Scott, Alan (1930-1995)

Also known as
Scott, Alan
Field of activity
musician; folk musician; folklorist; collector; instrumentalist; mouth organist; accordionist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-618772

Biographies

Pioneer folklore collector and performer Alan Scott developed an interest in folklore at the age of twenty while living in Queensland. He was not born into a musical family, though he and his older brother Bill Scott are both regarded as two of Australia's most esteemed folk musicians and folklore collectors. Alan Scott was a renowned singer and multi-instrumentalist. In his youth he taught himself to play the concertina, tin whistle, recorder and mouth organ by ear. In 1954 Scott travelled to Sydney where he met the eminent Australian folklore collector John Meredith and other members of the bush music revival of the 1950s. During the same year he joined Australia's first bush band the Bushwhackers. The band became successful after their appearance in the Sydney New Theatre production of the Australian folk musical Reedy River. During the same period he became a founding member and secretary of the Australian Folklore Society and the Sydney Bush Music Club. In 1956 Alan Scott assisted the Bush Music Club in publishing its journal Singabout for which he was a regular contributor and editor. Scott began collecting folklore with John Meredith in the early 1950s and started to collect independently throughout NSW five years later. Among the first musicians Scott recorded was the singer Duke Tritton, one of Australia's finest traditional singers. A compilation of material collected by Scott was published in 1971 by the Bush Music Club under the title A Collector's Songbook and throughout his career he published numerous articles for various folklore magazines and journals. From 1987 to 1991 Scott was a member of the Australian Folk Trust committee. He continued to sing and perform throughout his life and some of the recordings he has appeared on include Drover's Dream (1955) with The Bushwhackers, Bush Music Club (1958), Dinky Di (1964), Native Mate (1988) for UNESCO's Folk Songs of Asia and the Pacific, and Battler's Ballad (1991).

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  1. Alan Scott interviewed by Kevin Bradley
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 123,932.008)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 123,932.008)

  2. Alan Scott interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
    View online
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    Alan Scott interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 102,960.844)

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  3. Alan Scott and Gay Scott interviewed by Mark Cranfield
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96,086.867)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96,086.867)

  4. Alan Scott interviewed by Chris Sullivan for the Chris Sullivan folklore collection
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 93,123.648)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 93,123.648)

  5. Gay Scott, Alan Scott and John Meredith interviewed by Anne O'Connor for the Transfer of Irish folk tradition to Australia collection
    Scott, Gay, 1930-2013
    [ Sound : 1985 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,231.012)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,231.012)

  6. Sid Funnell interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Funnell, Sid
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,743.969)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,743.969)

  7. Hazel Jeffrey interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Jeffrey, Hazel
    [ Sound : 1985 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,595.531)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,595.531)

  8. Mahala Klumpp interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Klumpp, Mahala
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,587.988)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,587.988)

  9. Ray Nelson interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Nelson, Ray
    [ Sound : 1970 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,570.824)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,570.824)

  10. Bill Marshall interviewed by Alan Scott in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Marshall, William
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,479.02)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,479.02)

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  1. Alan Scott interviewed by Kevin Bradley
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 124,106.344)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 124,106.344)

  2. Alan Scott interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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    At National Library
    Alan Scott interviewed by Rob Willis for the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 102,797.648)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 102,797.648)

  3. Alan Scott and Gay Scott interviewed by Mark Cranfield
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95,834.008)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95,834.008)

  4. Alan Scott interviewed by Chris Sullivan for the Chris Sullivan folklore collection
    Scott, Alan, 1930-1995
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,829.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,829.562)

  5. Gay Scott, Alan Scott and John Meredith interviewed by Anne O'Connor for the Transfer of Irish folk tradition to Australia collection
    Scott, Gay, 1930-2013
    [ Sound : 1985 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,856.398)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 64,856.398)

  6. Portrait of Alan Scott, approximately 1985 / A. Tait
    Tait, A
    [ Art work : 1985 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,965.32)

