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.

‘It’s (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ at Barbican Music Library

This exhibition showcases the music photography of Mark Allan, who has spent over 30 years in the music and entertainment photography business. David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, and Jay-Z are just some of the leading performers … Continue reading

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Excellence Abounds

IAML (UK & Irl) celebrated both institutional and individual excellence at the Excellence Awards ceremony held at College Court, Leicester on Sunday 14th April 2019. The Excellence Awards are presented every three years and acknowledge activity in music libraries which … Continue reading

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Bursary report

In the latest of a series of blogs about the recent ASW. An insight into a maiden ASW from Masters student, Kirsty Morgan… Having received the Music Library Trust bursary, I was very lucky and pleased to be able to … Continue reading

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IAML ANNUAL STUDY WEEKEND – THOUGHTS FROM LEICESTER

On a sunny Friday afternoon, Kate and I set off from Cambridge for College Court, Leicester for the IAML Annual Study Weekend.  It was a great chance to meet other colleagues working in music libraries and to put some faces … Continue reading

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The ASW in a nutshell

I was so sorry not to get to the ASW this year. Luckily we had a team of excellent Twitterati who kept us fully informed of events. If you would like to know more search for #IAMLASW or browse @IAML_UK_IRL on Twitter. … Continue reading

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Exam season at Kilburn

Twelve students of the Lucica Trita London Violin Academy came to the Kilburn Library Centre (part of Camden Libraries), to perform their Grade Examination pieces for Library users on Saturday March 9th. As well as solo performances, the concert concluded … Continue reading

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From Berlioz with love

The 8th March is the 150th anniversary of the death of the famous French composer Hector Berlioz. In this letter, in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, Berlioz sends apologies to the flautist Jules-Antoine Demeur (husband of one of Berlioz’ favourite … Continue reading

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