WorldCat Identities

McDonald, Barry 1955-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 125 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: DU180.S28, 994.44
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Barry McDonald Publications by Barry McDonald
Most widely held works by Barry McDonald
Working Saumarez : people and places on a sheep and cattle station by Bruce Mitchell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings and discusses the music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/39/16. Singing:-1. Recitation:Battle of the Boyne Water (fragment by May Lowe).2. Battle of the Boyne Water (whistling).3. Conversation:explains the song Battle of the Boyne Water, talks about the Cosgrove family. 4. Wallaby track(fragment).5. Wallaby track(fragment).6. Music:Wallaby track(whistling as a 2-part waltz).7. Conversation:talks about the song Give Me a Hut. 8. Music:Give me a hut(whistling).9. Smutty giant song(attributed to Tom Lowe).10.2 little girls in blue (fragment).11. Brooklyn Theatre(fragment). 12. Sea song(fragment;attributed to Vera Knox).13. Ye sons of Australia(fragment;also explains the song).14. Music:Fair fair with golden hair(waltz on the mouth-organ).15. Music:There ain't no luck about the house (mouth-organ).16. Music:Shepherd's dance (mouth organ;also lilting).17. Music:Sailor's hornpipe (mouth organ;lilting).18. Music:Haste to the wedding (whistling).19. Music:Villikins & his daughter (mouth organ;also whistling).20. Give me a hut in m own native land (one verse)
Folkloric recording: Charlie O'Leary plays the accordion [sound recording] by Charlie O'Leary ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/49/1. Music: - 1. Do what you do do well (set tune). 2. Get a little dirt on your hands (set tune). 3. Billy Brown's schottische . 4. Oral history: Kingston dances held at the old dances. 5. Untitled (waltz). 6. Cileo lindo
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe discusses and plays on the concertina the folk music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/41/24-25. Conversation: - 1. How Jim and May had 24 great grandchildren. 2. Music: Drover's dream (concertina). 3. How concertinas are played demonstrating two-handed playing, evaluates the German concertina. 4. Music: Up like Lou (concertina; lilting). 5. Music: Various tunes (concertina by McDonald). 6. Lowe and Simon Ferrier discuss Australian native birds, constructing the carved Blue Mountain parrot, how the noisy Pitta live on snails, how kookaburras (jackass) live on mice and kill snakes, then describe the birds their habitats and imitate their calls - plover, ring-necked plover, sand plover, black ducks, real ducks, wood ducks, musk ducks, swifts, magpies, jackasses, gill birds, tom-tits, blue wrens, willy wagtails ("shepherd's) companions"), brolgas (native companions), black swans, water hens, "tear-divers", shags, eagles, stone curlews, ibises, spoonbills, heron, cranes, owls, Blue Mountain parrot, kingfishers, butcher birds, magpies, wood peckers, lyre birds, bower birds, craybobs, how lyre birds play "like blacks at a corroboree", scrub turkeys, how lyre bird feathers are unlucky
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings, discusses and plays on the mouth organ the folk music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/41/11. Music: - 1. songs, folklore and local history from throughout the New England Tablelands. Personal papers from some of the informants are available
Charlie Batchelor, Chris Sullivan, Mark Rummery, Tom Rummery, Agnes Huhn, Jeff Lawrie and Barry McDonald recorded by Chris Sullivan in the Chris Sullivan folklore collection by Charlie Batchelor ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folkloric recording
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings, recites and plays on the mouth-organ the music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/39/19. Music: - 1. Set tune (mouth-organ). 2. Song: Barbara Allan (fragment). 3. Conversation: discusses the waxworks museum. 4. Recitation: Ye sons of Australia (fragment). 5. Song: Ye sons of Australia (fragment). 6. Ye sons of Australia (mouth-organ). 7. Moari's farewell (mouth-organ). 8. Wedding of Locky McGraw (lilting). 9. Clementine (mouth organ). 10. I'll be all smiles tonight (mouth-organ). 11. The ship that never returned (mouth-organ). 12. You and I are growing old together (mouth-organ). 13. Song: You and I are growing old together. 14. Red River Valley (mouth-organ). 15. Irish washerwoman (mouth-organ). 16. Dan Tucker (mouth-organ in 2 different keys). 17. Conversation: discusses his cousin Bill Lowe. 18. Cosgrove's reel (lilting). 19. Cosgrove's reel (whistling). 20. Conversation: discusses Alf Cosgrove's violin playing as well as the Ryan family of Ben Lomond, 21. Sailor's hornpipe (whistling). 22. Conversation: refers to wild cherry wood as a carving timber and discusses native honeysuckle. 0̐
