure (Irish Washerwoman). Conversation: brief comments about Lancers, Alberts. Playing: 2nd figure (acc.); My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean; Maggie.
  • REEL 208. Playing: waltz (acc.). Conversation: local fiddler, Mick Cosgrove and his waltz. Playing: Cosgrove's Waltz, no. 2. Singing: some words to another waltz. Playing: waltz; Dan Murphy's Door; Wild Paddy Waltz; Broken Down Merry-Go-Round (waltz); You Can't Be True Dear (waltz); Irish Eyes (excerpt); Danny Boy, repeated in song time; Maggie (acc.). Conversation: violin tuning. Playing: Starry Night Waltz (acc.); waltz (acc.); Cosgrove's Waltz, no. 1? (beginning only)
  • REEL 209. Playing: schottische (or barn dance). Conversation: story about his neighbour's age. Playing: Jacks the Lad (Sailors' Hornpipe), repeated (acc.). Conversation: playing loudly, noises on strings. Playing: Irish washerwoman (acc.); Connachtman's Rambles (jig, acc.). Conversation: recollection of Hogan brothers, local fiddlers. Playing: set tune (1st figure); Can a Monkey Climb a Tree (tape stops midway through tune), repeated (fragment, acc.); Who's Your Lady Friend (Canadian Three Step, fragment); Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be; After the Ball; Daisy (acc. by singing); Under the Shade of the Apple Tree (Abraham & Solomon). Conversation: singing onto a phonograph. Playing: Somewhere My Love, varsovienna (acc.); varsovienna (variation on previous tune); Can A Monkey Climb A Tree (acc.); mazurka (acc.)
  • REEL 210. Playing: Maori's Farewell (acc.); I Ain't Nobody's Darling; Sunshine of Your Smile (barndance, quickstep); If You Were the Only Girl in the World; Jamaica's Farwell (acc.); Bridle Hanging on the Wall (fragment); San Antonio Rose (acc.); Smile Awhile; County Down (fragment); Molly O'Grady (aborted, restarted); Fisher's Hornpipe (Jack's the Lad?). Conversation: recollection of the Wong's (local Crookwell family). Playing: Fisher's Hornpipe repeated, (tape stops midway through tune); hornpipe repeated, repeated with acc.; Haste to the Wedding (jig, acc.); Chase Me Charlie (jig, for Canadian Threestep, played to resemble bagpipes), repeated with acc.; If You're Irish Come Into the Parlour (barn dance); Scotland the Brave (acc.). Conservation: his wool classing job. Playing: Stop Your Tickling Jock; I Love Lassie (acc.); two mixed tunes; I Love a Lassie; Old Dan Tucker (fragment); Colonel Bogey March.
 
Notes

Stan Treacy is accompanied on some tunes by Mark and Cathy Rummery, also on fiddle.

Recorded on 2 March 1984, at Crookwell, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Treacy, Stan, 1900-1990 -- Interviews.  |  Rummery, Cathy -- Performances.  |  Rummery, Mark -- Performances.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Crookwell -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Crookwell.  |  Folk dance music -- New South Wales -- Crookwell.  |  Folk music, Irish -- New South Wales -- Crookwell.  |  Fiddling.
Occupation Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors Rummery, Cathy, Performer  |  Rummery, Mark, Performer  |  Sullivan, Chris (Christopher Daniel), 1953-, Interviewer

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