Skip to Content
00:00 of 00:00

More Info →Country Dances - oral interview

Interview with Vallis Peet, Dennis Quinn and Bruce Withell, about dances at Newbury Hall near Palmerston North, in the 1950s.

Summary of interview

0.00 - Recording details and introductions

0.35 – What sort of dances did they have? (Bruce, then Dennis)

2.37 – Vallis describing who went, who ran them, refreshments, etc., how many attended.

4.44 – Bruce on behaviour of boys and girls, the “supper waltz”

7.45 – “courting in those days”

9.13 – paying for entry

9.44 - alcohol, none within 3 miles of a dance, but…

12.12 – smoking

12.37 – clothes

13.57 – hairstyles

15.00 – type of dances and music

16.32 – Johnny Devlin

18.52 – waltzes, etc., learning in primary school

20.07 – “Ladies’ choice”, “excuse me” dances

20.38 – difference between country and city dances

21.35 – religious sensitivities

22.18 – lighting

23.35 – were they chaperoned?

Identification

Object type
Audio
Digitisation ID
2016BD_DigitalMaster-Audio_013324
Title
Country Dances - oral interview
Format
Other
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive
License
cc-by-nc

Creation

Created By
Date
February 21, 2012

Object rights

Taxonomy

Community Tags

Report a problem

User comments