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Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 82 (1975)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 82
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from 1975.

TCD Concerts:
6/1/75-9/1/75: Trinity College: The Allegri Quartet.
8/2/75: Dublin University Trinity College Chapel: William Watson. Contains programme notes.
15/2/75 [plus duplicate]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Frank Dunne with Eric Sweeney and William Young presented by the University of Dublin Central Music Committee. Accompanied by biographical note and historical note on the piano.
18/2/75: College Chapel, TCD: Raymond Russell.
1/3/75: Trinity College Examination Hall: Restore String Quartet. Contains programme notes.
6/3/75: Trinity College Dublin: Dublin Orchestral Players with James Kavanagh, Fred O'Callaghan and Kenneth Jones. Contains programme notes.
15/3/[75]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: The City Waites; part of the Dublin Arts Festival.
22/3/75: Trinity College Chapel: Gerald Barry.
20/4/75: College Chapel, TCD: Renaissance Consort.
23/4/75: TCD Chapel: Desmond Hunter.
25/4/75: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin Baroque Players presented by the University Philosophical Society. Contains programme notes.
21/6/75: Trinity College Examination Hall: Testore String Quartet. Contains programme notes.
15/10/75: College Chapel, TCD: Guy Bovet presented by the Organ Committee Trinity College.
11/11/[75]: College Chapel: Georges Minne; Michael Van Dessel Memorial Series. Contains biographical and historial notes.
29/11/75: Trinity College: Veronica McSwiney.
6/12/75: Trinity College Dublin Examination Hall: Dublin Orchestral Players with Hugh Tinney. Contains programme notes.
22/11/75: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Orchestra presented by the University Philosophical Society. Contains programme notes.
18/9/75: Examination Hall, Trinity College: New Irish Chamber Choir. Contains programme notes.
17/12/[year unknown]-20/12/[year unknown]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Consort of St. Sepulchre. Contains programme notes.

Dun Laoghaire Concerts:
11/1/75: Dun Laoghaire Town Hall: David Lane, Maeve Broderick and Havelock Nelson. Contains biographical notes.
8/[month unknown]/75: Dun Laoghaire Town Hall: Joseph Dalton and Bernard Geary; part of the Dun Laoghaire Arts Week 1975. Wordbook.
12/11/[year unknown]-29/11/[year unknown] [plus duplicate]: Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire; Royal Hibernian Hotel; St. Patrick's College Carlow: Charles Lynch; Radoslav Kvapil and Jan Cap presented by Petrof Pianos. Contains programme notes.

Belfast Concerts:
14/9/75: Belfast Cathedral: Desmond Hunter. Contains biographical note.

St. Theresa's Church concerts:
19/1/75: St Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street: Alan Haverson.
9/2/75: St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street: Nicholas Kynaston. Contains programme notes.
16/2/75 [plus duplicate]: St. Teresa's Church: William West. Contains biographical note.
23/2/75: St. Teresa's Church: Francis Jackson.
9/3/75: St. Teresa's Church: Georges Milne.
9/7/75: St. Teresa's Church: John Grady.

Association of Young Composers concerts:
22/1/75: [location unknown]: Aisling Drury-Byrne, Brian Beckett, Cecilia Donoghue, Sean Kennedy, Jack Keogh, Denis O'Sullivan, Anne Cant, Anne Woodworth, Jane O'Leary, Carol Block, John Finucane and Gillian Smith: Association of Young Irish Composers Concert. Contains programme notes.

Service Culturel de L'Ambassade de France concerts:
28/1/75: National Gallery, Merrion Square: Geraldine O'Grady with Eily O'Grady presented by the Service Culturel de L'Ambassade de France and the Alliance Francaise de Dublin. Accompanied by programme notes.
6/3/75: Royal Hibernian Hotel: Moses Sequerra and Francis Verba presented by the Service Culturel de L'Ambassade de France and Alliance Francaise de Dublin.

St. Patrick's Cathedral concerts:
[date unknown]: The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick, Dublin: Pierre Cochereau. Contains biographical notes.
21/11/74 and/or [6/2/75]: St. Patrick's Cathedral: The Cathedral Choir and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra. Wordbook.
8/3/[75]: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Belfast Cathedral Choir, New Irish Chamber Orchestra with Nora Ring, Bernadette Greevy, Frank Dunne and George Vaughan; part of the Dublin Arts Festival. Contains programme notes.
16/3/75: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Dublin Baroque Players. Wordbook.
9/4/75: The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick Dublin: Peter Sweeney. Contains biographical note.
18/12/75: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Austin Gaffney, The Lindsay Singers, St. James's Choir and the RTE Light Orchestra. Wordbook.

RDS Concerts:
8/3/75: RDS Concert Hall: The Stedfast Band with Geradline O'Grady and Eily O'Grady.
14/3/[75]-15/3/[75]: RDS Concert Hall & College of Education, Limerick: Dezsö Ránki presented by the Limerick Music Association. Contains biographical and programme notes.
3/4/75: RDS Concert Hall: The Band of An Garda Síochána : Garda Síochána Benevolent Society Concert.
22/5/75: RDS Concert Hall: The Gárda Choir.
24/5/75: RDS: Gerard Souzay.
30/11/75: Royal Dublin Society: Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Contains programme notes.

