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Collection Title
Léon Goossens: Provinces M-N (1926-1977)
Concert programmes for provincial programmes given in places beginning "M" to "N".

Macclesfield: Adlington halls (11/5/63-6/7/63 (1 collective programme for multiple concerts; 1 individual programme): Goossens concert 22/6/63); Gawsworth hall (leaflet about hall); King’s school (16/10/43, 16/2/46, 14/2/48, 1951-1952 (1 series programme; 1 programme for 10/11/51): Macclesfield friends of music; 15/5/66); various venues, Macclesfield musical festival (competitive music festival) (8/10/49, 13/10/49-15/10/49); various venues, Macclesfield arts festival (9/7/72-30/7/72).
Machynlleth: venue unknown, Machynlleth music club (27/2/70).
Madley: Parish church (21/6/68: Madley festival).
Maidstone: venue unknown, Maidstone orchestral society (8/12/54 (2 copies); 6/5/67: Maidstone symphony orchestra); venue unknown, Maidstone music club (3/12/45).
Maldon: Jubilee hall (11/10/55: Maldon music club).
Malvern: Abbey school (29/9/56); Lawnside (12/2/55); Malvern college (2/11/47: Malvern male voice choir); Malvern girls’ college (16/3/57; 20/11/65; 20/3, year unknown); Winter gardens (23/7/33: Malvern festival concerts; 14/12/54: Malvern musical society; Malvern male voice choir); Malvern festival (23/5/77-12/6/77: Goossens concert 4/6/77 in Winter gardens).
Manchester: Albert hall (29/1/47 and 30/1/47: Liverpool philharmonic orchestra; 4/2/48 and 5/2/48: Hallé orchestra; 27/3/56: Manchester Tuesday mid-day concerts); Forum hall , Wythenshawe (3/12/73: Forum music society); Free trade hall (20/2/36: Hallé concerts society); Houldsworth hall, Deansgate (11/11/47, 12/10/48, 5/12/50, 15/1/52, 24/3/53, 15/9/53, 22/2/55: Manchester Tuesday mid-day concerts); Northern school of music (27/1/65; 25/7/66-28/7/66); Reynold theatre, UMIST (1967-1968 (season brochure, including listings for some concerts outside of Manchester), 23/10/67: Manchester Mozart orchestra society; Manchester Mozart orchestra); St. Ann’s church (6/5/53: Manchester Bach choir); multiple venues, Northern school of music (multiple dates, no year; possibly cancelled).
Mansfield: Civic theatre (15/10/68: English sinfonia).
Margate: Winter gardens (Sunday 7/8, year unknown: Boyd Neel orchestra).
Marlborough: Marlborough college? (25/2/45, 23/11/47, 11/2/62: Marlborough college subscription concerts).
Marple: Marple hall grammar school for boys (18/7/66); Regent cinema (1/3/53: Marple people’s arts group).
Maryport: Presbyterian schoolroom (5/4/50: Maryport music and arts society); venue unknown, Maryport music and arts society (30/9/55: Lemare orchestra).
Matlock: Tawney house (5/1/73: Matlock music society).
Melksham: Melksham house (12/6/47, 19/10/49, Thursday 30/9 unknown year: Melksham music club).
Merthyr Tydfil: St. David’s church (unknown date); Miners hall (7/12/44: Merthyr music club).
Midhurst: County modern school (14/6/52: Southern orchestral concert society); Secondary modern school (26/4/58: Southern orchestral concert society).
Milngavie: Parish church hall (18/10/51-20/10/51: Festival; Milgavnie music club; Goossens concert 20/10/51; 23/1/53: Milngavie music club).
Milton: City of Portsmouth training college (4/3/61: Lyric string orchestra).
Milton Keynes: venue unknown (27/5/74 (letter (dated 27/4/74) and music list, by Goossens)).
Minehead: Regal ballroom (30/3/44: West Somerset music club).
Monkton combe: Monkton combe school (39/11/53).
Monmouth: Monmouth school for girls (14/2/36; 17/11/38); Monmouth school hall (21/10/66 (annotated programme): Merlin music society).
