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MUSEUM COLLECTION


Acc. 2649

Ref: MUS/60

Programmes for concerts and other events in Aberystwyth. This may be the collection of Edna Jones who was a piano accompanist and organist, and who features in many (possibly all) of the events. Item 1, an early ?19th c. music manuscript, came from the same source.

MUS/60/1.
Letter posted from Verona, Italy to ‘Miss King, 26 Mall, Clifton, Bristol, Inghilterra’ containing 6 lines of manuscript music and words to the Italian song ‘Quel mazzolin di fiori’, apparently an unknown (possibly specially composed for the lady?) version of the verse. Letter was sealed with wax (plain) and appears to date from the early 19th century or a little earlier.

MUS/60/2.
‘An Hour of Music’ at Ynyslas, 6 March 1944

MUS/60/3.
Royal Air Force ‘Xmas Pie’ at the King's Hall, 28 December 1942

MUS/60/4.
Aberystwyth Test Concert Marquee ‘Grand Concert by the Park and Dare Workmen's Band’ (Under the auspices of the Aberystwyth YMCA), 24 August 1947

MUS/60/5.
‘Grand Variety Concert’ at the King’s Hall, 18 January 1950. Aberystwyth Town Football Supporters Club with ‘Eric Cardi’, BBC Television Illusionist.

MUS/60/6.
‘A Tommy Trouble Souvenir’, 14 April 1950
[The ‘Tommy Trouble Gang’ was the central feature of ‘Welsh Rarebit’ a travelling Variety show touring to Second World War troops and expatriates, which began in 1941. Welsh Rarebit became a BBC radio programme and eventually transferred to television in the 1950s] Presented under the auspices of the Aberystwyth Bowling Club.

MUS/60/7.
‘Feast of Music’ at the King's Hall, 11 July 1950 (2 items: advertising pamphlet and souvenir programme)

MUS/60/8.
‘Musical Treat’ at the King's Hall, 22 September 1950 (in aid of the 1952 National Eisteddfod)

MUS/60/9.
Variety Show at the Little Theatre, Aberystwyth, 6 March 1951 in aid of the Nursing Staff Recreation Club

MUS/60/10.
The Parish Church, Llanbadarn Fawr: a Concert for Passion Week, 14 March 1951. 2 copies.

MUS/60/11.
‘Gwasanaethau a Datganiadau Arbennig / Special Services and Recitals’ at the Church of Llanbadarn Fawr, July-August 1951

MUS/60/12.
RAFA Battle of Britain Week Grand Celebrity Concert at the King's Hall, 16 September 1951

MUS/60/13.
Grand Celebrity Concert at the King's Hall, 7 October 1951. In aid of the National Eisteddfod Appeal Fund (autographed by David Lloyd, tenor)

MUS/60/14.
‘Sacred Concert’ at St. Rhystud church, Llanrhystud, 2 January 1952. 2 copies.

MUS/60/15.
Programme for a concert at the Kings Hall, with letter from Dargavel Concerts Limited of Briton Ferry thanking Edna Jones for her playing etc. Also includes a press cutting review of the concert. 17 August 1952

MUS/60/16.
‘Sacred Concert’ at St. Ursula Church, Llangwyryfon. 26 October 1952

MUS/60/17.
‘All Winners Concert’ at the King's Hall, Aberystwyth, 31 October 1954. Proceeds in aid of the YMCA Test Concert Fund. Also a newspaper clipping of the advertisement.

MUS/60/18.
Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn Parish Church ‘Sacred Concert’ [much amended programme], 17 February 1955

MUS/60/19.
‘Celebrity Concert’, Buarth Hall, Aberystwyth, 14 October 1955.

MUS/60/20.
Three copies of a pamphlet Memorial to the late David Evans, ARAM / Cofeb i'r diweddar David Evans, ARAM proposing the foundation of a David Evans Baritone Memorial Prize to commemorate the life and achievements of David Evans, a well-known baritone singer and native of Cardiganshire [1872-1954].