  7. Portrait of Alan Scott, Balmoral Village, New South Wales
    Meredith, John, 1920-2001
    [ Photograph : 1986 ]
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    Portrait of Alan Scott, Balmoral Village, New South Wales
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,550.758)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,550.758)

  8. Portrait of Duke Tritton and Alan Scott at Mudgee New South Wales
    Meredith, John, 1920-2001
    [ Photograph : 1956 ]
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    At National Library
    Portrait of Duke Tritton and Alan Scott at Mudgee New South Wales
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,062.879)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,062.879)

  9. [Alan Scott, at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, 1995] Robert Guth
    Guth, Robert Ern-Yuan
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,915.43)

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  10. The Bushwhackers advertising the Banjo Paterson Festival at Lake Canobolas, Orange, New South Wales, ca. 1960 / Rural Press Limited
    Rural Press Ltd. (North Richmond, N.S.W.)
    [ Photograph : 1960 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
    The Bushwhackers advertising the Banjo Paterson Festival at Lake Canobolas, Orange, New South Wales, ca. 1960 / Rural Press Limited
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,330.777)

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  1. Scott, Bill (1923-)
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  2. Scott, Alan (1956-)
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  1. I. Alan Malcolm Scott, the liquidator of TEAMS CITY NOMINEES PTY LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION) seek
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    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... I. Alan Malcolm Scott, the liquidator of TEAMS CITY NOMINEES PTY LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION) seek to ... necessary details to enable the liquidator to verify each claim. A. M. SCOTT Liquidator c/- Deloitte Ross ... 116 words
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  2. ALAN CROOK ELECTRICAL CO. PTY. LIMITED.—Notice
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 16 May 1947 [Issue No.58] p 1171

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... —Certificate No. A87, 200 shares, Nos. 55,005-55,204 inclusive. By Order of the Board, ALAN M. SCOTT, Secretary ... ALAN CROOK ELECTRICAL CO. PTY. LIMITED—Notice is hereby given that it is tiie intention ot the ... 75 words
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  3. NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim upon the estate of ROBERT ALAN SCOTT, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 21 February 1986 [Issue No.34] p 871

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    ... ALAN SCOTT, late of West Pennant Hills, in the State of New South Wales, retired, who died on 5th June ... 119 words
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  1. Portrait of Duke Tritton and Alan S ...
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    [ Photograph : 1956 ]
    Portrait of Duke Tritton and Alan Scott at Mudgee New South Wales
  2. Portrait of Alan Scott, Balmoral Vi ...
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    [ Photograph : 1986 ]
    Portrait of Alan Scott, Balmoral Village, New South Wales
  3. Portrait of Alan Scott, approximate ...
    Tait, A
    [ Art work : 1985 ]
  4. [Alan Scott, at the National Folk F ...
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    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
  5. The Bushwhackers at Dame Mary Gilmo ...
    [ Photograph : 1955 ]
    The Bushwhackers at Dame Mary Gilmore's ninetieth birthday, 1955 [1]
  6. The Bushwhackers at the Smith Famil ...
    [ Photograph : 1955 ]
    The Bushwhackers at the Smith Family event, Sydney Showground, ca. 1955
  1. Family maps of Scott County, Arkansas : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more / by Gregory A. Boyd
    Boyd, Gregory A. (Gregory Alan), 1960-
    [ Map, Book : 2005 ]
    Family maps of Scott County, Arkansas : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more / by Gregory A. Boyd
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  2. Family maps of Scott County, Indiana : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more / by Gregory A. Boyd
    Boyd, Gregory A. (Gregory Alan), 1960-
    [ Map, Book : 2005 ]
    Family maps of Scott County, Indiana : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more / by Gregory A. Boyd
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 174.506)

  3. Map of Norristown, Pennsylvania : from actual surveys and official records / by Alan W. Corson C.E., surveyor
    Corson, Alan W.
    [ Map : 1889 ]
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  1. Alan Stanley Diggins
    Alan Stanley Diggins
    Created by don.nicolson, 104 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 210.299)

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  2. BOYD-HERIOT files
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    Created by Jann.Gallen, 107 items.

