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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 14 (1959-61)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 14
Collection of programmes relating to the Dublin International Festival of Music and the Arts 1959-61.

Festival programme guides for 14/6/59-21/6/59 and 26/6/[60]-3/6/[60]. These contain programmes for the individual concerts held during the festival, biographies and photos of composers and performers, and essay on music (including programme notes) by Frederick May, John F. Larchet, Anthony Hughes and John Barbirolli.

12 programmes from individual concerts in the 1961 festival.

2 typewritten programmes afternoon recitals in the festival [dates unknown].

4 programmes from concerts held in 1960 and 1961:
1/7/60: Theatre Royal: Recital by Isaac Stern (violin).
1/7/60: Gresham Hotel: Concert of Irish Artists. Featuring Maureen Hurley, Mary Gallagher, Bernadette Greevy, Gerald Duffy and the Holy Faith Past Pupils Choir. Programme is accompanied by considerable notes by Acton.
1/7/60: Theatre Royal: Evening of Opera with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.
3/7/60: Theatre Royal: Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and Our Lady's Choral Society.
Date range of collection
1959 - 1961
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Not Specific
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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