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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leith Town Hall and Other Venues (1835-1989)
Unique Identifier
Box 27
Concert Programmes Leith Town Hall and Other Venues: 1 box (1835-1989)
Collection of ca. 50 miscellaneous programmes, handbills, flyers, and posters (some of which are handmade), from several Leith (Edinburgh) venues. Very few actual programmes in the collection. Performances of chamber music (particularly vocal and instrumental recitals), opera, and choral music.

Venues represented:
Leith Town Hall
Assembly Rooms, Leith
North Leith Parish Church
Leith Theatre

Highlights of the collection include:
Notice of a concert to be promoted by the Leith Philharmonic and Edinburgh St. Cecilia Societies, with several vocal and instrumental performers: Assembly Room, Leith (1836)
Grand concert promoted by the Leith Philharmonic Society with a range of performers: Assembly Room, Leith (1/4/1835)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Roderick Brydon with James Galway (flute): Leith Theatre (8/3/77)
Julian Bream (lute and guitar) and John Williams (guitar): Leith Theatre (17/1/77)
Scottish Early Music Consort, directed by Christopher Field: Leith Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival (21/8/88)
Date range of collection
1835 - 1989
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
This collection is about

Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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0131 225 5584
0131 225 8783 
Visiting Information
Mon-Thur 10.00-20.00 Fri 10.00-17.00 Sat 09.00- 13.00 For reprographic services, book reservations and overdue items from lending departments.
Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
Collections Overview
Special collection on Edinburgh Festival 1947 to date
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council