2007, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Christy Cooney interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob Willis folklore collection [sound recording]. Cooney, Christy. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 2 sound files.
Published
  • 2007.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Christy Cooney interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob Willis folklore collection.
Creator
  • Cooney, Christy. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Willis, Rob, 1944- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2007.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 2 sound files.
Series
Part Of
  • Rob Willis folklore collection
Subjects
Summary
  • Folkloric recording. Christy Cooney talks about his parents; his grandfather being a musical; his siblings; hearing Ceilidh music as a child; his schooling; joining the tin whistle band; his influence of bands and musicians; The Dubliners; Clancy Bros; Irish influences; meeting Lou Kelly; The Cobbers; The Dubliners; John Sheahan; Finbar Furey; leaving school; folk group the 'Press Gang'; sharing of songs and ballads; being encouraged to play 5 string banjo; his interest in all types of music; re-arranging Australian songs; Cobbers were attractive to promoters; Reading Rock Festival; arriving in Australia (1967); first song sung at folk club; John Armstrong.
  • Cooney talks about formation of the band 'Cobbers'; Peter Parkhill; Finbar and Eddie Furey; Sweet Sixteen tour; support act for Fureys tour in Victoria; Peggy Seeger; playing with the 'Cobbers'; spending time researching material and arranging songs; Cobbers tours; meeting other musicians; resourcing material for the 'Cobbers'; Bushwackers; Dobe Newton; leaving 'Cobbers'; getting back together for Maity's Benefit Concert; life on road with the 'Cobbers'; TV shows; Cobbers influence on other bands; Jim Buchannan; Dave De Hugard; National Folk Festival; Cobbers' Dances; life after the Cobber's; Dave Mulhallen; forming band 'Travelling Wallabies'; touring in U.K.; becoming a part time musician; working as a teacher in a trade school; playing in band 'Riley's Boot'; forming band 'Celtic Storm'; awards received; how music is an important part of his life.
Contents
  • Tells stories about: His grandfather
  • playing with the Dubliners
  • touring and albums
  • Sean Connery (actor)
Biography
  • Christy Cooney born in Cromlin, Dublin, was strongly influenced by his parents love of Irish music. Christy came to Australia in 1967 and became part of the Melbourne folk scene playing with many groups and finally becoming a long time member of the Cobbers band.
Notes
  • Recorded by Olya Willis.
  • Recorded on July 2, 2007 at Kalorama, Vic.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-221005118.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (3 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 55 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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