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March 17, 2014

Irish books gifted to UW Libraries in honor Kevin Reilly, former UW System President

  After nine years as the University of Wisconsin System President, Kevin Reilly made his departure on December 31, 2013, taking a position as presidential advisor for leadership with the American Council on Education. As quoted in an article by UW–Madison News, Chancellor Rebecca Blank stated that, “Kevin Reilly’s commitment to higher education has had […]

January 14, 2014

Bunny Berigan: Still Swingin’ & Jumpin’ at the Mills Music Library

Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo […]

November 11, 2013

The Tamburitza Tradition: The book! The event!

Mills Music Library, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin Press, presents Richard March, author of the newly published book The Tamburitza Tradition: From the Balkans to the American Midwest, a lively and well-illustrated comprehensive introduction to a Balkan folk music that now also thrives in communities throughout Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Tamburitza features acoustic […]

November 4, 2013

The Flying Cloud: Irish Music in Upper Midwestern Lumber Camps

At this upcoming Sound Salon, come hear Brian Miller talk about and perform Irish-American songs and tunes that flourished in the lumber camps of the Upper Midwest and beyond. A native of the northern Minnesota logging town of Bemidji, Miller performs the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days […]

November 1, 2013

Mills Music Library and a Menagerie of Music

Mills Music Library made an appearance in a recent New York Times article, “A Menagerie of Music Lives in a Box,” about the release of a Paramount Records boxed set, featuring more than 800 newly remastered digital tracks, representing 172 artists; more than 200 fully-restored original 1920s ads and images; 6 high quality vinyl LPs; […]

March 8, 2013

World Records: The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s & the Future of Historic Sound Recordings

“World Records” celebrates Mills Music Library‘s acquisition of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s. This conference and concert will focus on the important role that Mills and other sound archives play in historical study and the cultural continuity of communities.  The Symposium will also include discussions of critical issues related to preservation, dissemination, technology, ownership, […]

January 4, 2013

Library of the Month—Mills Music Library

The Mills Music Library houses a unique collection of music scores, recorded music, periodicals, microfilm, and of course, books on a variety of topics related to music and the arts. Conveniently located in the basement of Memorial Library, Mills welcomes not only music majors but music lovers of all disciplines! Although Mills Music Library officially […]

November 5, 2012

Yiddish Theater Sound Salon, November 14

The popular Sound Salon series returns to the Libraries next week, this time with a Yiddish Theater bent. “On the Stage and in the Groove”: a Yiddish Theater Sound Salon, happens on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Library, Room 126. This event is free and open to the public. Join Mayrent Institute […]

October 1, 2012

Aloha! Upcoming Sound Salon celebrates Hawaiian music

What better way to warm up on a brisk October evening than with a little Hawaiian music? At this upcoming Sound Salon, master of ceremony Henry Sapoznik introduces the rich and beautiful Hawaiian music genre through an interview with Alan Akaka, the former president of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association. Monday, October 8, 2012 5:30-7:30 […]

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