Blog: Community

We wish you a Merry Christmas

22. December 2017

Following on from the festivities at Westminster Music Library, here's a snapshot of what music librarians in Cambridge and Huddersfield have been up to.

At Cambridge there was the usual departmental Christmas dinner along with our friends from the Chinese and Japanese departments...

Some of us were attempting to hide.... Sarah is taking the photo, Justin's arm can be spotted to the left. Then clockwise from the left - staff from the Chinese and Japanese department, then Music...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

19. December 2017

Festivities have commenced at Westminster Music Library .

There are drummers drumming...

Ruairi Glasheen and a party of enthusiastic drummers at Westminster Music Library

...pipers (ok, saxophonists, but it's as near as we could get...

An Irish Christmas

8. December 2017

The Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin has a useful catalogue of festive choral music with Irish connections, which can be viewed on its website . Ranging from unison to 8 part voices, and from the easily accessible to the challenging, there's something here for any choir looking for something a little different for its next carol concert. All of the items...

Advent with ITMA

6. December 2017

The canny librarians and archivists at ITMA (Irish Traditional Music Archive) have been busy putting together an Advent Calendar celebrating the music of Ireland. Some great surprises include performances in pubs and in ITMA's very own reading room. There's even an interview with the Zambian Kalingalinga Ceili Band. For earlier "days" go to . The current day can be viewed on ITMA's home page - at the sign...

Rhythm for life – towards better health and well being

15. November 2017

The world is more complicated than ever and life around us seems to move at an ever faster pace, statistics show that anxiety and depression have risen by a third in just over four years – it’s clear that we are facing a significant and growing problem. Discovering new ways to target these issues present great challenges, but also, opportunities. As technology continues to dominate our lives and change our behaviours, research shows there are actions we can take to tackle these issues, one...

Your IAML branch needs you!

13. November 2017

The current Treasurer and General Secretary of IAML (UK & Irl) are due to end their terms of office at the AGM in Edinburgh on 7 April 2018. Both posts are now advertised in the Vacancies section of the website ( ), where you will find job descriptions and contact details if you wish to apply or seek further information.

These senior positions in IAML (UK & Irl)...

LITMUS announcement

7. November 2017

ITMA is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding of over € 187k to host one of the European Commission’s inaugural Marie Curie Society & Enterprise Fellowships. Dr. Lynnsey Weissenberger , a postdoctoral researcher in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University – and a practising Irish traditional musician – joined ITMA in July 2017 to lead the two-year LITMUS project....

On your shelf - An Edith Cavell treasure?

23. October 2017

Edith Cavell.

Nurse Cavell was shot in Brussels in October 1915 for helping 200 allied soldiers out...

"Sing, Belgians, sing!" - Elgar and Belgium

10. October 2017

The Music Library at the Library of Birmingham looks at a "local" composer.......

Simon Rattle exhibition at Barbican Music Library

29. September 2017

To mark Sir Simon Rattle ’s first season as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and to celebrate a career spanning almost half a century, Barbican Music Library is hosting a free exhibition entitled Rattle. It features contributions from his family...