Alice Doran plays on the accordion by Alice Doran ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Folkloric recording: Ben Cherry plays the accordion as well as sings, whistles and recites Australian folk songs and recalls local history in the Armidale District accompanied by performer Mark Rummery by Ben Cherry ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/11. Music: - 1. Oral history: Ben describes the Valeta tune which he used to play on violin, recalls that Victor Cherry (his uncle), Ray Doran and Charlie O'Leary were the main players around Kingstown, had collected once up to 150 cylinder records, can play mouth-organ, concertina, accordion, and fiddle, had worked as a station overseer, stockman and later worked for NSW Railways, his musical ear when young was common in his family, recalls great uncle George Cherry who made his own violin and wrote his own music, the different instruments played by the Cherry family. 2. Wild Colonial Boy (accordion). 3. Mazurka. 4. Under the willow (or, Fair fair with golden hair). 5. Starry night for a ramble. 6. The gathering. 7. Off to Tipperary. 8. Come back to Erin. 9. Schottische (with variations - accordion). 10. Bagman and the swagman (waltz). 11. Recitation: Bagman and the swagman (parody). 12. Jenny Lind's polka. 13. Where the Mississippi wends its way
Folkloric recording: Sylvester Ellis recites and recalls folk songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Sylvester Ellis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/24/3. Conversation: - 1. Recitation: Hickey & Pickey went out to pick sticks (school rhyme?). 2. Discusses "Ninety" Hibberd's recitation about a nurse and a baby. 3. Recitation: The wild man of Poplis just come to town (similar to "The court of King Caratacus"). 4. How he knew Doug Lowe
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 2720/39/20. Music: - 1. Some unidentified tunes (whistling). 2. Conversation: discusses his brothers Ted and Laurie who carved in wood, also Ralph Lowe's wood-carvings, refers to the night hawk as the Old Man of the Mountains, how musical his siblings were, how his mother played concertina and sang, recalls dances in his grandparent's home, how dance music was played on concertinas, accordions and violin, how his grandparents Hibberd came out by boat from England, how his grandfather was a shepherd at Nundle, N.S.W., explains the work of shepherding, how Jackson Knox had 15 children, recalls fiddlers Mick Knox and Jackson Knox. 2. Old Mother Boodgery (whistling). 3. Song: Old Mother Boodgery. 4. Old Mother Boodgery (mouth-organ) 5. Green grow the rushes-o (lilting). 6. Old Mother Boodgery (mouth-organ). 7. Conversation: discusses Jackson Knox stopping the music at a dance yet the crowd kept dancing, recalls fiddlers Alf and Alice Cosgrove, how Aboriginal Arthur Widders would step dance to the Cosgrove violin playing. 8. Alf Cosgrove's jig (whistling then partly on mouth-organ). 9. Little old log cabin in the lane (mouth-organ). 10. Song: Another fall of rain (fragment). 11. Conversation: talks of mouth-organ styles among different musicians
Folkloric recording, Alice Doran plays the accordion and discusses local history in the Armidale District, N.S.W by Alice Doran ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
REEL 15/2. Music: - 1. Discussion: Doran speaks of her brother Stan's Busillachio G/G two-row accordion, her ex-husband Ray Doran was a good cross-row player, how she used to play the mouth-organ. 2. Ring the bell watchman (fragment on accordion). 3. Tripping it lightly (fragment on accordion). 4. Starry night for a ramble (fragment on accordion - displays melody by bass substitution). 5. Starry night for a ramble (variation using wrong bass buttons, accompanied by McDonald on violin). 6. Starry night for a ramble (corrected variation as a duet with McDonald). 7. Tripping it lightly (duet with McDonald). 8. Over the waves (fragment on accordion). 9. Pearl Browning's waltz (accordion). 10. Watson's Creek waltz (accordion). 11. Song: Consolation (daughter Beryl whistles and sings)
