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Keith Ogilvie, Ken Sanders and Jan Sanders interviewed by Alex Hood and Annette Hood in the Alex Hood folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 4503643
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ogilvie, Keith, 1950-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 81 min.) 
Series

Alex Hood folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Keith Ogilvie talks about his family background; cane farming, cane cutters; schooling; his musical influences; country dances; dance bands; his work, his music background; folk music; his progression to guitar playing; bushband and members; his present band, involvement and songwriting. Ken Sanders speaks about his family background; emigrating to Australia with his wife; recruitment methods for migrants to Australia; his music background; meeting Jan and their marriage; moving to Mackay, Qld. (1965); working as a carpenter; different attitudes to work in England; his inspiration to be involved in folk music and subsequent involvement in Mackay (1969); the Mackay Folk Club, his establishment function, visiting artists, audiences, acoustic music.

Keith Ogilvie and Ken Sanders discuss the workings of the club; memories of early members and influences; the Sanders trip overseas for 2 years; the disbandment of the Folk Club and its re-established in the 90's; the folk movement, bands 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band'; longevity of performers; working together, recollections, theatre show; the origin of the 'Wintermoon' Festival and its development into a major festival; locals no longer being involved, establishment of site for festival, story of troubles and solutions; Rock and Roll connections; Ken now teaching guitar; their love of music. Jan Sanders speaks of her family background in the U.K.; meeting her future husband, Ken; her ballet involvement; her involvement with the Folk Club; acceptance by locals; contrast with her homeland, cultural differences; missing family; her life in England; the difference in food in Australia, 'food shock'.

Notes

Recorded on September 16, 2008 in Mackay, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Ogilvie, Keith, 1950- -- Interviews.  |  Sanders, Ken, 1941- -- Interviews.  |  Sanders, Jan, 1942- -- Interviews.  |  Mackay Folk Club (Qld.) -- History.  |  Musicians -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Folk music -- Queensland -- Mackay.  |  Folk festivals -- Queensland -- Mackay -- History.  |  Immigrants -- English -- Queensland -- Anecdotes.
Other authors/contributors Sanders, Ken, 1941-, Interviewee  |  Sanders, Jan, 1942-, Interviewee  |  Hood, Alex, 1935-, Interviewer  |  Hood, Annette, 1948-, Interviewer

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