May is New Zealand Music Month!
This is part one of a series of blog posts during May to celebrate New Zealand Music Month. Each week it will highlight Auckland Libraries heritage resources relating to New Zealand music, and its talented musicians, across all genres. So, if you have a "muso" in your family's history and are looking for information on them, these resources might just help you with your search.
|Epi Shalfoon and the Melody Boys, Filmcraft, 1930.|
Image from the Film Archive.
|Auckland Star, 26 September 1942, page 9.|
This is a typical index card and this entry for Epi Shalfoon recommends two resources. First, there is a reference to the New Zealand Music Scrapbook (NZMSB) and secondly, an article written by his daughter, Reo Sheirtcliff (nee Shalfoon), 'Dancing in the dark: a memoir of Epi Shalfoon', published in Music in New Zealand, No 10 (Spring 1990): 40--45.
|New Zealand Music Index card, Auckland Libraries|