Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 28 November 2008

RSAMD Library signs up to IPA Source

Our readers asked for it; we trialled it; and now we've signed up - IPA Source.

"Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 3775 texts including 550 opera-aria texts! "

Another great resource from your ever-responsive library service.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Finlay MacNeill dies

Finlay MacNeill, Gaelic teacher and piper, died 28th October. Read his obituary in The Herald, Saturday 22nd November 2008.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Edinburgh University celebrates St Andrews Day

St Andrew’s Day celebration - An evening of the best of Scottish song and instrumental music from the Scots and Gaelic tradition. If you're in Edinburgh, join the University for a night of entertainment featuring pipes, clarsach, Scots and Gaelic songs and poetry. St Cecilia’s Hall 7.30pm to 9pm Sunday 30 November. More details here.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Simon Van der Walt concert @ Oran Mor, Monday 17th November

The Whirlies
by J. Simon van der Walt Support your RSAMD postgraduates! Next Monday, at Oran Mor, you can hear a new piece for strings and electro-junk improviser, inspired by the roundabouts of East Kilbride - Òran Mór (Byre's Road, Glasgow) Monday 17 Nov 2008 Doors open at 1715, Concert begins at 1815 £10 includes cocktail and canapés 0141 357 6200
Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor - Peter Cynfryn Jones
Soloist - Edward 'Teddy' Edwards Also featuring:- Vaughan Williams - A Lark Ascending Debussy - Danses Sacré et Profane Respighi - Il Tramonto

Friday, 7 November 2008

Winterfest in Glasgow shopping centre

Winterfest needs performers! They're looking for groups to perform on George Square during the Christmas period. They're also interested in any choirs that would like to participate in their family programme during weekends 12.00pm - 4.00pm. Click on the link to find out more.

A new Scottish music download service. Here's what's on offer:-
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Tuesday, 4 November 2008 will see you right!

Two useful career postings from today:-

Monday, 3 November 2008

Copyright-cleared Internet images

If you've struggled trying to find copyright cleared images for a presentation, then this online tutorial might be very welcome. Internet for Image Searching - A tutorial from the Intute > Virtual Training Suite