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Collection Title
Feis Ceoil Programmes (1897-1917)
Unique Identifier
Ir 780941 F2
Bound volume of concert and competition programmes from 1897-1917.
Included in the volume are 'The proposed Irish Musical Festival: report of the Honorary Secetaries (1896)','The Possibilities of the Feis Ceoil (1899)', other essays and obituaries, the constitution of the Feis Ceoil Association, lists of subscribers, committee members, members of the association, patrons, lists of prize winners sometimes with pictures, and numerous catalogues of the Musical Loan Exhibition held in connection with the Feis Ceoil.
Programmes of concerts generally comprise Prize works from that year and arrangements of Irish tunes.

1897: Three concerts held in the Royal University Buildings, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.
First concert on the 18/5/87: programme was divided into Antient [sic] Irish Music and Modern Irish Music.
Second concert for full choir and Orchestra on the 19/5/87; programme comprised compositions by RP Stewart, Joseph Robinson, John Field etc.
Third concert on 20/5/87: performance of the Prize works by Esposito, Whelan and Bell.

1898: Three concerts held in the Ulster Hall and Annexe, Belfast.
First concert on the 3/5/98: included Prize works by Dix, O'Sullivan, and Culwick.
Second concert on the 4/5/98: programme comprised the Prize works by Rogers and Horan.
Third concert on 5/5/98: programme comprised works by Mozart, Beethoven & Koller.

1898: Programme and word book from the 'Feis Ceoil Association: Concert of Irish Music, Lyric Hall, St. Patrick's Night 1898'; vocal concert.

1899: Two concerts held in the Royal University Buildings, Earlsford Terrace, Dublin.
First concert on 16/5/99: programme comprised arrangements of Irish tunes and Prize works (sheet music of which is included in the programme).
Second concert on 18/5/99: programme comprised the Prize works by Hardeback, Esposito, HR White, FRG McClintock and a cantata by Stewart.

1900: Five concerts held in the Wellington Halls, Wellington Place, Belfast.
First concert on 15/5/00: comprised the Prize works by Torrance, Bast, Needham, Harty and Hardebeck and works by Beethoven and Oberth√ľr.
Second concert on 16/5/00: prize works by Dwyer, Houston Collisson and Bast.
Third concert on 17/5/00: programme by the prize winner of various performance competitions.
Fourth concert on 18/5/00: Choral competition between The Dublin Glee Singers, Mr. Geo. C. Ferguson's choir, The Belfast Madrigal Choir and The Newry Choral Society; and between the Belfast Guild of Meistersingers, Belfast Select Choir and Mr. Geo. C. Ferguson's male choir.
Fifth concert on 19/5/00: programme by the prize winner of various performance competitions.

1901: Four concerts held in the Royal University and the Rotunda, Dublin.
First concert on 7/5/01: prize works by RAS Macalister, Delany, Dix and Craddock: word book.
Second concert on 8/5/01: Prize works by McClintock and Herbert H. Harty.
Advertisment: third concert on 8/5/01: Prize winners concert.
Fourth concert on 9/5/01: Prize works by McClintock and Hardebeck. Conducted by Esposito; members of the Orchestra delineated.

6/5/01: 'The words of the songs illustrating Mr. A.P. Graves' Lecture'. Performers delineated.

1902: Five concerts held in the Royal University and the Rotunda, Dublin. Conducted by Brendan Rodgers.
First concert on 5/5/02: Prize works by Craddock and Hardebeck. Word book.
Advertisments: second concert on 6/5/02: 'Conversazione at the Mansion House given by The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress'.
Third concert on 7/5/02: Prize works by Muspratt, Esposito and Collisson.
Fourth concert on 8/5/02: Prize work by H. Hamilton Harty.
Advertisement: fifth concert on 10/5/02: Prize winner's concert and performance by massed commercial choirs. Members of the Orchestra delineated.

1903: Two concerts held in the Royal University, Dublin.
First concert on 18/5/03: Prize works by Hardebeck, Harty, Myerscough and Craddock.
Second concert on 19/5/03: Orchestral and choral concert with works by Peslissier and Esposito. Word book.

1904: Two concerts held in Royal University, Dublin.
First concert on 16/5/04: Prize works by Needham, Gillilan, Hardebeck and Moffat.
Second concert on 19/5/04: Prize works by Palmieri and Harty. Word book.

1905: Two concerts held in the Antient Concert Rooms and the Royal University, Dublin.
First concert-lecture on 22/5/05 on 'The evolution of Irish Folk Song by Mrs C. Milligan Fox.
Second concert on 23/5/05: mixed programme. The Orpheus Choral Society participated.

1906: Two concerts held in the Royal University and the Antient Concert Rooms.
First concert on 15/5/06: Prize madrigal by Craddock. Mixed programme, although only one set of Irish airs. Dublin Glee Singers participated.
Second chamber music concert on 18/5/06: Prize works by Palmiere and Hay.

1907: Two concerts held in the Rotunda Buildings, Dublin.
First concert on 20/5/[07]: Mixed solo instrumental, solo vocal and vocal trios.
Second concert on 21/5/07: mixed programme, although only two sets of Irish airs. The Dublin Oratorio and Choral Society participated. Word book.

1908: One concert held in the Royal University, Dublin.
19/5/08: Prize song by Hardebeck; mixed programme, although only one Irish air. The Dublin Glee Singers participate. Word book.

1909: Two concerts held in the Royal University, Dublin.
First concert on 18/5/09: Prize works by Hay, Palmieri and Palmer; two sets of Irish tune arrangements included.
Second concert on 22/5/09: Prize winners concert.

1910: One concert held in the National University, Dublin.
Programme of Stanford, Lalo, Mozart, Harty and Wagner.

Flyer bound into 1910 programme: 'Gaiety Theatre, next week Whit Monday and througout the week: Production of Eithne, Robert O'Dwyer's Romantic Opera founded on an Old Irish Folk Tale'. Soloists named.

1911-1917 comprise series' of individual programmes for each day of the competitions and concerts.

13/5/11: Antient Concert Rooms: Prize winner's concert.

7/5/12: Antient Concert Rooms: Piano and song recital by Miss Fanny Davies and Mr. H. Plunket Greene.
11/5/12: Antient Concert Rooms:Prize winners' concert.
19/5/12: Antient Concert Rooms:Performance by Mr. Charles Victor, Signor Simonetti, Mr. Clyde Twelvetrees and Signor Esposito.

24/5/13: Antient Concert Rooms: Prize winners' concert.

5/5/14: Antient Concert Rooms: Piano and song recital by Mr. Frederick Dawson and Mr. E. Gordon Cleather.
9/5/14: Prize winner's concert

15/5/15: Antient Concert Rooms: Prize winners' concert.

22/7/16: Central Model Schools, Marlborough Street, Dublin: Prize winners' concert including prize sonata for cello and piano by Dr. E. Norman Hay.

12/5/17: Round Room, The Mansion House: Prize winners' concert.
Date range of collection
1897 - 1917
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The National Library of Ireland has two collections consisting mainly of printed sheet music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These include much material from the mainsteam western classical music tradition, but also material relating to little known Irish composers. The names of the two collections are the Joly Music Collection and the Additional Music collection. In addition the Library has a small but significant collection of music manuscripts. The general printed collections include some Irish ballad, folk-music and popular song collections.
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