Author Archives: Kate

To the lighthouse : more music of the sea

With songs to do with the sea still fresh in my mind after last week’s post, a reader enquiry about a particular song in the MusiCB3 collections brought Grace Darling (A1892.226) to my attention. This song by Felix McGlennon tells the story of … Continue reading

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‘Impossible ships in impracticable positions’ : Sea songs at the UL

One afternoon in late December, the conversation at MusiCB3 turned to ships and sea songs. It was Margaret’s Christmas post (which looked at some of the nautical aspects of Christmas stories, such as Sinterklaas arriving in the Netherlands by boat) … Continue reading

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Shirley we can’t be serious… New films at the Pendlebury

Thanks to a new course on film music beginning in January, we have added lots of new DVDs to Pendlebury stock in the last few weeks. Scroll down for a taster!

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A Musical Halloween

  It doesn’t do to linger around MusiCB3 on a dark night. The labyrinth beneath the Anderson Room is home to witches, spirits, and unusually musical skeletons, and many unwary travellers have fallen foul of the long winding underground passageways … Continue reading

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Meet… Robert Leonard

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been?  I worked in Queens’ College library during the summer for several years when I was in school and worked in the library at the Isaac Newton Institute.

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Sherlock Holmes’ music

Sherlock Holmes is approaching his 130th birthday. The first instalment of A Study in Scarlet, in which Holmes and Watson meet, was published in the 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Since Conan Doyle’s violin-playing detective is often to be found attending … Continue reading

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Meet… Catherine Taylor

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? As part of my YTS Training Scheme, I was given a work placement in the library at Lion Yard. I also worked in the library of Cambridge College of Further Education (now Cambridge … Continue reading

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