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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 26 (1963-85)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 26
Collection of 73 annotated programmes from concerts presented by the Music Association of Ireland from 1963 to 1985.
Concerts were held in the Examination Hall, Trinity College; the Second Church of Christ Scientist, Rathmines Park; the Royal Hibernian Hotel; the Royal Irish Academy of Music; The Hall, Muckross Park; the Royal College of Physicians; The German Institiute; the Irish Life Building; St. Andrew's Church, Suffock Street; Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street; St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street; St. Catherine's, Thomas Street; Edmund Burke Hall, TCD; the President's Hall, Incorporated Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace; John Field Room, National Concert Hall; Monkstown Parish Church.

Included in the collection are series of programmes from the Dublin Festival of 20th Century Music and The Coming-out Recitals Series.
Date range of collection
1963 - 1985
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This collection is about

Location Details

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street Dublin Dublin 2 United Kingdom
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Visiting Information
Reading Rooms Opening Hours Main Reading Room Manuscripts Reading Room Information/Readers Ticket Desk Mon-Wed: 10am-9pm Mon-Wed:10am-8.30pm Mon-Wed:10am-12.30pm 2pm-5pm Thurs-Fri: 10am-5pm Thurs-Fri: 10am-4.30pm Thurs-Fri: 10am-12.30pm 2pm-4.30pm Saturday: 10am-1pm Saturday: 10am-12.30pm Saturday: 10am-1pm Manuscripts are not issued to readers during these hours: Mon-Fri: 12.30pm to 2pm Mon-Wed: 5pm to 6pm & after 7pm
The Library’s main Reading Room, exhibition area, seminar room, shop and café are all wheelchair accessible. The Reading Room, the exhibition area and the shop in the National Photographic Archive are also wheelchair accessible.
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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council