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Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 77 (1970)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 77
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from 13/1/70-24/12/70.

TCD Concerts:
9/2/70 & 11/2/70: Trinity College Chapel: Michael Weedle and David Milne with the Chapel Choir and Instrumentalists. Flyer.
9/2/70: Trinity College Chapel: Michael Weedle.
11/2/70: Trinity College Chapel: David Milne with the Chapel Choir and Instrumentalists.
27/2/70: Examination Hall, TCD: 'Renaissance songs and dances' performed by Margaret Wilson, Jennifer Robinson, Andrew Robinson, David Milne and Barra Boydell; Mass by Eric Sweeney (first complete performance) performed by the Chapel Choir of Trinity College Dublin, Renée Kingston, Margaret Wilson, Adrian Brunton, Bernard Linnemann and David Milne.
25/4/[70]: Examination Hall, Trinity College Dublin: Marie Claude Werchowski presented by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy and the Alliance Francaise of Dublin. Invitation.
25/5/[70]: Trinity College Chapel: James Dalton.
23/5/70: Examination Hall, Trinity College: 'Musica Reservata - Recital of Mediaeval Music' presented by the Dublin University Central Music Committee. Accompanied by wordsheet.
25/5/70: Trinity College Chapel: James Dalton. [different to other]
27/5/70: University of Dublin Trinity College Chapel: College Singers.
27/6/[70]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchestra. Flyer.
10/7/70: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchesra. Contains programme notes.
28/11/70 [plus duplicate]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchestra presented by the University Philosophical Society.
17/11/[70]: Trinity College Chapel: Eric Sweeney. Flyer.
21/11/[70]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Jupiter Ensemble. Flyer.
26/11/[70]: Trinity College Dublin: David Lumsden.
11/12/70: Trinity College Chapel: The Chapel Choir, the College Singers directed by David Milne. Contains programme notes.

Wexford concerts:
30/1/70: [plus duplicate]: Wexford Mini Festival. Festival programme booklet. Contains programme and biographical notes and words.
7/3/70: [location unknown]: Anne Howells and John Constable. [Part of the Wexford Mini Festival].
7/3/70: [location unknown]: Narciso Yepes. [Part of the Wexford Mini Festival].
8/3/70: [location unknown]: Peter Katin. [Part of the Wexford Mini Festival].
11/9/70-13/9/70: Wexford: Festival of Living Music. Events listing.
13/9/70: Theatre Royal, Wexford: RTE Light Orcestra.

Slieve Fest programmes:
4/4/70-5/4/70: Slieve Donard Hotel: The Ulster Orchestra presented by Grand Metropolitan Hotels.
4/4/70-5/4/70: Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, Co. Down: The Slieve Feast of music, food and wine. Leaflet containing festival events listing.

Stolow Quartet concerts:
[date and location unknown]: Stolow String Quartet.
7/4/70: [location unknown]: The Stolow Quartet. Part of the Dublin Arts Festival 70.

Castletown concerts:
3/5/70: Castletown: The Dublin Baroque Players presented by the Irish Georgian Society. Includes programme notes.
10/5/70: Castletown House, Celbridge: College Singers presented by the Irish Georgian Society.
19/7/70: Castletown: Dublin Festival Choir. Ticket.
6/9/70-27/9/70: Castletown House: Andrian Vale, Anne Makower, Christopher Fitz-Simon with John O'Conor. 'The Sheridans'.
24/12/[70]: Castletown: Dublin Boy Singers presented by the Irish Georgian Society.

Metropolitan Hall concerts:
15/4/70: Metropolitan Hall: Stedfast Band Annual Concert with the Lindsay Singers.
13/6/70: Metropolitan Hall: Dublin Orchestral Players '30th Anniversary Concert'.

St. Mary's Church, Haddington Rd. concerts:
10/3/[70]: St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road: Gerard Gillen and St. Mary's Church Choir.
8/6/70: St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road: Gerard Gillen.
15/7/70: St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road: Eric Sweeney.
29/7/70: St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road: Robert Munns.

National Stadium concerts:
13/5/70 & 16/5/70: National Stadium, Dublin: Our Lady's Choral Society Silver Jubilee Concerts with the RTE Symphony Orchestra. Wordbook.
8/7/70: National Stadium: Terrance Molloy.
18/12/70: National Stadium: Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Symphony Orchestra.

St. Patrick's Cathedral concerts:
8/4/70: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Fernando Germani.
[date unknown]: St. Patrick's Cathedral. Francis Jackson. Contains programme notes.

