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Barry McDonald interviewed by Edgar Waters [sound recording]
Bib ID 642918
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
McDonald, Barry, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1992 Sept. 17 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 61 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in. 
Summary

McDonald speaks of his interest in folklore in the New England Region after moving there from Sydney at age 21, how his interest in music had been fostered by his family as his mother was very musical and he had played contemporary music with his sister as a child, how he undertook history and economic history particularly at University of New England which encourage d a study of history from the grassroots using techniques such as oral history, how he had lived next to Russell Ward who assisted him in his early endeavours, how he had obtained his first collection of local folk songs, how he had met Chris Sullivan and Mark Rummery at the local folk club operating in Armidale since 1979, how he started collecting with a tape recorder after assisting them to record Charlie Batchelor, how he was introduced to Jim Lowe of Guyra,

Biography/History

Barry McDonald, school teacher and folklorist of the New England Region, N.S.W.

Notes

Recorded on Sept 17, 1992.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 24 leaves) 
Subjects McDonald, Barry, 1955- -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- New England -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folklorists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Folklorists -- New South Wales -- New England -- Interviews.  |  New England (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Waters, Edgar, 1925-2008, Interviewer

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