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe recites, whistling and discusses the music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/39/17. Music: - 1. Conversation: tells the real story of Thunderbolt, Fred Britten and Fred Ward, stories of Jimmy & Joe Governor on the New England Tablelands, recalls a local aboriginal Jacky Nelson, how aboriginals sang in their own language as well as their traditional dancing, discusses convict labour ('lags') in the New England Tableland, cedar-getting in the Gulf, how the Morley family of Backwater cut and carted cedar, how the area was subject to a terrible run of bagmen/swagmen in 1908-1912, discusses the Simpson Station Hut and his views of swagmen generally. 2. Song: With my swag all on my shoulder (also explains the song). 3. Conversation: the difference between bagmen and swagmen. 4. With my swag all on my shoulder (whistling). 5. With my swag all on my shoulder (mouth-organ). 6. Old log cabin in the lane (mouth-organ). 7. Song: Little old log cabin in the lane. 8. Music: Little old log cabin (mouth-organ). 9. Recitation: Little old log cabin (part only)
Folkloric recording: Jim and Ralph Lowe sing, discuss and play on the accordion and the mandolin the folk music and songs of the New England Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/41/30-31. Music: - 1. Bings of music, songs, folklore and local history from throughout the New England Tablelands. Personal papers from some of the informants are available
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings, whistles and discusses the local history of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/39/22. Music: - 1. Unidentified tune (accordion by Tom O'Brien; fragment recorded and replayed by McDonald). 2. Conversation: discusses the craft of wood and bone carving in detail, discusses turkey stones, how Jimmy Baldwin knew the bushranger Thunderbolt, recalls the Moncktons of Bundarra. 3. Step tune (whistling; resembles Fisher's hornpipe). 4. Little log cabin (whistling). 5. The Wooloomooloo (whistles/singing; fragment). 6. Song: Sitting on the stile, Mary (learnt from mother)
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings, whistles and plays on the accordion and mouth-organ the music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/39/24. Music:-1.Coming through the rye (accordion; fragment).2. Wallaby track(accordion). 3. Green grow the rushes-o(accordion).4. Redwing (accordion).5. Red River Valley(accordion).6. Green grows the rushes-o(mouth-organ).7. Old Dan Tucker (mouth-organ).8. Jew's harp (also discusses it).9. Little old log cabin (mouth-organ).10. Conversation: tells the riddle What crawls on four legs in the morning?11. Steve Harte's schottische(medley in 2 different keys;McDonald on accordion, Lowe on mouth-organ).12. Varsovienna(accordion by McDonald). 13. Song:Longford Jail (fragment?).14. Sailor's hornpipe(whistling).15. Conversation:discusses photos from his own collection. 16. Recitation:Beer, beer, glorious beer(toast).17. Home sweet home (mouth organ).18. Napoleon's march on Moscow(mouth-organ; discusses its source).19. Hockhampsburg march on Berlin(whistling).20. Song:2 dying soldiers (learnt from Basil Cosgrove's Uncle Terence). 21. Unidentified tune (whistling).22. Song:Once upon a time there was three jews. 23. Conversation:tells the story of Rudi the religious fanatic, how he carved the model of the Blue Mountain parrot. 24. Villikins & his daughter (mouth organ).25. When you and I are growing old together, dear (mouth-organ).26. Conversation:how he carved his blue box from mudjeribar. 27. Let tune in 6/8 time (whistling)
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe discusses his personal history as well as sings, plays the mouth organ and discusses folk songs and music in the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
TAPE 2720/39/4B. Music: - 1. Song: The lad from Erin's Isle (fragments). 2. Song: We're growing old together (fragments). 3. Song: Only a soldier's wife (learnt from a female cousin in Backwater). 4. Discussion: relates the story of his relatives the Knox family, also the story of how a jealous husband tried to kill his wife's lover but the gun misfired. 5. Buffalo gals (mouth-organ - fragment). 6. Buffalo gals (whistling - fragment). 7. Song: Little brown jug (Chinese version). 8. Buffalo gals (mouth-organ -fragments). 9. Killarney (mouth-organ). 10. Killarney (whistling). 11. Little brown jug (mouth-organ). 12. In here old rocking chair (mouth-organ). 13. Song: Rocking alone in her rocking chair (learnt from a Tex Morton? record). 14. Song: Starry night for a ramble (fragment). 15. Starry night for a ramble (mouth-organ). 16. Song: Wedding of Lockie McGraw (fragments). 17. Sailor's hornpipe (whistling). 18. When you & I were young, Maggie (mouth-organ -fragments). 19. Song: Shepherd's dance (fragment)
