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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 32 (1960-63)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 32
Collection of 129 programmes from 'studio concerts' in 1960-61 and 13 programmes from the 'Public Concerts Series Season 1962-63' both by the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra and occassionally the Radio Eireann String Quartet, the Radio Eireann Singers, the Radio Eireann Choral Society. Each programme contains programme notes and notes on the composers.

Venues mentioned include: the Theatre Royal, Dublin; the Gaiety Theatre; St. Francis Xavier's Hall; The City Hall, Cork; the Regal Cinema, Waterford; Savoy Cinema, Limerick; Rosary Hall, Taylor's Hill, Galway.

First performance in Ireland of Valem's 'The Churchyard by the Sea' on 9/2/60.

Note in programme for 27/1/63-28/1/63 that Richard Lewis was indisposed and his place was to be taken by William McAlpine.
Date range of collection
1960 - 1963
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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
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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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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