Collection of circa 100 annotated programmes for concerts by generally German performers, presented by the Goethe Institute (German Institute for Cultural Relations), 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Performances were held in the Ely Hall; St. Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road; The National Gallery; Christ Church, Leeson Park; St. Patrick's Cathedral; the Ballroom, Royal Hibernian Hotel; the member's hall, Royal Dublin Society; the Examination Hall, Trinity College; The Erin Foods Theatre; Dagg Hall, Royal Irish Academy of Music; Loreto Convent, Navan; Organ Room, Royal Irish Academy of Music; the Auditorium, Irish Life Building, Mespil Road; Ballroom Suite, Shelbourne Hotel; St. Francis Xavier Hall and St. Anthony's Hall, Merchant's Quay, Dublin. Programmes included biographies of performers and programme notes.
Unassociated programme included in collection from the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Students' Union, College of Music 23/11/67.
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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.