Irish-Australian Accordion: Interview and recording with Chris Healey, 13 July 1983
mediaposted on 06.10.2020, 06:57 by Graeme Smith
field recording: Graeme Smith interviewing and recording Chris Healey.
Australia, 13 July 1983. Cassette tape. Side A: Interview. Side B: Interview
with recordings of accordion playing.|
'Born Loughrae, co Galway, 1933. Family keen on Irish music and ancing, hold house parties. Started ot play melodeon form age 17. Emigrated to England 1954. Emigrates to Australia 1960. Discusses the personal and social dislocation of emigration. Starts to play again in Melbourne with formation of CCE in 1970s. Plays in social occasions, subsequently from 1990s has been active in Irish session scene.'
Notes sent to MAMU by Graeme Smith in July 2020.