    Alan Scott BOYD and Nancy Isabel Mary HERIOT, d/o Dr Stuart Heriot

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167.415)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 167.415)

  3. MERRITT, William Henry (1872-1966)
    MERRITT, William Henry (1872-1966)
    Created by judy.rochow, 60 items.

    Yarram, VicTarraville, VicBridgetown, WAPerth, WABalingup, WABunbury, WAm 1897 Celia Mary SCOTTchn:Ivy CeceliaJackWilfred EdwardEdith MayHar...

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.05)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.05)

  1. Scott, Alan, NX22955
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 2017 ]
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    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    Scott, Alan, NX22955
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 673.986)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 673.986)

  2. Scott, A E (Alan Ernast), NX44305
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 2017 ]
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    Scott, A E (Alan Ernast), NX44305
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 485.934)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 485.934)

  3. [Biographical cuttings on Alan Scott, Reverend, Baptist minister, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 389.117)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 389.117)

  1. Keys : the music of Scott Alan
    Alan, Scott, 1978-
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
    At Edith Cowan Uni
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 477.307)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 477.307)

  2. John Meredith and Alan Scott interviewed by Bill Scott in Goulburn CAE folklore field recordings collection
    Meredith, John, 1920-2001
    [ Sound : 1978 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 464.946)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 464.946)

  3. Don "Ulabri" Nash interviewed by Alan Scott and Kevin Baker in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Nash, Don
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 424.246)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 424.246)

  4. John Ferguson interviewed by Keast Burke in Alan Scott folklore collection
    Ferguson, John Alexander, 1881-1969
    [ Sound : 1965 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 410.398)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 410.398)

  1. Alan Scott
    Minchin, Nick; Liberal Party of Australia
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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    Alan Scott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 637.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 637.859)

  2. Alan Humphrey Scott
    [ Article ]
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    At Hornsby Shire LIS
    Alan Humphrey Scott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 556.767)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 556.767)

  3. Alan Humphrey Scott
    Karen Richardson
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    Alan Humphrey Scott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 554.032)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 554.032)

  4. Alan Humphrey Scott
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    Alan Humphrey Scott
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  1. William Scott : paintings / edited with an introduction by Alan Bowness ; with contributions by Michel Ragon and Werner Schmalenbach
    Scott, William, 1913-
    [ Book : 1964-1965 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
    At 18 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 517.459)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 517.459)

  2. Community support in a crisis - fact or fiction : Alan J. Scott
    Scott, Alan J
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 515.496)

  3. Alan Moorehead : a rediscovery / Ann Moyal
    Moyal, Ann (Ann Mozley), 1926-
    [ Government publication, Book, Archived website : 2005 ]
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    At 40 libraries
    Alan Moorehead : a rediscovery / Ann Moyal
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 472.108)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 472.108)

  4. William Scott : drawings / edited by Lou Klepac ; with a foreword by Alan Bowness and an introduction by William Scott
    Scott, William, 1913-q989
    [ Book : 1975 ]
    At 9 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 451.446)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 451.446)

  1. ALAN SCOTT'S DEATH
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Thursday 28 December 1939 p 4 Article
    ... ALAN SCOTT'S DEATH Alan Scott, former New South Wales and Australian amateur road cycling champion ... , who was fatally injured in an accident at Noumea last week, was 21 years of age. Scott visited ... 52 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,162.586)

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  2. Alan Scott Now Professional
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 13 September 1939 p 9 Article
    ... Alan Scott Now Professional PROFESSIONAL cycling in Sydney 1 gathered In a great convert ill Alan ... rearrangement of the Sydney six-day teams to citable him to pair with Alan Scott. With the Olympiad off, Porter ... 186 words
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  3. SERGEANT ALAN R. SCOTT.
    The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918) Saturday 18 May 1918 p 4 Article
    ... SERGEANT ALAN R. SCOTT Mr J. W. Scott has received an official message confirming the news of the ... death of his son, Alan, at the Front. No par-ticulars were given. The report read: Sergt A. R. Scott ... 227 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,155.347)

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