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Brad Tate and Kerry Tate interviewed by Alex and Annette Hood in the Alex Hood Folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3698001
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Tate, Brad, Interviewee
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies, written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewees. 
Description 2006 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 67 min.) 

Alex Hood folklore collection.


Folkloric recording. Brad Tate speaks about his family background; his first home in Limerick, Ireland; his parents; becoming an industrial arts teacher; the family move to Australia; teaching at Central School, Brewarrina; missionaries; Aborigines; the decline of communities; playing in the band "The Corvettes"; forming a trio (1963); moving to Sydney (1965); the Troubadour Café; singing at the Mercantile Hotel (1966); English songs; the "Pommy push"; A.L. Lloyd and styles of singing; Gary Shearston and the Bushwhackers; Sim McDonald; his musicianship, instruments played; his first marriage in 1965 and divorce; playing at the Troubadour, Copperfield Café and Mercantile Hotel performances; his interest in Australian folklore; Wattle records; his influences, playing Irish tunes; playing fiddle and button accordion; bush dance revival; Bush Music Club; Dave De Hugard; concertinas and accordions; Newnes camps; Rambleers; Henry Lawson; Roland Robinson; Chris Kempster; Breaker Morant; Captain Thunderbolt.

Tate discusses lost recordings; manuscripts in his possession; his marriage to Kerry (1985). Kerry Tate talks about her family background; meeting Brad; Newcastle connections; her teaching career; her Irish trip and lessons; playing both English and Lachnall concertinas; techniques of playing dance music; playing tin whistle; reading music, "playing by ear"; techniques of playing; played with Brad as duo; playing gigs in the Hunter Valley (1990s); marriage to Brad; moving to Kurri-Kurri; children; organising small festivals; Mark Rummery; Bob Campbell; the Bi-Centenary; Newcastle Folk Festivals and other festivals; Harry Anderson; the move to The Channon and market days.


Recorded on March 18, 2006 at The Channon, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary not yet available. 
Subjects Tate, Brad -- Interviews.  |  Tate, Kerry -- Interviews.  |  Teachers -- New South Wales -- Interviews.  |  Musicians -- New South Wales -- Interviews.
Occupation Teachers.  |  Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Tate, Kerry, Interviewee  |  Hood, Alex, 1935-, Interviewer  |  Hood, Annette, 1948-, Interviewer


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