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Jim Lowe Interviewed by Barry McDonald in Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 344497
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984, Performer
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for both research and public use during the lifetime of the interviewer. 
Description 1984 May 16 
1 sound tape reel (31 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: REEL 2720/41/15. Music: - 1. Home sweet home (accordion). 2. Discussion: recalls Steve Harte, local musician at Backwater, compares musicians who play by ear with musicians who play by reading musical notes, the work and lifestyle of educated Steve Harte and lived on Henry River, recalls Uncle "90" Hibberd born in 1893 as a singer and a "no-hoper", recalls Jim Hiscox a fiddler. 3. Go home to your mother, you little black bugger (parody). 4. Song: The night was dark and stormy (to the tune of: Grand Old Duke of York, but with a different second part). 5. Set tune (based on: Grand Old Duke of York). 6. Over the waves (whistling). 7. Unidentified tune (set-like, whistling). 8. Drover's dream (whistling). 9. Song: Drover's dream (fragment only). 10. Conversation: Recalls Walter Wesley, Mick McGarry as the fast fiddler and unique, the only fast fiddlers he recalls are Mick and Alf Cosgrove, discusses Alf & Alice Cosgrove.

Notes

Recorded on May 16, 1984 at Guyra, N.S.W.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary available (1 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984 -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Guyra Region.  |  Accordion music.  |  Whistling.  |  Backwater (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Guyra Region (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Performer

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