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Jim Lowe and May Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 259846
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1984 Jan. 8 
1 sound cassette (ca. 90 min.) : analog, mono. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: REEL 2720/39/3. Conversation:- 1. Demonstrating a good example of the relationship between collector and informants, topics were mainly on the natural history of the area including stinging insects particularly the types, effects and cures, crayfish, yabbies and craybobs particularly the types and how to catch them, bowerbirds and how they collect for their nests, build their nests and their dancing, wattlebirds, brolgas, lyrebirds, dollarbirds, talks of mushrooms. 2. Song: My true love was a jockey (parody). 3. Song: The night was dark and stormy. 4. How parodies were used to identify dance tunes. 5. Song: There's a pretty spot on Nellie (parody on River Shannon). 6. Music: River Shannon (whistling - often played as a waltz). 7. Song: River Shannon. 8. How he sang as a young man, his repetoire included Paddy McGinty's goat and Who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder, other contemporary singers included Jack Wilson who sang Wild Colonial Boy and a parody called James Dillon, discusses other Irish songs. 9. Killarney (whistling). 10. Story of a fall from a horse, discusses horses generally, recalls his old BSA motorbike, how he made a violin from a kerosene case, recalls Mick McGarry.

Notes

Recorded on Jan. 8, 1984 at Guyra, N.S.W.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (1 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984 -- Interviews.  |  Lowe, May, -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Wildlife -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Natural history -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Guyra Region (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Lowe, May, Interviewee  |  McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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