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Collection Description

Collection Title
McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1948)
A collection of two boxes of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1948. 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 – 71 programmes; 3 prospectuses
The collection includes ten programmes and two prospectuses from the Henry Wood Promenade concerts.

Other London venues:
People’s Palace; Chelsea Town Hall; Kensal Rise Methodist Church; St. Paul’s Cathedral; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; St. Pancras Town Hall; Town Hall, Acton; Caxton Hall, Westminster (2); Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate; Harringay Arena (8 programmes; 1 prospectus – all from London Music Festival); Kensington Town Hall; Civic Hall, Croydon (2); R.B.A. Galleries, Pall Mall; St. Mary’s Hospital Library; Royal Opera House (3); 70 Grosvenor Street (2); Central Hall, Westminster (4); St. John’s, East Dulwich; Town Hall, Wembley; Assembly Hall, Walthamstow (3); Kingsway Hall; Davis Theatre, Croydon; Wigmore Hall (2); Friends’ Meeting House, Purley.


Usher Hall – 16 programmes
The majority (12) of these programmes are from concerts given by the Scottish Orchestra, under the auspices of the Edinburgh Concert Society.

Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama – 2 prospectuses; 10 programmes.
One prospectus contains press cuttings.

Other provincial venues:
Civic Hall, Orpington (5); Town Hall, Watford; Pier Pavilion, Felixstowe; Central Hall, Newport (3); Bournemouth Pavilion (20 programmes); Empire Theatre, Cardiff; Assembly Hall, Worthing; Municipal Hall, Epsom; Dome, Brighton; High Church Hall, Elgin; Cheltenham Ladies’ College; Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies' College; Large Theatre, Birmingham and Midland Institute; St. Mark’s, Woodcote; Guildhall, Cambridge (3); Royal Hall, Harrogate (2); Tabernacle, Ffairfach [Llandilo]; Eastbrook Hall, Bradford; Town Hall, West Bromwich; Town Hall, Cheltenham (2); Workmen’s Hall, Blaenavon; Civic Hall, Wolverhampton; Botleys Concert Hall, Chertsey; City Hall, Newcastle; Central Hall, Edmonton; Guildhall, Swansea; Methodist Hall, Swanage; Empire Theatre, York; Town Hall, Birmingham (2); St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow; Social Centre, Witney; City Hall, Sheffield; Odeon Theatre, Southend-on-Sea; Albert Hall, Nottingham (2); King’s Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester; Public Hall, Barrow-in-Furness; Playhouse, Wakefield; Rialto Cinema, York; Taylor Institute, Oxford; Cheam Baths Hall; Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (3).

There are also prospectuses from the following provincial festivals: Aldeburgh Festival; Cheltenham Festival; Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

There are two programmes from tours by soloists; there are 13 programmes from concerts that took place in unspecified venues. These include four programmes from lunch-time concerts organised by EDAC.
Date range of collection
1948 - 1948
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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