[Sound recording] Mother Machree

Accession Number AWM2018.404.4
Collection type Sound
Measurement 3:05
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description Wav
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Hidden, David
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018-03-23
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris
Description

Recording of the song titled 'Mother Machree', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Composed by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R Ball with lyrics written by Rida Johnston Young. Produced by Chris Latham, with David Hidden as vocalist (baritone) and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Flat Rock Studios, Sydney, on 23 March 2018. The work is performed in the spirit of the time with some changes made for the modern ear.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This is a superb and exquisite song with a beautiful refrain and chorus. It is the perfect song for anyone to sing. It has a lilt and is lovely. It discusses the pure love of a son for his mother without self-consciousness. It has a deep sentiment and there is something very honest about it. It resonates the experience of being away from loved ones during war.'

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