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Jim Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 344506
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 Aug. 4 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 64 min.) : 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

Folkloric recording: REEL 2720/41/24-25. Conversation: - 1. How Jim and May had 24 great grandchildren. 2. Music: Drover's dream (concertina). 3. How concertinas are played demonstrating two-handed playing, evaluates the German concertina. 4. Music: Up like Lou (concertina; lilting). 5. Music: Various tunes (concertina by McDonald). 6. Lowe and Simon Ferrier discuss Australian native birds, constructing the carved Blue Mountain parrot, how the noisy Pitta live on snails, how kookaburras (jackass) live on mice and kill snakes, then describe the birds their habitats and imitate their calls - plover, ring-necked plover, sand plover, black ducks, real ducks, wood ducks, musk ducks, swifts, magpies, jackasses, gill birds, tom-tits, blue wrens, willy wagtails ("shepherd's) companions"), brolgas (native companions), black swans, water hens, "tear-divers", shags, eagles, stone curlews, ibises, spoonbills, heron, cranes, owls, Blue Mountain parrot, kingfishers, butcher birds, magpies, wood peckers, lyre birds, bower birds, craybobs, how lyre birds play "like blacks at a corroboree", scrub turkeys, how lyre bird feathers are unlucky.

Notes

Recorded on 4 August 1984, at Guyra, N.S.W.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (2 p.) 
Subjects Lowe, Jim, 1896-1984 -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Guyra -- Interviews.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Guyra -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- New South Wales -- Guyra.  |  Folklore -- New South Wales -- Guyra.  |  Folk songs -- New South Wales -- Guyra.  |  Accordion music.  |  Violin music.  |  Birds -- New South Wales -- Guyra -- Habitat.  |  Birds -- Vocalization -- New South Wales -- Guyra.  |  Guyra (N.S.W.) -- Flora and fauna.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer  |  Ferrier, Simon

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