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Jack Barnes interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 316906
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Barnes, Jack, 1916-2002, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 65 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Jack Barnes plays on the accordion and talks. Barnes speaks of his life, driving horses, wheat growing and dairying; his father who played all the bush instruments; how his mother taught him to dance; the different dances that were held in the local area; how his father used a pocket knife on the bridge of a fiddle to make it sound like bagpipes; some local musicians; his own musical beginnings; how he joined the Finley Band in 1927; how he bought an accordion in 1947 in Mt. Gambier; how some musicians can play by ear; how young men would come courting his sister and bring a sheet of the latest music; his experience as Master of Ceremonies at dances and how to call the Waltz of Cotillions; he makes comments about different tunes.

Partial contents
  • Music. Mellow Moon (waltz; repeated)
  • Set tune (maxima)
  • Little Polly Perkins (polka mazurka)
  • Varsovianna
  • Only a leaf from a Rosebud
  • Highland schottische
  • Soldiers joy (R. Willis)
  • Unidentified tune (learnt from Bill Wazers (?), waltz, repeated).
 
Notes

Recorded by John Harpley.

Recorded on May 4, 1995 in Finley, N.S.W.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220934542

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Barnes, Jack, 1916-2002 -- Interviews.  |  Accordion music.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Finley -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Finley.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Harpley, John, 1948-, Interviewer

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