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Alpha Cottage School

Val Wilmer

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Jamaican orphanage school. One of two orphanage schools in Kingston to educate several generations of Jamaica’s leading musicians (the other was Stoney Hill), it was founded in 1880 by three Jamaican women. From 1890 they were supported by volunteers from a London branch of the Irish Sisters of Mercy, and the institution became an industrial school where music played a prominent part in the curriculum. Under Bandmaster Tulloch several graduates developed into accomplished military and

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Subjects: Music

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