Author Archives: mj263

About mj263

Music Collections Supervisor at Cambridge University Library. Wide musical interests. Often to be found stuck in a composer's archive, or enthusing about antiquarian music.

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present, and is a major research resource for the study of Handel and his contemporaries. Handel was a major benefactor of … Continue reading

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ASWs Past and Future: a personal reflection

My diary tells me that Friday 17th April should have been the first day of the 2020 Annual Study Weekend in Leeds. Planning for the conference had taken more than a year and at the last Conference Committee meeting held … Continue reading

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Preserving our heritage, celebrating our history

Margaret Jones, blog editor for IAML (UK&Irl), asked me some time ago to write a little about the role of IAML Historian, a post to which I was appointed early in 2020. Of course I’m happy to do so. I … Continue reading

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“Music for the Terrified” in Galway!

One of the best things about the “Irl” in our Branch’s name is the opportunity that it gives us to meet our Irish colleagues. So it was with great pleasure that Geoff Thomason and I recently travelled across the Irish … Continue reading

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IAML Annual Study Weekend, April 17-19, 2020, postponed to 2021

As a result of COVID-19 precautions the IAML (UK & Irl) Conference Committee regrets to announce that the 2020 Annual Study Weekend has had to be postponed. It will now take place from 9th – 11th April 2021, at the … Continue reading

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The winner of the 2019 C.B. Oldman Award is announced!

The C.B. Oldman Prize Committee has pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2019 award:  Lawson, C. and Stowell, R. (eds.). The Cambridge encyclopaedia of historical performance in music. (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018). ISBN 9781107108080. Congratulations to the editors – Colin Lawson … Continue reading

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IAML Annual Study Weekend, April 17-19, 2020

As a result of COVID-19 precautions the IAML (UK & Irl) Conference Committee regrets to announce that the 2020 Annual Study Weekend has had to be postponed. It will now take place from 9th – 11th April 2021, at the … Continue reading

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The final shortlist for the 2019 C.B. Oldman Award is announced!

The C.B. Oldman Prize Committee has pleasure in announcing the final shortlist for the 2019 award: Bird, M. (ed.). The wanderer : diaries, 1905-1907 / Edward Elgar. (Rickmansworth, Herts : Elgar Works, 2018). ISBN 9781904856597. Lawson, C. and Stowell, R. (eds). The Cambridge … Continue reading

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Changes to Irish copyright legislation

June 2019 saw the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Provisions Act 2019 being signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. This Act amended the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, and introduces some of the recommendations made by the … Continue reading

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News from CILIP

Earlier this year CILIP announced the launch of the “Working Internationally” project. The two year Arts Council funded project aims to promote relevant, accessible and valuable international collaboration for public libraries in England. The programme runs from May 2019 to … Continue reading

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