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Collection Description

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McCann Collection: United Kingdom (1951)
A collection of two boxes of programmes from the McCann collection, from 1951. The collection contains programmes from concerts given in the United Kingdom. The programmes were collected by the concert agent Norman McCann (1920-1999).

The majority of collection consists of programmes from London (particularly the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall) and from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. A number of programmes are from events given as part of the Festival of Britain. The contents of the collection are as follows:

London (including Greater London):
Royal Festival Hall – 35 programmes

Royal Albert Hall – 39 programmes, 3 prospectuses
These include programmes from the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, Summer season (7 programmes; 2 prospectuses (one is annotated)) as well as programmes from the winter season of Promenade Concerts (3 programmes; 1 prospectus).

Other London venues:
Victoria and Albert Museum; Victoria Palace; Ilford Town Hall; St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster; Central Hall, Westminster (5); St. Peter’s Hall, Ledbury Road, South Croydon (2); Davis Theatre, Croydon; Concert Hall, Leyton (2); R.A.F. Cinema, Uxbridge; Friends House, Euston Road; Salle Erand, Great Marlborough High Street, W1; St. Botolph’s Church, Bishopsgate; Town Hall, Wimbledon (2); Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music; Mermaid Theatre (2); Golders Green Hippodrome; Kingsway Hall; Town Hall, Chelsea (2); Bishopsgate Institute; 4 St. James’s Square (Arts Council) (2); Queen Mary Hall, Great Russell Street; R.B.A. Galleries, Pall Mall.

Usher Hall – 40 programmes
The majority (38) of these programmes are from concerts given by the Scottish National Orchestra.

Edinburgh Festival –3 programmes

Reid School of Music – 4 programmes.

The collection also contains a programme from the Canongate Parish Church, Edinburgh, as well as programme given by the Edinburgh University Musical Society at an unspecified venue.

St. Andrew’s Hall – 10 programmes
These are programmes from concerts given by the Scottish National Orchestra.

Other provincial venues:
New Theatre, Northampton; Under King’s College Bridge, Cambridge; Hermon Baptist Church, Nantyglo; Central Hall, Newport; Barham Hall, Suffolk; Palace, Ebbw Vale; St. Mary’s Hall, Goring-by-Sea; Central Hall, Plymouth; Town Hall, Cromer; Dome, Brighton; Hoe Marquee, Plymouth; Cheam Baths Hall; Royal Hall, Harrogate; Trinity Church, Hexham; Worcester Cathedral; Academy Hall, Dumfries; Municipal Theatre, Waterford; Town Hall, Cheltenham; City Hall, Sheffield (2); Ashford Chase Garden Theatre; Town Hall, Cheltenham (2); Town Hall, Kingston upon Hull; City Hall, Hull (2); Market Hall, Carmarthen; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; Pavilion, Clacton; Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (5); Wallington Public Hall; Clonterbrook House, Swettenham Heath; Free Trade Hall; Town Hall, Birmingham; Alexandra Gardens, Weymouth; Theatre Royal, York (2); Albert Hall, Nottingham (7).

Other festivals:
Aldeburgh Festival (1 prospectus); Llangollen International Eisteddfod (1 prospectus); King’s Lynn Festival (1 prospectus).
Date range of collection
1951 - 1951
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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council