Fonds 24 - Kathleen Irwin fonds

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Kathleen Irwin fonds


  • [1930-1939] (Creation)

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34 pages of textual records

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Kathleen Pole Irwin was born on November 23, 1902 in York, Ontario to Charles Irwin and Anna M. Warren. She attended the University of Toronto in the early 1920s and received a Bachelor of Music degree. After graduating, she performed in a two-piano duo with Winnifred Mazzoleni. The duo toured throughout Canada and the United States in the 1930s. She also performed with violinist Florence Richardson and in another two-piano duo Winifred MacMillan. Irwin stopped performing after her marriage in 1939 to Dalton Constright Wells (1900-1982), with a few exceptions. She joined the Women's Musical Club of Toronto (WMC) in 1946 and served in various executive positions, including as President (1955-1957). She retired from WMC in 1964. She passed away on February 16, 1990.

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Fonds consists of publicity materials for the piano duo of Kathleen Irwin and Winifred Mazzoleni and manuscript scores for voice and piano by Kathleen Irwin.

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For an arrangement of her song "I Could Have Cried" published by BMI Music, 1939, 1941, published under her married name "Kay Wells" see the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dance band collection (OTUFM 68).

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musi MSS pam 016

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