Moresby: Sir Nicholas Sekers theatre (15/3/75 to 12/4/75, Goossens concert 12/4/75); Theatre at Rosehill (Sunday 4/12 and Monday 5/12, year unknown).
Mountain ash: unknown venue (11/1/51).
Nairn: Public hall (31/8/47).
Newark: Parish church (16/11/68: London Mozart players); Technical college (5/3/47: Newark-on-Trent music club).
Newbury: Corn exchange (29/3/39: Newbury and district musical festival; 10/5/44: Newbury musical festival; Newbury string players; 14/2/71: Newbury string players); Downe house (27/1/50? (correspondence between the headmistress of the school and Goossens including a music list)); Lecture hall (3/10/30-14/11/30, Goossens concert on 14/11/30); Newbury parish church (21/1/61: Newbury string players).
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: City hall (13/3/71; 15/6/74: New Tyneside orchestra; Wednesday 10/3, year unknown: Newcastle philharmonic orchestra); Grand assembly rooms (25/2/26: Chamber music society); Guildhall, Sandhill (20/3/69: Chamber music society); King’s hall, King’s college (16/2/57, 12/11/60: Newcastle Bach choir and orchestra; Newcastle upon Tyne Bach choir society); Municipal hall (29/11/34: Newcastle male voice glee union; 5/3/51); Old assembly rooms (15/1/31, 19/1/33, 18/11/48, 16/2/56, 16/12/65: Chamber music society); unknown venue, Newcastle upon Tyne concert society (1/2/45); unknown venue, British music society (26/11/38).
Newport music: Little theatre and arts centre (9/10/67: Newport music club); Priory girls’ school (9/11/61: Newport arts association).
Newquay: Cosy Nook (Saturday 18/2, year unknown: Newquay society of arts).
Newton abbot: Multiple venues, Newton abbot and district society of arts (season brochure 1956-1957; concert programme for Goossens concert 7/3/57 in St. Mary’s hall).
Newtown: Regent cinema (10/10/48: Newtown music club).
North Shields: unknown venue (25/3/76).
Northampton: Carnegie hall, public library (5/2/44; 5/12/46: Northampton industrial music club); Church of All saints (1/7/77 (letter from Goossens to pianist, including music list)); Guildhall (11/3/71: Northampton symphony orchestra).
Northwood: Unknown locations and multiple locations, Northwood music club (season brochures: 1936-1937 (3 copies), Goossens concert 2/3/37; 1938-1939, Goossens concert 18/10/38; 1949-1950, Goossens concert 21/2/50; 1953-1954, Goossens concert 13/10/53; individual programme: 8/10/68).
Norwich: Assembly house (29/1/55: Norfolk and Norwich music club); Castle museum (6/3/43); Maddermarket theatre (30/11/46); St. Andrew’s hall (25/4/59: BBC symphony orchestra); Theatre royal (1/10/44: Norwich philharmonic society; Boyd Neel string orchestra).
Nottingham: Albert hall (12/2/44, 6/3/44: Music club, Nottingham; Boyd Neel string orchestra; 25/1/50 at 14:45, 25/1/50 at 6:30 (partially different programmes): Nottingham harmonic society; Junior harmonic orchestra; 19/2/53 (2 copies): Boyd Neel string orchestra; 7/3/56: Nottingham harmonic society; Junior harmonic orchestra; 31/10/58; Friday 12/11 year unknown: Nottingham charity subscription concerts; Wednesday 7/3 year unknown: Nottingham junior harmonic orchestra); Blue triangle hall (4/10/41: Music club, Nottingham); Broad street, Concert hall (14/6/76: Nottingham festival); Nottingham Playhouse (9/7/67: Midland sinfonia; 22/6/73: Nottingham playhouse holiday time festival); St. Nicholas church (unknown date: St. Nicholas orchestra); University college (16/10/30: Music club, Nottingham); YMCA (14/2/52: Music club, Nottingham); unknown venue, Nottingham industrial music club (16/11/48); unknown venue, Music club, Nottingham (31/1/35)

Organised alphabetically by place name, then alphabetically by venue name, then chronologically.
Date range of collection
1926 - 1977
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