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Norm O'Connor and Bob Michell discuss the process of collecting folk music at the 1st National Folk Festival at Melbourne, Victoria in Queensland Folk Federation collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3104830
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Michell, Bob, Speaker
 
Access Conditions Access open for research use; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the performer. Written permission also required for public use from the Queensland Folk Federation. 
Description 1967 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 119 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, 1/4 track, mono ; 5 in. 
Series

Queensland Folk Federation collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Norm O'Connor and Bob Michell discuss the process of collecting folk music and show examples of collected material.

Partial contents
  • TAPE 136: Conversation: Bob Michell gives an introduction and discusses collecting procedures
  • Michell defines categories of collectable items as songs, yarns and tunes
  • Michell describes the importance of exploring the social background behind collectable items
  • Michell discusses the necessity of collecting song, words, context and biography thoroughly
  • Singing: Cocky of Bungaree
  • Old bullock dray (Ewan Newitt)
  • Wild Rover I (Neil Newitt)
  • Conversation: Dick Evans is introduced
  • Singing: Wild Rover II (Dick Evans)
  • story of Dick Evans' tooth extraction
 
Notes

Recordings of folk festivals, workshops, concerts, performances and recitations by various artists collected by the Queensland Folk Federation throughout the mid 1960s to the late 1980s. Included in this collection are select radio folk programmes.

The 1st National Folk Festival has also been referred to as the 1967 Port Phillip District Folk Music Festival.

Recorded between February 11 and February 12, 1967 at the Teachers' College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic.

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Subjects Folklore -- Fieldwork -- Australia.  |  Folk festivals -- Victoria.
Other authors/contributors O'Connor, Norman, Speaker  |  Queensland Folk Federation  |  National Folk Festival 1967 : Melbourne, Vic.)

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