Peacock Theatre concerts:
5/7/70: Peacock Theatre, Dublin: 'An evening of poetry & music'.
18/10/[70]: Peacock Theatre: Grainne Yeats 'A Carolan Evening'.

RDS concerts:
2/5/70: RDS Concert Hall: Rita Streich with Geoffrey Parsons presented by the International Record Lending Library. Includes biographical note on the performer.
20/10/70: RDS Concert Hall: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with Geoffrey Parsons. Wordbook.

Gaiety Theatre concerts:
22/3/70: Gaiety Theatre: Guinness Choir, RTE Singers & Choral Society, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Marjorie Wright, Bernadette Greevy, Louis Browne and Jaroslav Horacek presented by RTE. Wordbook.
26/10/70: Gaiety Theatre: 'an Irish Orchestra' conducted by Henry Mancini and Elmer Bernstein in aid of the John F Kennedy Memorial Concert Hall.

Waterford concerts:
10/2/70: Church of the Holy Trinity, Waterford: The Waterford Singers.
1/12/70: Church of the Sacred Heart, Waterford: The Waterford Singers.

Music Association of Ireland concerts:
1/10/[70]: St. Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe: Anne Woodworth and Veronica McSwiney presented by the Music Association of Ireland, the Killaloe & Ballina Development Association and the Irish Countrywomans' Association. Poster.
8/10/[70]: Royal College of Physicians: Edward Beckett with Veronica McSwiney presented by the Music Association of Ireland. Contains biographical notes on composers.

Miscellaneous programmes:
13/1/70: Liberty Hall, Dublin: John Williams.
22/2/70: County Hall, Mullingar: Mullingar Choir presented by the Mullingar Choral Society.
22/2/[70]: Abbey Theatre Dublin: Great National Singing Contest 'The Voice of Ireland'.
[date and location unknown]: The Athenian Guitar Duo.
9/3/70: St. Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra: Rudolf Buchbinder presented by the Irish Austrian Society.
12/3/[70]: Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church: The Trostan Singers.
27/4/70: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: Melville Cook presented by the Leinster Society of Organists and Choirmasters. Flyer.
29/4/70-3/5/70: Cork International Choral and Folk Dance Festival. Festival programme booklet. Accompanied by sheet delineating corrections to the programme.
2/6/[70]: [location unknown]: John Gibson.
3/6/70: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Gerard Gillen.
[date and location unknown]: Ulster Orchestra, and the Choir of Limerick Choral Union presented by the Limerick Choral Union. Wordbook and programme notes.
9/6/70: Training College Hall, S.C. Road, Limerick: The Amadeus String Quartet presented by the Limerick Music Associtaion. Flyer.
4/6/70: St. Nicholas House, Rostrevor Road, Rathgar: Bruce Flegg with Jeannie Reddin.
8/6/70: SMU: Timothy Pearson, Charles Ransom and Celene Staveley. Annotated.
Summer/70: [location unknown]: Alverno College Choir and Saint Joseph's College Choirs and Band, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA European Concert Tour.
20/6/[70]-21/6/[70]: Abbey Theatre: Irish National Opera' Twelfth Night' by James Wilson. Includes programme and biographical notes.
[date and location unknown]: Mimura Harp Ensemble Tokyo: Ireland-Japan Society Recital Programme.
17/7/70: Jubilee Hall: [performers unknown].
12/9/70: Design Centre: Kilkenny: Nora Vaughan, George Vaughan [and Peter Leippe]. Flyer and programme booklet/wordbook
17/9/70: St. Werburgh's Church, Dublin: Gerard Gillen.
16/10/70-17/10/70: St. Patrick's College, Dublin: the Vienna Boys Choir.
13/11/70: Christ Church Rathgar: Eric Sweeney and St. Sepulchre's Consort for Old Music. Contains programme notes.
[date unknown]: Player-Wills Theatre, Dublin: Hamburg State Opera.
11/12/70: Methodist Centenary Church: Messiah.
10/12/[70]: City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Students' Union College of Music: Mary Gallagher and Veronica McSwiney.
19/12/[70]: Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church: Trostan Singers.
[date and location unknown]: Karl Wolfram.
5/12/70: Muckross Park, Marlborough Road, Donnybrook: Dublin Orchestral Players.
10/1/[year unknown]-15/3/[year unknown]: Belfast: Beethoven Bicentenary Festival. Souvenir festival programme booklet.

Collection includes miscellanous programmes with no details of dates, locations or performers; miscellaneous wordsheets; Slieve Donard hotel leaflet; correspondence; press cuttings; press releases; film programmes; a Macra na Feirme cabaret programme; an Oireachtas clar for 1970.
Date range of collection
1970 - 1970
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Not Specific
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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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council