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Manchester celebrates World Music Day

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World Music Day in Manchester Central Library

21st June 2017

World Music Day, or as is it known in France, Fete de la Musique ...

Making Music 2018

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Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018 , on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations....

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Libraries Reaching out to Distance Learners

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At this year’s IAML UK and Ireland Annual Study Weekend, I agreed to offer a ‘quick-fire’ session about a project that I carried out in 2017, investigating the provision of library instruction and support to distance-learners. It’s something I undertook as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in...

Say it with Music – exhibition celebrates the people and places that have shaped jazz

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An exhibition – Say it with Music – is being held at The Forum, Southend in May as the culmination of the National Jazz Archive Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It explores how...

Make Music Day 2017 at Westminster Music Library

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Smiles on Make Music Day UK 2017

It all started 35 years ago in France...

In 1982, staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical...

The Big Friendly…..Music

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It’s The Summer Reading Challenge again, and Westminster Music Library does not like being left out, but what could we do to inspire our Summer Reading Challenge participants that would embrace this years’ theme – The Big Friendly Read ? We love reading, we love music, and we like to celebrate all things musical in a big and friendly way, so how about some giant size compositional creativity?

Your orchestra needs you!

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One of the things we can be justly proud of is our rich culture of amateur orchestras and choral societies. From the smallest villages to the largest cities, these bring music to audiences throughout the year. Where do they source their performance material? From music...

“A very great master of music”

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This was the headline grabbing news in The Post Boy for the 26 th November 1695 on the death of composer Henry Purcell. Recognised as one of the greatest English composers, Purcell was universally mourned. But we wanted to celebrate his musical achievements rather than lament his death, not only...

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