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Collection Description

Collection Title
Boydell Collection: Theatre programmes (1937-95)
Unique Identifier
Boydell Programmes Box 4
One folder of miscellaneous programmes collected by Dr Brian Boydell from 1937-95.

11/4/37: Gaiety Theatre: 'The first public Symphony Concert under the auspices of the Broadcasting Service of the Irish Free State', guest conductor Sir Adrian Boult, soloists Renee Flynn and Thelma Reiss.
12/9/36: Theatre Royal: John McCormack, William Primrose with Percy Kahn. Wordbook.
16/3/83: Gate Theatre: Countney Kenny. Contains biographical note.
3/12/67-18/12/67: Gate Theatre: 'Project 67'. Leaflet containing events listings including performance by the Dowland Consort.
31/10/65: Cork Opera House: 'Gala Opening' including Opera House Orchestra and the Band of the Southern Command.
21/6/95-24/6/95: Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College: 'A Passionate Man - a new opera about Jonathan Swift by James Wilson and Bruce Arnold' presented by Swift Opera Production and St. Patrick's Hospital. Contains biographical and programme notes.
25/5/58: Theatre Royal, Dublin: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Contains programme notes.
12/10/58-9/11/58: Gaiety Theatre: Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra; Autumn Proms. Leaflet.
8/6/81-13/6/81: Abbey Theatre: Irish National Opera. Premiere of 'The Wedding' by AJ Potter. Contains biographical and programme notes and an essay on Irish Opera.
23/6/80-28/6/80: Gaiety Theatre: Dublin City Ballet.
[date and location unknown]: Irish Theatre Ballet.
1/4/63-10/4/63: Gate Theatre: Irish Theatre Ballet.
1/8/98: Helsingør Theater, Denmark: Aarhus Sommeropera.
13/5/57: Theatre Royal, Dublin: The Royal Ballet (formerly the Sadler's Wells Ballet; part of the International Theatre Festival.
23/3/57: Theatre Royal, Dublin: The Bamberger Symphoniker. Contains programme notes.
[specific date and location unknown /72]: Cork Ballet Company Silver Jubilee 1945-1972 Souvenir Programme. Contains historical notes.

Collection includes non-musical theatrical programmes, revue programmes.
Uncatalogued collection; identifier will change. Check with librarian in Early Printed Books Dept.
Date range of collection
1937 - 1995
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Viewing the collection
This is an uncatalogued collection which is currently not generally available to readers. Access can be arranged, but only Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm and with advance notice.

Location Details

Trinity College Dublin, Library
College Street Dublin Dublin 2
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+353 1 608 3774
Collections Overview
The music collections are spread over three Library departments. The main collections of music literature and printed music are held in the Music Library, located in the Ussher Library. The open access collections are focussed on supporting the academic needs of students and staff of the College. They include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies (including online databases), as well as a separate collection of student lending material. Printed music on open access includes collected editions of the works of over 70 composers, anthologies, manuscript facsimiles, and other individual works and editions. The closed access collection is large and diverse, containing items received under legal deposit mainly since about 1880. Earlier printed music is held in the Department of Early Printed Books. Two special collections stand out: the Ebenezer Prout Collection, particularly strong in music and editions of the 19th century, and the Townley Hall Collection, a country house collection of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Department of Manuscripts holds all music manuscript material. The collection includes liturgical music of the 11th-18th centuries, the Ballet and Dallis lute books, the 16th-century Dublin Virginal Book, the Mercer's Hospital collection, and Irish folk music collected by Petrie, Goodman and Moeran. Several twentieth century Irish composers (Barry, Boydell, Boyle, Deale, Duff, May, Victory) are also represented.
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