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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 1 (1965-1983)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 1
Programmes, press releases, correspondence and newspaper cuttings mainly relating to the Belfast Festival (1965-1983).

Festival magazine and programme of Queen's University Festival 12/11/66-26/11/66, 14/11/68-22/11/68 (plus duplicate), 13/11/69-29/11/69, 9/11/83-26/11/83. Concerts of classical, pop and jazz.

Concert programmes:
18/11/69: the Harty Room, The Queen's University of Belfast by Norma Burrowes (soprano) and Philip Cramer (piano) .

18/ [unknown month and year]: performed by the RTE String Quartet: a Sextet by John Dankworth and a Sextet by Copland. Includes programme notes and biographical notes on compsers.

15/11/68: the Harty Room, Queen's University of Belfast. Concert of works by Sibelius and Ravel by Veronica Dunne and Philip Cranmer.

29/11/68: the Harty Room, The Queen's University of Belfast. Concert of Debussy's music performed by Norma Gray Wilson, David Bloomer and Thomas Davison.

[11/68]: Ravi Shankar programme comprising a list of description and illustrations of the ragas performed.

Flyer for 'Festival 65': Whitla Hall 12/11/65 & St. Anne's Cathedral 12/11/65: Performance of the Benjamin Britten's War Requiem by The Ulster Singers, McCready Singers, St. Anne's Cathedral Choir, Olin Chamber Orchestra, Studio Symphony Orchestra and soloists Veronica Dunne, Edgar Fleet and Eric Hinds.

Flyer for a performance of Stravinksy's Soldiers Tale as part of 'Festival '65' by the Belfast Modern Dance Group in the King George Youth Centre on 17/11/65-18/11/65.

Flyer for the Liszt-Kilpinen Series to be held on 6/11/68, 4/12/68, 15/1/69, 19/2/69: Purcell Room, London.
Date range of collection
1965 - 1983
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

National Library of Ireland
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Collections Overview
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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council