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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 31 (1970-85)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 31
A collection of 68 programmes from concerts performed by the New Irish Chamber Orchestra from 1970 to 1985.

Leaders: Mary Gallagher (1970-1980); Therese Timoney (1981-
Conductors: Andre Prieur (1970- ); John Beckett (29/4/78); Bryden Thomson (16/12/79); Janos Furst (27/4/80); Kenneth Montgomery (1/3/80); John Dexter (12/11/80); Nicholas Kraemer (7/4/81); Proinnsi as O Duinn (10/5/81); Janos Furst (26/6/82); Nicholas Cleobury (11/7/82); David Robertson (26/9/82); Hugh Maguire (14/11/82); Nicholas Kraemer (23/1/83); Maurice Bourgue (8/5/83); Janos Furst (17/7/83); Gearoid Grant (12/6/83) ; Ronald Zollman (29/5/83); Andre Bernard (2/10/83); Maurice Bourgue (5/2/84); Igor Oistrakh (4/3/84); Robert Houlihan (1/4/84); Janos Furst (15/7/84); Marc Ducani (14/10/84); Proinnsi as O Duinn (18/11/84); John Lubbock (3/2/85); Andre Bernard (3/3/85); David Jones (12/3/85); Andre Prieur (18/5/85)
Directed by Iona Brown (28/1/81); Josef Sivo (1/3/81); Nicholas Kraemer (22/9/85)

Performances were held in the Examination Hall, Trinity College; St. Patrick's Cathedral; St. Audeon's Church; St. Francis Xavier Hall; RDS Concert Hall; Castletown, Celbridge; The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace.

Tenth Anniversary Concert on 18/5/80.
15th Birthday Concert on 18/5/85.

Unassociated programme included with the collection is:
5/10/[year unknown]: St. Ann's Church: Organ recital by William Watson.
Date range of collection
1970 - 1985
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Not Specific
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Location Details

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street Dublin Dublin 2 United Kingdom
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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