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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 58 (1975-1977)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 58
Collection of individual programmes and festival booklets from the Wexford Opera Festival from 1975-1977.

Festival booklets:
10/77: 26th Opera Festival. Contains a timetable for all the events happening during the festival including concerts.
10/77: Wexford Festival Opera 77. Contains programmes for all of the concerts held during the festival, biographical notes on performers and programme notes on the works.

24/10/75: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street, Wexford: Organ recital by Ruth Kuster. Includes biographical notes.
25/10/75 (plus duplicate): Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford: Mary O'Hara.
25/10/75: Theatre Royal: Sena Jurinac with David Harper. Part of the Wexford Festival 75. Includes biographical note on the performing group and programme notes. Word Book.
25/10/75-2/11/75: The Arts Centre: Beethoven's String Quartets played by the Alberni String Quartet. Part of the Wexford Festival 75.
23/10/77, 26/10/77, 30/10/77: Mr. Whites and Talbot Hotel: The Consort of St. Sepulchre. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1977. Includes biographical note on the performing group and programme notes.
22/10/77: Theatre Royal, Wexford: Kerstin Meyer accompanied by Jonathan Hinden. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1977.Includes biographical note on performer. Word book.
22/10/77, 28/10/77, 29/10/77: Mr. Whites: Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin and Piano performed by Therese Timoney and Gillian Smith. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1977. Includes biographical note on the performing group and programme notes.

Flyer: 25/10/[year unknown]-2/11/[year unknown]: Arts Centre Cormarket: The Beethoven Quartets played by the Alberni String Quartet.

22/10/75-2/11/75 (plus duplicate): Wexford Festival Opera.
19/10/77-30/10/77: Wexford Festival Opera.

Festival Newsletter: 19/10/77-30/10/77. Contains essay by T.J. Walsh.

The collection also contains correspondence, tickets, press releases, press cuttings and photographs.
Date range of collection
1975 - 1977
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

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.
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