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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 59 (1976-78)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 59
Description
Collection of individual programmes and festival booklets from the Wexford Opera Festival from 1976-78.

Festival programmes:
20/10/76-30/10/76: Contains a timetable for all the events happening during the festival including concerts.
10/78: 27th Opera Festival: Contains a timetable for all the events happening during the festival including concerts.

Programmes:
23/10/76: Theatre Royal, Wexford: Frederica von Stade with Ed Spanjaard. Part of the 25th Wexford Festival Opera. Contains biographies on the performers and programme notes. Word book.
30/10/76: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street: Choral and Orchestral Concert by the Wexford Singers and the Radio Telefís Éireann Symphony Orchestra. Contains biographies on the performers and programme notes.
2/11/78, 4/11/78: Mr. White's: The Hesketh Piano Trio. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1978. Contains biographies on the performers and programme notes.
28/10/78, 30/10/78 (plus duplicate): Theatre Royal: Benjamin Luxon accompanied by David Willison. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1978. Contains biographies on the performers and programme notes. Word book.
4/11/78: Chruch of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street: Choral and Orchestral Concert: Wexford Festival Singers, the Wexford Children's Choir and The RTE Symphony Orchestra. Part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1978. Contains biographies on the soloists and programme notes and delineates members of the choirs.

Leaflets:
20/10/76-31/10/76 (plus duplicate): 25th Wexford Festival Opera.
25/10/78-5/11/78 (plus 2 duplicates): Wexford Festival Opera 1978.

Flyers:
24/10/[year unknown], 31/10/[year unknown]: Saddler Bar, White's Hotel: Festival Poetry and Song.
26/10/[year unknown]-29/10/[year unknown] & 2/11/[year unknown]-5/11/[year unknown]: The Great Southern Hotel, Rosslare: Gala Festival Dinner/Cabaret 'Music for the Operas'.
25/10/78: Wexford Festival Opera: 'Maxwell Harrison is ill, the role of Pedro in Tiefland will be sung by Jon Andres [continues with biography]'.

Poster:
[Year unknown]: White's Hotel, Wexford: Festival Programme: 'The "Inn" Place'.

Unassociated ephemera:
22/7/78-29/7/78: Fishguard Music Festival. Leaflet: timetable for events held as part of the festival.

Collection also contains correspondence, tickets, press releases, press cuttings, a press pack for the 'Boys of the Lough' and photographs.
Format
Date range of collection
1976 - 1978
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

Additional Collection Information

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