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Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 81 (1974)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 81
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from

3/6/74-18/6/74: Abbey Theatre: 3rd International Season '74. Flyer.
5/6/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Flor Peeters.
6/6/74: St. Catherine's, Thomas Street: The Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.
19/6/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Gerard Gillen. 2 different programmes.
22/6/74 & 24/6/74: The Examination Hall, Trinity College & Belfast Cathedral: The Kings Singers. Contains programme notes.
25/6/74: St. Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road: The Camerata Singers; part of the Midsummer Festival 1974.
26/6/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Desmond Hunter.
27/6/74: Royal Hibernian Hotel: The John McCormack Society of Ireland 'tribute to John McCormack on the 90th anniversary of his birth'. Accompanied by a bulletin from the society.
2/7/74: Dominican Convent, Eccles St: Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Contains biographical and programme notes.
7/7/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Deirdre Storey.
7/7/74: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: The Douglas Gunn Ensemble and the Patrician Consort; part of Summer Music at St. Catherine's.
29/6/74-6/7/74: Enniskillen Festival. Festival programme booklet.
14/7/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Joseph Groocock.
21/7/74: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Peter Sweeney.
26/7/74-28/7/74: Killarney Bach Festival. Festival programme booklet.
11/9/74: Dun Laoghaire: Geraldine O'Grady with Eily O'Grady; part of the Dun Laoghaire Arts Week 1974.
11/9/74: Town Hall, Dun Laoghaire: James Wilson.
13/9/74: Dun Laoghaire: Charles Lynch; part of the Dun Laoghaire Arts Week 1974.
20/9/[74]: Christ Church Cathedral: Pro Musica Ensemble
21/9/94: Organ Room, RIAM: Concert of works by John Gibson and Jerome de Bromhead presented by the Association of Young Composers. Accompanied by programme notes.
24/9/74-26/9/74 [plus duplicate]: RDS; Metropolitan Hall: Pascal Roge; Charles Lynch; Daniel Adni. 'A Series of Pianoforte Recitals'; part of Arts Ireland. Contains biographical and programme notes.
27/9/[74]: Christ Church Cathedral: Arnold McKiernan, Patrician Maybury and the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir.
28/9/74: Bank of Ireland, Head Office, Baggot Street: Hesketh Piano Quartet. Contains programme notes.
3/10/74: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Lionel Rogg presented by the LMA. Contains biographical note.
[date and location unknown]: Radoslav Kvapil.
9/10-12/10/74: Christ Church Cathedral: First performance in Ireland of Monteverdi's 'L'orfeo'. Contains biographical and programme notes.
10/10/74: Rotunda of the American Embassy, Ballsbridge: Mary Sheridan and Veronica McSwiney presented by the Ireland America Society.
14/10/[74]: Bank of Ireland, Head Offica, Lower Baggot Street: Charles Lynch and Anne Cant 'Bauhaus Concert'.
15/10/74: Áras an Uachtaráin: John O'Conor presented by the President of Ireland and Mrs. Childers. Invitation.
9/10/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchestra with Bernadette Greevy presented by the Service Culturel de L'Ambassade de France et Alliance Francaise de Dublin.
16/10/74: Liberty Hall: Maurice Hasson; part of Arts Ireland. Contains programme notes.
18/10/74: American Embassy Chancery, Ballsbridge: Thomas McIntosh. Contains biographical note.
27/10/74: Wexford: Deirdre Storey; part of the Wexford Festival. Contains biographical note.
[date unknown /74: Cork, RDS, St. Patrick's Cathedral]: Vienna Boys Choir. Wordbook. Accompanied by additional wordsheets.
6/11/[74]: Public Theatre, Trinity College: The Henry Purcell Consort, the Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral and The New Irish Chamber Orchestra: 'A concert of music in Ireland during the 17th and 18th centuries' celebrating 50 years of broadcasting by the BBC Northern Ireland presented by the University of Dublin Central Music Committee in association with BBC Northern Ireland. Contains programme notes.
13/11/[74]: Public Theatre, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchestra presented by the University Philosophical Society.
15/11/74: St. Stephen's Church: David Lane, Thomas Wilson, Eric Sweeney, Betty Barrett and St. Stephen's Singers UCD.
22/11/74: [location unknown]: Gerard Gillen. Contains biographical note.
29/11/74: St. Catherine's, Thomas Street: The Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.
30/11/74: St. Patrick's Cathedral: The Lindsay Singers. Contains biographical note.
3/12/74: College Chapel: David Milne.
5/12/74: Shelbourne Hotel: Maeve Broderick and Havelock Nelson presented by the Feis Ceoil. Contains biographical notes.
6/12/74: St. Stephen's Church: Gerard Gillen.
7/12/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin Orchestral Players with Herbert Hall. Contains programme notes.
12/74: [location unknown]: Jean Belliard presented by the Alliance Francaise d'Irlande 'Concert de chansons de cour du moyen-age et de la renaissance'.
14/12/74: No.5 Trinity College: Denis O'Sullivan, Arthur McIver, Donal Roche, Charles McGuire, Catherine Behan, Evelyn Grand and Raymond Deane. 'Concert of works by Raymond Deane' presented by the Association of Young Irish Composers. Annotated. Accompanied by programme notes.
15/12/74: Royal Dublin Society: Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Contains programme notes.
17/12/74-18/12/74: Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, Dublin: Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Symphony Orchestra. Wordbook.

