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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1946)
A collection of one box/two boxes of programmes from the McCann collection, from 19**. The collection contains programmes from concerts given in the United Kingdom. The programmes were collected by the concert agent Norman McCann (1920-1999).

The contents of the collection are as follows:

Royal Albert Hall – 61 programmes; 4 prospectuses
The collection includes three prospectuses (two annotated; one without annotations) and 12 programmes from Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

There is one prospectus and six programmes from a Delius festival – entitled “Frederick Delius: a Festival of his works …”. This was held at the Royal Albert Hall and Central Hall, Westminster, in October to December, 1946.

Other London venues:
Royal Opera House (5); Saville Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue; Chelsea Town Hall (2); India House; Westminster Abbey; Lewisham Town Hall; Chiswick Empire; R.A. Theatre, Woolwich; Concert Hall, Broadcasting House; Southwark Cathedral; Wigmore Hall (2); Central Hall, Tooting; Islington Central Hall, Drayton Park (6); Oratory, South Kensington; King’s Theatre, Hammersmith; People’s Palace (3); Golders Green Hippodrome; Kingsway Hall (3); Finsbury Park, Open Air Theatre (2); Violoncello Club (34, Nottingham Place, W1); Kingston Empire; Archway Central Hall (2); Stoll Theatre (2); National Gallery (11); Civic Hall, Croydon (6); Davis Theatre, Croydon (6); Salle Erand, Great Marlborough Street; Cambridge Theatre (4); William III Orangery, Hampton Court Palace; Town Hall, Walthamstow; Central Hall, Westminster (4); Conway Hall, Holborn.

Provincial venues:
Usher Hall, Edinburgh (13); Central Hall, Newport; Music Hall, Aberdeen; Village Hall, Orpington (7); Empire Theatre, Cardiff; Guildhall, Cambridge; Brangwyn Hall, Swansea; Assembly Hall, Belfast; Town Hall, Leeds; St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow; Winter Garden, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne (2); Town Hall, Huddersfield; Canteen, Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company [Gloucester]; Municipal Hall, Epsom (3); St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich; Concert Hall, Huntley; Volunteer Hall, Galashiels; De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; King’s Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester (2); Co-operative Hall, Peterborough; Town Hall, Wednesbury; City Hall, Sheffield (5); Workmen’s Hall Cinema, Tredegar; Albert Hall, Stirling; Empire Theatre, Burnley; Adam Smith Hall, Kirkcaldy; Pavilion, Bournemouth (5); Albert Hall, Manchester; Methodist Church [Mansfield]; Witney Social Centre; Riviera Cinema, Teignmouth; Regal Cinema, Redruth; Buxton Pavilion Gardens; Odeon Theatre, Luton; Pavilion, Bath; Rialto Cinema, York (4); Ulster Hall, Belfast; Central Hall, Bristol; Eastbrook Hall, Bradford (2); De Montford Hall, Leicester; New Drill Hall, Wellingborough; Western Theatre, Methil; Co-operative Hall, King Street, Oldham; Tabernacle Chapel, Llanelly; Corn Exchange, Bedford; Victoria Hall, Hanley; Barber Institute of Fine Arts; Gothenburg Hall, Kelty; Chappel of Ease of Saint George, Deal; Queens Hall, Hayes; Town Hall, Watford (2); Albert Hall, Nottingham (5); Town Hall, Birmingham (8).

There are two programmes from tours by soloists, where the programme covers multiple venues. There is a programme from a BBC Light Programme. There are four programmes from programmes where a venue is specified, but the venue name is generic and no town or city is identified. There are six programmes from unspecified venues.
Date range of collection
1946 - 1946
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
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020 7873 7443
020 7873 7374
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11.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday 12.00pm - 4.00pm Weekends
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council