A night in the JOL: music and libraries

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, April 11, 1929

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Historical archives can provide a rich source of material for musical endeavours. Musicians can mine old letters, diaries, newspapers and manuscripts to rediscover lost histories and create something entirely new. Join musical director, entertainer and teacher Dr Robert Keane, along with folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and parodist John Thompson in conversation with Ian Townsend, to discuss how libraries inspire and inform their compositions and performance.

A night in the JOL is a monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. The next event is on 22 April, and will take a look at Queensland homefront during World War One.

Tue 11 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Free, bookings required.
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