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Podcast – Music and Libraries (A night in the JOL)

A night in the JOL - Music and Libraries (March 2014)

Historical archives can provide a rich source of material for musical endeavour. Musicians can mine old letters, diaries, newspapers and manuscripts to rediscover lost histories and create something entirely new. Listen to musical director, entertainer and teacher of piano, voice and composition Dr Robert Keane, along with folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and parodist John Thompson … Read more

It’s hot in Brisbane but it’s Coolangatta

It's hot in Brisbane but it's Coolangatta

With it’s red and blue cartoon cover, the song It’s hot in Brisbane but it’s Coolangatta is an endearing novelty for voice and piano composed in 1953 by Claude Carnell, for the Coolangatta Chamber of Commerce. State Library holds the sheet music for ‘Coolangatta’s souvenir song’, which includes promotional information about Coolangatta, and offers the … Read more

Young Musicians Research Workshop

Researching in the Reading Room

On 21-22 May, ten of the top Year 12 music extension students across Queensland came to the State Library for an intensive two days of music research. A collaboration with the Queensland Conservatorium, the Young Musicians Research Workshop aimed to teach the students how to identify, access and interpret music resources and to improve their research skills. Introduced … Read more