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Alice Doran interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 216668
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Doran, Alice, Performer
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use from the interviewer. 
Description 1983 Dec. 3 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 124 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: Alice Doran recalls how she became a musician and her view that ear music is the sweetest music; her brother Stan played at Bundarra; playing the accordion and how she used to sing at dances; the process of making parodies on dance tunes; bush songs; she reminisces about the song The old bark hut; Victor Cherry, the big gun musician of the old days around Kingston; her father used to dance the cake walk (step dance); Ray Doran played Irish washerwoman on accordion; Victor played the Devil among the Tailors very quick & very exact; Victor played Connaughtman's rumbles (fiddle) for square dances; she wasn't in favour of tune parodies; she talks about parodies on songs such as: It ain't gonna rain no more, The night was dark and stormy, The billy goat was blind; the old woolshed dances; Ray Doran's playing.

Partial contents
  • TAPE 1, Side A, Music:
  • Pearl Browning's waltz (fragment-Alice accordion)
  • Merry go round waltz (fragment- Alice accordion)
  • Redwing (fragment-Alice accordion)
  • Barry McDonald (B. McD.) experiments to ascertain home key of Alice's accordion- Singing: Mother Machree; Old naky bear (parody on Ring the Bell)
  • Old naky bear & little naky bear
  • Music: Soldiers joy (B. McD. on fiddle-Alice identifies it as a tune Victor Cherry used to play)
  • Fisher's hornpipe (B. McD. on fiddle)
  • A highland fling dance
  • Connaughtman's rumbles (B. McD. on fiddle)
 
Notes

Recorded on 3 December 1983, at Armidale, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Doran, Alice -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Armidale -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Armidale -- Interviews.  |  Accordion music.  |  Piano music.  |  Violin music.  |  Armidale (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Folk musicians.  |  Folk singers.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer
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505 2 |aTAPE 1, Side A, Music: -- Pearl Browning's waltz (fragment-Alice accordion) -- Merry go round waltz (fragment- Alice accordion) -- Redwing (fragment-Alice accordion) -- Barry McDonald (B. McD.) experiments to ascertain home key of Alice's accordion- Singing: Mother Machree; Old naky bear (parody on Ring the Bell) -- Old naky bear & little naky bear -- Music: Soldiers joy (B. McD. on fiddle-Alice identifies it as a tune Victor Cherry used to play) -- Fisher's hornpipe (B. McD. on fiddle) -- A highland fling dance -- Connaughtman's rumbles (B. McD. on fiddle) -- St. Patrick's day (B. McD. on fiddle- Alice recalls this was played for square dances) -- Spanish waltz (B. McD. on violin) -- 4 schottische on violin (B. McD.-Alice rememers the last 2 schottische from long ago) -- Side B, Music: Redwing on violin (B. McD. violin & Alice accordion) -- schottische (B. McD. violin) -- Green grows the rushes (B. McD. instrumental, Alice singing) -- Only the leaf of a rose (B. McD violin, Alice singing) -- Redwing (B. McD. accordion) -- Jolly Miller (Alice piano) -- A hunting we will go (Alice piano) -- Pearl Browoming's waltz (Alice piano) -- Mazurka (?), Varsovienna (?) or Waltz (Alice piano) -- Merry go round waltz (Alice piano) -- Redwing (Alice piano) -- Schottische (Alice piano) -- Tripping it lightly (Alice on piano, learnt from Victor Cherry) -- Mockingbird Hill (Alice piano) --
505 2 |aTAPE 2, Side A, Alice Doran, music: -- Tripping it lightly (accordion) -- Tripping it lightly (piano) -- Singing: The Campbells are coming (parody) -- Barry McDonald, music: The Campbells are coming -- Alice Doran, singing: The old bark hut -- Barry McDonald, music: Green grow the rushes O (violin) -- Alice Doran, singing: Green grow the rushes O (fragment) -- Barry McDonald, music: Fishers' hornpipe -- Devil among the tailors (violin) -- Manchester hornpike (violin) -- Soldiers joy (violin) -- Alice Doran, music: Jolly miller waltz (accordion) (parody) -- Watson's Creek waltz (accordion) -- Merry-go-round waltz (accordion) -- Schottische (Victor Cherry) (accordion) -- Varsoviana Heel and toe (accordion) -- Redwing (violin) -- Side B, Alice Doran, music: -- Varsoviana (unidentified) (accordion) -- Mazurka (unidentified) (accordion).
506 |aWritten permission required for both research and public use from the interviewer.
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520 |aFolkloric recording: Alice Doran recalls how she became a musician and her view that ear music is the sweetest music; her brother Stan played at Bundarra; playing the accordion and how she used to sing at dances; the process of making parodies on dance tunes; bush songs; she reminisces about the song The old bark hut; Victor Cherry, the big gun musician of the old days around Kingston; her father used to dance the cake walk (step dance); Ray Doran played Irish washerwoman on accordion; Victor played the Devil among the Tailors very quick & very exact; Victor played Connaughtman's rumbles (fiddle) for square dances; she wasn't in favour of tune parodies; she talks about parodies on songs such as: It ain't gonna rain no more, The night was dark and stormy, The billy goat was blind; the old woolshed dances; Ray Doran's playing.
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