MUS/60/21.
Programme for a concert in aid of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Comrades Association at the Kings Hall, featuring The Hywel Girls' Choir. 20 May 1956. 2 copies.

MUS/60/22.
‘Grand All-Winners Celebrity Concert’ at the King’s Hall, 4 November 1956

MUS/60/23.
Wythnos Gwyl Cymru Cenwch im' yr Hen Ganiadau, Neuadd yr Eglwys, Llanbadarn Fawr, 18 Gorffennaf 1958

MUS/60/24.
‘Grand Concert with the Dare Singers’ [Male Voice Choir] at King's Hall, Aberystwyth, 15 March 1959

MUS/60/25.
‘Grand Concert’, Buarth Hall, Aberystwyth in aid of the Funds of Holy Trinity Church Sale of Work [Vicarage Stall], 14 October 1959

MUS/60/26.
‘Organ Recital and Grand Concert’, Tabernacl, Aberystwyth, 23 February 1960

MUS/60/27.
Programme of a Concert at Bath St. Presbyterian Church in aid of the Organ Fund, 1 November 1960

MUS/60/28.
Grand Concert, Neuadd Rhydypennau, Bow Street. Proceeds in aid of Bow Street Old People's Welfare Fund, 10 November [?1960]

MUS/60/29.
Grand Concert, Siloh Schoolroom, Aberystwyth in aid of Cancer Relief Fund, 2 December 1960

MUS/60/30.
‘Sacred Concert’ at St. Rhystud church, Llanrhystud, 23 April 1954.

MUS/60/31.
‘Sacred Concert’ at St. Michael’s church, Lledrod, 27 November 1955.

MUS/60/32.
Spring Celebrity Concert, King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 7 March 1954. Autographed by one of the performers, Maureen Guy (contralto). Press cuttings of reviews inside.

MUS/60/33.
Skinner Street Mission " a Grand Concert to be held at Shiloh Schoolroom, Aberystwyth, 23 September 1953. Has been used as a template for another concert programme.

MUS/60/34.
Grand Celebrity Concert, Memorial Hall, Talybont, 29 April 1960. To raise funds for World Refugee Year Appeal.

MUS/60/35.
Celebrity Concert in aid of the Six Bells Colliery Disaster Fund. King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 20 November 1960.

MUS/60/36.
Grand Celebrity Concert (under the auspices of the Aberystwyth YMCA), King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 14 May 1950. Morriston Orpheus Male Choir et al. to perform.

MUS/60/37.
Grand Concert in aid of Sunday School Funds, English Methodist Church, Penparke, 23 March 1955

MUS/60/38.
‘A Grand Concert’ at the Parish Hall, Aberystwyth in aid of the David Evans Memorial Prize Fund, 7 March 1956.

MUS/60/39.
Grand Concert, King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 5 October [c. 1950s]

MUS/60/40.
Christian Aid Week, Grand Concert, Siloh Schoolroom, Aberystwyth, 14 May 1958. Proceeds in aid of Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service.

MUS/60/41.
English Presbyterian Church Literary Society: A Programme of early music for the New Year. No date " c. 1950s.

MUS/60/42.
Souvenir Programme: ‘Mr. Rowlands presents another Musical Treat on behalf of the Young Men of Salem CM Church at the King’s Hall, Aberystwyth’, 17 July 1951. Autographed by the performers: Joan Butler, Elsie Boardman, John David and Arthur Copley. Lists names and addresses of patrons on reverse.

MUS/60/43.
A Concert Presentation of the Fairey Aviation Works Band, King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, 14 November 1954.

MUS/60/44.
Aberystwyth YMCA Prawf Cyngerdd Noson Gymraeg, 22 Awst 1947

MUS/60/45.
Aberystwyth YMCA Test Concert, 23 August 1947

MUS/60/46.
Y Gyngres Geltaidd: Cerddoriaeth Gymreig, Neuadd y Coleg, 12 Awst [c. 1950s]



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