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Gay Scott, Alan Scott and John Meredith interviewed by Anne O'Connor for the Transfer of Irish folk tradition to Australia collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2591780
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Scott, Gay, 1930-2013, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use from Gay Scott and Anne O'Connor. 
Description 1985 May 10 
5 sound tape reels (ca. 102 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Transfer of Irish folk tradition to Australia collection.

Summary

Subjects discussed include Gay Scott's Irish ancestry; superstitions; wedding traditions; children's rhymes about religion; Protestant Labor Party; mixed marriages; traditions relating to birth and pregnancy; funerary traditions; good and bad omens; New Year's Eve; Christmas and St. Patrick's Day celebrations; people of Irish descent John Meredith has recorded; and Irish influence upon Australian folksongs. Recording concludes on reel 9 with Alan Scott singing The Catalpa.

Notes

Part of a collection of recordings relating to the Irish contribution to Australian culture and cultural identity.

Recorded at Thirlmere, New South Wales on 10 May, 1985.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Subjects Scott, Alan, 1930-1995 -- Interviews.  |  Meredith, John, 1920-2001 -- Interviews.  |  Scott, Gay, 1930-2013 -- Interviews.  |  Irish -- Australia.  |  Irish -- Australia -- Folklore.  |  Irish -- Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Folk songs, Irish -- Influence.  |  Folk songs -- Australia -- Irish influences.  |  Folk songs, English -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001, Interviewee  |  O'Connor, Anne, Interviewer  |  Scott, Alan, 1930-1995, Interviewee

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