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Dave Mathias plays accordion and mouth organ to John Meredith for the John Meredith folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 648104
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Mathias, Dave, 1914-, Performer
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1985 Mar. 29 
4 sound tape reels (ca. 82 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

John Meredith folklore collection.

Summary

Folkloric recording. Mathias speaks about learning to play the accordion; techniques for caring for accordions and protecting them from the heat; different accordions he has owned; making accordions and improvising using bush materials; techniques for making accordions and accordions he has made;

Partial contents
  • REEL 70. Accordion:
  • 1. Quickstep medley
  • 2. Lancers tunes
  • Accordion and mouth organ:
  • 3. Cuckoo Waltz
  • 4. Waltz medley (Dan Murphy's door, I don't mind if I do, Dan Murphy's door, Wild Irish rose, Daisy Bell, Merry widow waltz, Annie Rooney)
  • REEL 71. Top notch accordion:
  • 1. Medley (Redwings, Darling Nelly Gray, Rock candy mountains, moonlight and roses)
  • Hohner accordion:
  • 2. Donkey serenade, Muss I Denn
 
Notes

Recorded at Forbes, New South Wales on 29 March 1985.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221516216

Subjects Mathias, Dave, 1914- -- Interviews.  |  Accordion music.  |  Dance music -- Australia.  |  Folk dance music -- Australia.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Forbes -- Interviews.  |  Harmonica music.
Other authors/contributors Meredith, John, 1920-2001

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