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Jim French interviewed by Chris Sullivan in the Chris Sullivan folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 335892
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
French, Jim, 1914-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for public use from Chris Sullivan. 
Description 1987 Nov. 18 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 121 min.) ; 10 in. 
Series

Chris Sullivan folklore collection ; 504-505.

Summary

French talks about mission life; family music and instruments played by family members; old tunes; dances at Caroona, N.S.W.; single-row and double-row accordion players; the concertina; brother Stan and the mouth organ and step dancing; Prima Station; Glennie Cutmore. He then talks about going to Moree in 1938; shearing; Gundablouie; Old Toomelah; Middle Camp, Moree; the singer Dorothy Sampson and Eric Craigie and his songs. French then talks about how he learns music; Moree and race relations; shearing and music; Craigie song, shearing at Midkin; card games; children's games; bush tucker; blade shearers; shed at Kingstown; shearing 200 in a day only once; Harry Brady and the song, Snowball Sally; grandfather's French and Maori ancestry and family background.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 18, 1987 in Canberra.

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Subjects French, Jim, 1914- -- Interviews.  |  Accordionists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Folk musicians.
Other authors/contributors Sullivan, Chris (Christopher Daniel), 1953-, Interviewer

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