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Garry Paul Humphreys

Freelance writer (music and arts); musician

Garry Paul Humphreys, freelance writer, musician. Fellow Royal Society Arts, 1978. Member Library Association (now CILIP), Incorporated Society Musicians, Association English Singers and Speakers (secretary 1988-1995).

Background

Ethnicity: Father was Polish (from Bucacz, now in the Ukraine); mother was Welsh (from Llandogo, Monmouthshire)

Humphreys, Garry Paul was born on February 22, 1946 in Nottingham, England. Son of Tadeusz Warszylewicz and Marie Muriel (Jenkins) Seager; adopted child of Howard and Ivy (Genders) H.

Education

Henry Mellish Grammar School, Nottingham, 1957-64; North Western Polytechnic School of Librarianship, London, 1967-8; Private musical studies with, Norman Platt, Nigel Rogers, John Carol Case (singing); Bryan Fairfax (conducting). Chartered Librarian, 1970

Career

Business Librarian City of London Libraries, 1989-2003; Lecturer, writer on business information and musical topics; member Standing Committee Official Publications, 1984-2003; member Standing Committee Business Information, 1989-2003; occasional condtr.; former (and still occasional) professional chorister and soloist. Member editorial committee A Century of English Song, since 1993; writer record liner and concert program notes; contributor articles to professional journals; reviews for Church Times; obituaries for The Independent.

Achievements

  • Centenary Medal of Library Association 1998

Membership

  • Incorporated Society Musicians , Great Britain

    1976

  • Libr. Association

  • Association English Singers and Speakers (secretary 1988-95).

    1988

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, books, theatre, walking, family life

Connections

Spouse Janet Louise Zimmermann, July 30, 1977 (divorce 1987). Spouse Linda Jean Fullick, December 11, 1997.

father:
Tadeusz - Polish

mother:
Marie - Welsh

spouse:
Linda Jean Fullick - English

Daughter:
Rhiannon Katarzyna Amabel Humphreys - British