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Ben Cherry interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 224052
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Cherry, Ben, 1909-, Performer
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1987 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 43 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. 5 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: Ben Cherry plays the violin, mouth organ, sings and whistles Australian folk songs and discusses local history in New England, N.S.W; his violin playing style; one armed accordion player Sam Smith; learning to play the mouth organ from Jimmy Frost; playing at dances; the death of Victor Cherry, uncle Bert and his grandfather Ben.

Full contents
  • Ben Cherry: 1. Singing: Leaving Tipperary
  • 2. Whistling: Leaving Tipperary
  • 3. Discussion
  • 4. Music: (unidentified) (violin)
  • 5. Wait till the clouds roll by, Jenny Dear (violin)
  • 6. Green grow the rushes o (violin)
  • 7. The girl I left behind me (violin)
  • 8. Spanish Waltz (violin)
  • 9. Ladies into the centre (violin)
  • 10. Ladies come down to the fair (violin)
 
Notes

Recorded in June 1987, at Armidale, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Cherry, Ben, 1909- -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Armidale -- Interviews.  |  Harmonica music -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Violin music -- New South Wales -- Armidale.  |  Folk songs -- History.  |  New England (N.S.W.) -- History.
Occupation Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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