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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 71 (1963-1985)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 71
Description
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from 1963-85.

St. Francis Xavier Hall Concerts:
30/5/63: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Dublin Orchestral Players.
21/1/64: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Tamas Vasary. Concert Hall Fund.

Wexford concert programmes:
26/10/64: White's Barn: Edward Beckett, John Beckett and Betty Sullivan as part of the Wexford Festival 1964. Flyer.
[26/10]/64: [White's Barn]: Edward Beckett, John Beckett and Betty Sullivan as part of the Wexford Festival 1964. 'A recital of music by Johann Sebastian Bach.'

RE programmes:
10/3/64: Coláiste Phádraig Dromchonnrach: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra [plus sheet of programme notes].
25/3/[64]: National Stadium Dublin: Our Lady's Choral Society with the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.
12/4/64: Aula Maxima, Newman House: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra presented by Coláiste na h-Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath Music Society.
10/5/64: Gaiety Theatre: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra with Jose Iturbi.
15/3/64: Gaiety Theatre: Radio Éireann Light Orchestra, Ceoltóirí Chualann, the McCoy Dancers, the International Céilí Band, the Radio Éireann Choral Ensemble including Cantairí R.E ' A festival concert of Irish Music'.
4/10/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra. Contains programme notes.
14/3/65: Gaiety Theatre: Kilfenora Céilí Band, the McCoy Dancers, the Radio Éireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Éireann Singers and Choral Society 'A festival concert of Irish Music'.
23/12/[64]: National Stadium: Our Lady's Choral Society. With the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.
30/4/63: Public Theatre: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra presented by The University of Dublin Central Music Committee. Contains programme notes.
1/10/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Eireann Singers, Loretto McGrath, Austin Gaffney, Rawicz and Landauer. Invitation Concert.
15/10/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Eireann Singers, Aedín Ní Choileáin, Helmut Seeber, William Clauson and Trio Los Guaramex. Invitation Concert.
5/11/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, Bernadette Greevy and Charles Lynch. Invitation Concert.
5/11/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, Patricia Cahill, Patrick Potts, John Tate and Bart Walker. Invitation Concert.
17/12/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, Catherine Michel and Henry Hinds. Invitation Concert.
31/12/65: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Eireann Singers, Ann Moran, Michael O'Duffy, Edward Beckett. Invitation Concert.
4/2/66: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Eireann Singers, Veronica Dunne, Edwin Fitzgibbon, Benny McNeill. Invitation Concert.
18/2/66: St. Francis Xavier Hall: Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, the Radio Eireann Singers, Darina Gibson, Teresa Clifford, Edmund Browne. Invitation Concert.
6/5/64: St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick: Limerick Symphony Concerts Society, Limerick Choral Union and the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra.

Dublin Orchestral Players concerts:
19/3/64: The Marian Hall, Milltown: Dublin Orchestral Players.
30/5/64: Saint Columba's College: Dublin Orchestral Players.
4/6/64: The Marian Hall, Milltown: Dublin Orchestral Players.
28/11/64: The Marian Hall, Milltown: Dublin Orchestral Players.

St. Bartholomew's Church concerts:
15/4/64-6/3/64: S. Bartholomew's Church, Dublin: Programme of four recitals given to mark the re-opening of the organ by Allan Wicks, David Lee, Georges Minne and Helmut Hoeing.
21/6/64-28/6/64: Parish Church of S. Bartholomew, Clyde Road, Dublin: Midsummer Festival of Liturgy and Music 1964.

TCD concerts:
12/3/64: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Stuttgard Chamber Orchestra presented by the German Institute for Cultural Relations.
9/12/64-10/12/64: Examination Hall, Trinity College: University of Dublin Choral Society Michaelmas Concert; 128th season, 388th concert. Joseph Groocock conducted.
2/12/64: Public Theatre, Trinity College: A concert presented by the University of Dublin Central Music Committee on the occasion of the bicentenary of the founding of the chair of music: The University of Dublin Choral Society, the College Singers, Doreen Droste and Joseph Groocock, The College Orchestra, John Ronayne and Elgin Strub.
2/7/65: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Irish Chamber Orchestra with Bernadette Greevy 'A season of Lunchtime Concerts presented by Radio Eireann'.
19/5/79: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Daire Fitzgerald with the Dublin Baroque Players presented by the University Philosophical Society. Flyer.

Miscellaneous programmes:
22/1/64: Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford: The Waterford Singers. [only cover extant - bears picture of the choir and delineates members names].
28/2/64: [UCD]: Queen's University Renaissance Singers and the Queen's University Chamber Orchestra presented by the UCD Music Society. [plus word sheets].
5/3/64: Adelaide Road, Presbyterian Church: Trostan Singers.
11/3/64: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin: Pierre Cochereau.
2/4/64: Metropolitan Hall: Bantracht na tuatha (ICA) Festival of Combined Choirs.
11/4/64: Shelbourne Hotel: Osian Ellis presented by Cáirde na Cruite.
15/4/64: The Irish Life Assurance Building, Mespil Road: Mabel and Ronald Swainson & Minnie Clancy.
23/5/64: Ely Hall, Ely Place: Mary Gallagher and Veronica McSwiney.
29/5/64: Dun Laoghaire Town Hall: Stedfast Band Annual Concert with The John Hughes Trio.
17/6/64: Aberdeen Hall: Choral and Instrumental Concert by the Senior Students of the College of Music. [accompanied by a record of success in the Feis Ceoil of 1964 by the students of the school].
24/6/64: [location unknown]: Junior Concert.
11/12/64: Methodist Centenary Church: Messiah.
17/9/64: St. Werburgh's Church, Dublin: Joseph Groocock.
9/64: Ballinrobe: Season of Chamber Opera.
30/8/67-2/9/67: Edinburgh International Festival 1967. Flyer.
23/11/64: Wiesbaden State Theatre and Gaiety Theatre: Dublin Grand Opera Society.
25/10/64: Capitol Cinema, Wexford: Irish Chamber Orchestra and Guinness Choir presented by the Wexford Chamber of Commerce. Contains programme notes and libretto.
5/11/64: Christ Church, Leeson Park: Gerard Gillen presented by the Music Association of Ireland 'Coming Out Recital'.
Spring/85: Irish National Opera, Spring Tour 1985.
27/10/64: Metropolitan Hall: Thomas Rajna presented by the Concert & Assembly Ltd.
29/12/65: Dagg Hall, RIAM: Darina Gibson and Aisling Drury Byrne.


Collection includes programmes from musicals, gramaphone recitals, miscellaneous wordsheets, wordsheets for 'Songs from Prison' by Frederick May,a booklet on the chair of music in the university of Dublin and a historical booklet from the Rathgar and Rathmines Musical Society.
Format
Date range of collection
1964 - 1985
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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.
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Accrual Status
Closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council