Folkloric recording: Sylvester Ellis recites and recalls local history and folklore of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Sylvester Ellis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/23/4B. Conversation: - 1. Explains the story behind his father's recitation, how Dolphy Ellis made up lots of recitations as did many others, Dolphy also recited "Boko" which was not self-composed, tells the sad story behind this recitation, how Herb Kempton would recite a humorous grace at dinner time. 2. Recitation: I saw a ship a-sailing, a sailing on the sea. 3. Talks about Kangaroo Hills as the location for local bushranger Thunderbolt's cave, also speaks of "The Devil's Chimley". 4. Song: The streets of Forbes (one verse by McDonald). 5. Talks about bushrangers including Captain Starlight, recounts the Gatton Murders and their portrayal at the Armidale Waxworks in the early 1890's at which some would faint, the story behind his recitation "The Station muster" which he made with Jack Grange, how he mustered at Ward's Mistake. 6. Recitation: The bullock driver (part only). 7. Tells a joke about bullocks pulling under water, how a bullock driver George Morley sang "The old bullock dray". 8. Recitation: Erin's green shore (fragment). 9. How he had never heard of the Irish famine
Folkloric recording: Jim Lowe sings, recites and plays on the accordion the music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/39/23. Music: - 1. Song: Robert is learning to play on his flute. 2. Bruce Smith's set tune (lilting). 3. Song: parody of Early in the morning. 4. Recitation: Harry Dale the drover (Jim and May Lowe). 5. Parody of Bless 'em all (whistling/singing; fragment). 6. Song: Don't leave your father, boys. 7. Conversation: discusses Mrs. Lena and Jack Jones. 8. Song: And I played me concertina (Mark Rummery). 9. Conversation: discusses the song And I played me concertina. 10. Song: And I played me concertina (fragment; apes another singer's style). 11. Song: Did you see my man? 12. All my granny left me was the old armchair (singing/whistling). 13. Song: I will follow Jesus (fragment). 14. Yankee Doodle (accordion). 15. Home sweet home (accordion). 16. Song: Free from the chain-gang now. 17. Song: Robert is learning to play on his flute. 18. Conversation: how he tried to play his grandmother Hibberd's old bamboo flute. 19. Song: The old maid loves it. 20. Step tune (whistling; variation of Fisher's hornpipe). 21. Soldier's joy (whistling; variation). 22. Fisher's hornpipe (lilting). 23. Song: Paddy McGinty's goat. 24. Conversation: tells a story about a blue-tongue lizard feeding on underground toadstools growing out of a grub's hea, relates a story about wooden grubs
Folkloric recording: Jim and Ralph Lowe sing, recite, whistle, discuss and play on the accordion the folk music and songs of the Guyra Region, N.S.W by Mundell Lowe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
REEL 2720/41/28-29. Music: - 1. Jim Lowe's jig (set tune at 6/8 time; whistling then lilting). 2. The belle of the Blue Ridge (whistling; by Jim and Ralph Lowe). 3. Song: On the trail of the Lonesome Pine. 4. Recitation: We buried Old Bob where the bloodwoods waves (fragment). 5. Song: Be careful of the stones that you throw (Ralph Lowe). 6. Recitation: We buried Old Bob where the bloodwoods wave (R. Lowe). 7. Conversation: discuss Tom Lowe (Ralph's father) and his wife Eliza. 8. Recitation: Dingo Flat (and tells storyy of the song). 9. Recitation: R. Lowe continues with 'Bloodwoods'. 10. Conversation: Kevin Token. 11. Song: Unidentified Chinese song (then whistles it). 12. Set tune (3/4 time; whistling). 13. Schottische (whistling). 14. Song: The coat of faded blue (fragment). 15. Drover's dream (whistling). 16. Conversation: tells a dingo story, dogs vs. dingoes. 17. Song: Starry night for a ramble (fragment). 18. Some tunes (whistling). 19. Song: Ring the bell watchman (fragment). 20. Why did my master sell me (accordion by R. Lowe). 21. Wedding bells (accordion by R. Lowe). 22. Set tune (2/4 time, accordion, learnt from Bill Lawrie Lowe). 23. Starry night. 24. Polka
 
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