Monday, November 12, 2012

Launch of Music for Galway Archive Catalogue

The archive of Music for Galway has been catalogued here at the James Hardiman library, National University of Ireland Galway. The archive will offer researchers a unique insight into the establishment and growth of one the West's premier music groups while documenting the creative and administrative processes of Music for Galway's numerous achievements.

The archive ranges in date from 1981 to 2011 and includes numerous series of original records documenting the Irish and international acts that played to audiences across Galway and the West of Ireland. The archive traces the relationship between Music for Galway and National University of Ireland, Galway, as the group found a home for concerts and their grand piano at the Aula Maxima on the University's campus.

The archive consists of nineteen boxes of records comprising of a comprehensive record of Music for Galway's legacy. The archive includes records of productions including posters, flyers, invitations, programs and press releases; numerous black and white and also colour photographs of Music for Galway committee members and also of musicians and concerts, financial records, details of membership and rates, correspondence between Music for Galway and various musicians and groups, Music for Galway Newsletters and press cuttings of news and coverage of concerts and events.

The archive will be launched by Erika Casey, founding member of Music for Galway and the evening will include an exhibition of material from the archive, an overview of the archive material and a performance from Con Tempo Quartet. A reception will follow this performance. The event will take place at the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, 19th November, 6pm.

For more information or to RSVP, contact archivist

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