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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 19 (1966-81)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 19
Collection of programmes for concerts held in the Gaiety Theatre between 1966 and 1981.

The Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society: 11 programmes from 22/3/66-19/11/79.

The Dublin Grand Opera Society:
18/5/66-11/6/66: 8 programmes from the individual concerts in the Festival of Italian Opera.
6/12/66-17/12/66: 3 programmes from a series of concerts from the Principals of the Bucharest Opera.
22/5/67-17/6/67: 6 programmes from A Festival of Italian Opera.
4/12/67-16/12/67: 3 programmes from a series of concerts from the Principals of the Bucharest Opera.
3/6/68-22/6/68: 5 programmes from the individual concerts in An International Season of Opera.
2/12/68-14/12/68: 3 programmes from the individual concerts in the series performed by the 'Leading Italian, Rumaninan, English and Irish Artists'.
7/4/69-26/4/69: 5 programmes from the individual concerts in the International Opera Season.
1/12/69-13/12/69: 3 programmes from the individual concerts in the series performed by the 'Leading Rumanina, English and Irish Artists'. Annotated.
24/10/71-30/10/71: programme booklet for the Centenary Celebrations concerts . Annotated.
'1871-1971 One Hundred Years of the Gaiety': Historical booklet.

The Eamonn Andrews Studios Presents:
24/4/67: The Golden Years, a musical play based on the life of Percy French.
4/11/68-[10]/11/68: Ballet For All with the Dancers of the Royal ballet.
22/4/70: The Sound of Music.
24/4/72: Fiddler on the Roof.
23/10/78: Frank Patterson sings for your pleasure with Eily O'Grady at the piano; Acton's notes included with this programme.
12/11/79-[18]/11/79: Frank Patterson sings for your pleasure with Eily O'Grady at the piano.
9/11/81-[15]/11/81: Frank Patterson sings for your pleasure. Special guest: Geraldine O'Grady with the Dublin City Ballet and the Lindsay Singers, piano and Irish harp by Eily O'Grady.

The Glasnevin Musical Society: 3 programmes from 1970-1981.

The Irish Ballet Company: 2 programmes from 1971-75.

The Cork Ballet Company: 2 programmes from 1973-74.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Group, Cork: 1 programme 6/5/68.

25/7/[year unknown] (plus duplicate of middle pages): 'Just a song at twilight, a Victorian evening of well-loved music and song'. Performers delineated. Annotated.

1 programme from the Southern Theatre Group also included.
Date range of collection
1966 - 1981
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Location Details

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street Dublin Dublin 2 United Kingdom
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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