...correspondence; miscellaneous programme notes; miscellaneous wordsheets; and MCM EMI press book; a historial booklet on the Belfast Philharmonic Society 1874-1974.

TCD concerts:
23/1/74 [plus duplicate]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Intimate Opera Company presented by the UD Central Music Committee.
19/2/74: TCD Chapel: Deirdre Storey (College Organ Scholar)
23/3/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin Orchestral Players. Leaflet.
30/3/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Consort of St. Sepulchre.
22/4/[74]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Hesketh Piano Quartet with Anne Woodworth and John Beckett. Contains programme notes.
6/4/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Consort of St. Sepulchre.

St. Catherine's Church concerts:
2/1/74: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: Douglas Gunn Ensemble.
3/4/74: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: Douglas Gunn Ensemble.
6/3/74: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: Douglas Gunn Ensemble.
6/2/74: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: Douglas Gunn Ensemble.
25/4/[74]: Trinity College: Paetitia Van Wayenburg.
1/5/74: College Chapel: Lecture/recital by J. Groocock.
2/5/74: Trinity College: Tony Fitzsimons. Contains programme and biographical notes.
28/5/74: Examination Hall, Trinity College: John O'Conor

Abbey Theatre concerts:
1974: Abbey Theatre Third International Theatre Season brochure. (Irish Ballet Company).
3/6/74-8/6/74: Abbey Theatre: Tanzforum Cologne. 3rd International Season at the Abbey Theatre '74.

Olympia Theatre concerts:
4/3/74: Olympia Theatre: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
28/3/74 [plus duplicate]: Olympia Theatre: RTE Symphony Orchestra conducted by Elmer Bernstein. Contains programme notes.

L'Alliance Française de Dublin concerts:
31/1/74: National Gallery: Carmel O'Byrne presented by L'Alliance Française de Dublin and le Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France.
28/2/74: Liffey Room, Gresham Hotel: Françoise Pierrat presented by L'Alliance Française de Dublin and le Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France.

Irish National Opera concerts:
1/74: Dublin: Irish National Opera 'Cinderella'. Season programme booklet.
16/1/73: Schools Performance: Irish National Opera 'Cinderella'.

Dublin Arts Festival concerts:
11/3/74: St. George's Church: Alfred Deller and Desmond Dupre; part of the Dublin Arts Festival.
8/3/74-17/3/74: Dublin Arts Festival. Festival programme booklet and leaflet.

RTE Concerts:
8/4/74: American Embassy Chancery: RTE Singers 'An Evening of American Music'. Accompanied by wordsheets.
4/5/74-5/5/74: Assembly Hall, St. Patrick's College, Carlow: RTE String Quartet, Frank Patterson, the Henry Purcell Consort devised by John Beckett and presented by the Carlow Music Club.

Miscellaneous programmes:
21/1/74 [plus duplicate]: Wigmore Hall: John O'Conor.
27/2/74: Friends Meeting House, Monkstown: 'An evening of music and poetry'.
1/3/74: American Embassy, Dublin: Virginia Pleasants (harpsichord).
2/3/74: RDS Concert Hall: Stedfast Band with the Trostan Singers.
[date and location unknown]: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Souvenir Brochure and Libretto.
12/3/74-15/3/74: Mount Temple Comprehensive School: Ruth Maher and John O'Sullivan. 'The Wax Banana' and 'The Hunting of the Snark' by James Wilson. Accompanied by programme notes and wordsheets.
25/3/74-31/3/74: Dublin Music Week '74. Festival programme booklet.
31/3/73: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Dublin Baroque Players.
18/4/74: Dominican Priory, Tallaght: Tallaght Choral Society with the Dublin Baroque Players. Wordbook.
24/4/[74]-28/4/[74]: 21st Cork International Choral Festival. Festival programme booklet.
24/4/74: [Cork]: BBC Northern Singers. First performance.
11/5/[74]: Christ Church Cathedral: Gerard Gillen.
15/5/74: St. Audeon's Church: Our Lady's Choral Society and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra; part of the Liberties Festival 1974.
25/5/74: Colaiste Mhuire, Parnell Square: Dublin Orchestral Players.

Collection includes miscellaneous wordsheets; miscellaneous programmes without date location or performers details; a programme for musical exhibition entitled 'Musical Graphics, Graphic Music'; programmes for TV programmes on contemporary Irish composers; press cuttings; leaflet on Tanzforum Köln.
Date range of collection
1974 - 1974
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
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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