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Jim Lowe interviewed by Barry McDonald in the Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989 [sound recording]
Bib ID 347423
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 Sept. 16 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 14 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Barry McDonald folklore collection, 1970-1989.

Summary

REEL 2720/41/50. Conversation: - 1. Tells story about how a dog lying on its back means rain, how a rooster coming to the door to crow means visitors. 2. Song: Here we go round the bramble bush. 3. Song: Here we come with our dollies, dear. 4. Music: Jim Lowe's jig (also whistles). 5. How he went to dances to pinch grog, discusses dance music pieces like quadrilles, first set grand chain. 6. Song: Did you ever see the Devil? (lilting also). 7. Music: Liverpool hornpipe (lilting). 8. Song: I played me concertina (fragment). 9. Discusses the attraction of learning rude words, examples of rude parodies "Biddy Pass water" and "My father shaved the monkey". 10. Music: Jockey boy (with lilting). 11. Song: Did you see my man looking for me? 12. Song: The blind Irish girl (fragment, learnt from Terry Cosgrove). 13. Recalls Alf Cosgrove, the Edwards' cousins & Sammy Hibberd.

Notes

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

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Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary (1 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.  |  Folk dancing -- New South Wales -- Guyra.  |  Singing.  |  Guyra (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewer

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