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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 8 (1970-79)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 8
Collection of festival booklets relating to the Dublin Arts Festival from 1970-79. Press releases contained in the box also.

5/4/70-12/4/70: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Examination Hall, TCD and the UCD Great Hall, Earlsford Terrace. Performers include the Chieftains, Mary Gallagher, Veronica McSwiney, The Stolow Quartet, The Pentangle, Veronica Dunne and Havelock Nelson. Booklet includes many essays, including one by Brian Boydell.

1/3/71-7/3/71: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Examination Hall, TCD, the National Stadium, the RDS Ballsbridge, Liberty Hall, St. Audeon's, High Street, the American Embassy Ballsbridge and the Great Hall, UCD, Earlsford Terrace. Performers include Pascal Roge, T.Rex, Bernadette Greevy, Veronica McSwiney, Cleo Lane, the John Dankworth Recital Quartet, Paco Pena, Daniel Chorzempa, Danny Doyle, the Chieftains, Sean Ó Riada, Erich Gruenberg, The Ulster Orchestra and the Newry Choral Union. First performance of 'Irish Songs' by James Wilson. Included with the programme are programme addendum.

1/3/72-7/3/72: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Synod Hall, Christchurch; the Rupert Guinness Hall; Festival Club, Tailor's Hall; St. Audoen's, High Street. Performers included Pedro Soler, the Apex Jazz Band, Edward Beckett, John Beckett and Betty Sullivan, the College Singers and Ceoltoiri Laighean. Contains historical essays on the Liberties area of Dublin.

8/3/74-17/3/74: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Examination Hall, TCD; the Pro-Cathedral Marlborough Strett; RDS Ballsbridge; St. George's Church, Hardwicke Street. Performers included the New Irish Chamber Orchestra; O'Sullivan, Lee and Ledbetter; the Palestrina Choir; the Chieftains; the Consort of St Sepulchre; Carmen Or, Alfred Deller and Desmond Dupre and Stephane Grappelli. Contains historical essays on the Georgian North City. Included in the booklet is a 'Stop Press' loose sheet of errata and adenda.

7/3/75-17/3/75: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Examination Hall, TCD; St. Patrick's Cathedral; St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street; St. Catherine's, Thomas Street; St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street; City Quay Church; RDS Ballsbridge. Performers included the Bothy Band, Clannad, the Belfast Cathedral Choir, NICO Orchestra, Georges Minne, the Louis Stewart Octet, Alirio Diaz, Frank Patterson, the Henry Purcell Consort, CBS School Band, Convent of Mercy Choir, Wolfgang Marschner, David Lee, Dezso Ranki, St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, Dublin Baroque Players and Spon. Includes a historical essay on Dublin 2.

5/3/76-14/3/76: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the Examination Hall, TCD; Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge; St. Theresa's Church, Clarendon Street; St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Project Arts centre, Essex Street; St. Patrick's Cathedral; the National Gallery, Merrion Square. Performers included the Assam Quartet, Swan Arcade, Al O'Donnell, Frank Harte, the New Excelsior Talking Machine, Deirdre Storey, NICO, Irene Sandford, Michael Laird, Jennifer Robinson, Helmut Seeber, Therese Timoney, Nightbus, Full Circle, Hesketh Trio, Brian O'Rourke, Victor Monje, De Dannan, Miklos and Judit Szenthelyi, Brian Dunning, Tommy Halferty, Frank Hass, the Consort of St. Sepulchre and Lynne Davis. Contains historical essays on mediaeval Dublin.

4/3/77-13/3/77: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in the RDS; the Examination Hall, TCD; Pro-Cathedral; Project Arts Centre, Essex Street; College of Surgeons Theatre; St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street. Performers included Hepzibah Menuhin, the New Irish Chamber Orchestra, Liam O'Flynn, Paddy Murphy, Liam Weldon, Tommy Peoples, Matt Molloy, the Consort of St. Sepulchre, Gerard Gillen, George Vaughan, David Lee, Therese Timoney, Gillian Smith, Victor Malirsh, Malcolm Proud, The Fitzwilliam Quartet, James Cavanagh, Fergus O'Carroll, Eric Dunlea, David Weakley, Tomas Camacho, Sean Keane, The New Excelsior Talking Machine, The Guinness Choir, The Jimmy Slevin Band, Doreen Groocock, Joseph Groocock, Frank Dunne, John O'Conor, Tony MacMahon, Peter Browne, Paddy Glacken, Julian Lloyd Webber, Yitkin Seow, the Sleepless Knights, Desmond Hunter, the Irish Youth Orchestra, Louis Stewart, Tony Lee, Tony Archer, John Wadham and the Goethe Institut Choir.

20/4/79-29/4/69: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in Trinity College Chapel; St. Ann's, Dawson Street; Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green; Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College. Performers included Peter Sweeney, Tim Walker, Bitches Crystal, Spectroscope, August Child, Saint Stephen's Singers, Nora Ring, John O'Sullivan, Hugh Timmey, Edward Beckett, Hilary Macnamara, John Donegan Quartet, Catherine Ennis, the RTE Academica String Quartet. Contains historical essays on the city and on the festival.

21/4/78-30/4/78: Contains programmes for the individual concerts in the festival held in St. Catherine's Church, Thomas Street; Trinity College Chapel; Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green; Colaiste Mhuire, Parnell Square North; Tailor's Hall; Liberty Hall. Performers included the Capriol Consort of Musicians and Dancers, David Milne, Alison Browner, Jennifer and Andrew Robinson, Malcom Proud, John Gibson, Concorde, Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, David Agnew, Brass and Reed Band Irish Transport and General Worker's Union, Ronnie Scott Quintet, Louis Stewart Quartet. Contains historical essays.
Date range of collection
1970 - 1971
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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