St. Ann's Church, concerts:
16/2/[75]: St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street: Irene Sandford, Bernadette Greevy, Frank Patterson, William Young, the Guinness Choir and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra with Gillian Smith. Bach Cantatas; 'A sequence of three weekly performances'.
11/3/[75]: St. Ann's Church: Frank Patterson, the Henry Purcell Consort, John Beckett, Therese Timoney, Arthur McIver, Ruth David and Betty Sullivan; part of Dublin Arts Festival. Contains programme notes.

National Gallery of Ireland Concerts:
21/3/75: National Gallery of Ireland: Caitríona Yeats presented by Cáirde Na Cruite.
21/4/75: National Gallery of Ireland: Hesketh Piano Quartet presented by the Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France and the Alliance Francaise de Dublin. Contains biographical and programme notes.
5/5/[75]: National Gallery of Ireland: Hideko Udagawa and Clifford Benson presented by the Ireland-Japan Society. Contains biographical notes.
15/10/75: National Gallery of Ireland: Maruja Rodriguez with Manuel Ferrer presented by the Spanish Cultural Institute. Contains biographical note.
2/12/75 & 9/12/75 [plus duplicate]: National Gallery of Ireland: Charles Lynch presented by the Service Culturel de L'Ambassade de France and Alliance Francaise de Dublin.

St. Catherine's Church concerts:
3/4/75: St. Catherine's Church: the St. Thomas Concert Band with Edmund Browne. Ticket.
10/5/75 [plus duplicate]: St. Catherine: The Consort of St. Sepulchre; part of the Liberties Festival.
11/5/[75]: St. Catherine's Churh: Catherine Gaughan with Helen McDonnell.
7/11/75: St. Catherine's Thomas Street: Christopher Dearnley.

Monkstown concerts:
19/5/75: Monkstown: Anne Makower, Andrew Robinson and Veronica McSwiney; part of May in Monkstown.
19/5/75-30/5/75: Monkstown Parish Church: May in Monkstown 'A series of six concerts'. Leaflet.
21/5/75: [Monkstown Parish Church]: Grainne Yeats; part of May in Monkstown.

St. Michael's church concerts:
4/6/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Eberhard Kraus.
18/6/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: David Lee.
25/6/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Nicholas Danby.
6/7/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: John O'Sullivan.
13/7/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Gerard Gillen.
20/7/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: William Watson.
27/7/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Patrick Devine and Clive Shannon.
3/8/75: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Una Russell.

American Embassy Chancert concerts:
29/5/75: American Embassy Chancery: Gregory Bonenberger. Contains biographical note.
7/6/75: American Embassy Chancery: University of Notre Dame in Concert - Notre Dame Glee Club presented by the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ireland/America Society.

Pro-Cathedral Concerts:
16/10/75: Pro-Cathedral Dublin: Daniel Chorzempa.
30/10/75: Pro-Cathedral, Dublin: Gerard Gillen and Bernadette Greevy. Contains biographical and programme notes.
14/11/75: Pro-Cathedral: Irene Sandford, Mary Sheridan, Robin Leggate, Sean Mitten, Our Lady's Choral Society and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra. '150th Anniversary Concert'. Contains biographical and programme notes.
17/12/75-18/12/75: Pro-Cathedral: Our Lady's Choral Society.

Dublin Theatre Festival concerts:
29/9/75-4/10/75: Project Arts Centre: Roger Doyle; part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
7/10/75-11/10/75: Christ Church Cathedral: Culwick Consort; part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 1975. Contains biographical and programme notes.

Cork concerts:
15/10/75: Cork Municipal School of Music Senior Platform.
18/10/75: Staff House, UCC: Annabel Adams, Brian Beckett, Aisling Drury-Byrne, Aine NicGabhann, Jane O'Leary, Adrian Rogers, Anne Woodworth with the UCC Madrigal Group presented by the Association of Young Irish Composers and the Arts Society UCC. Contains programme notes.

Our Lady's Choral Society concerts:
26/3/75: Whitefriar Street Church: Our Lady's Choral Society with the New Irish Chamber Choir. Wordbook.
27/6/75: National Stadium: Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Symhony Orchestra. Wordbook.

Miscellaneous programmes:
11/2/75: St. Francis Xavier Hall: RTE Symphony Orchestra, RTE Singers and the RTE Choral Society. Contains programme notes.
18/2/75: [location unknown RTE?]: The Gaudeamus Quartet. Contains programme notes.
26/2/75: Dominican Priory, Tallaght: The Dublin Baroque Players and the Tallaght Choral Society. Wordbook, contains programme notes.
[date and location unknown]: Enrique Perez de Guzman.
9/3/75: Christ Church Cathedral Waterford: Waterford Singers with the Waterford Orchestral Players. Wordbook.
12/3/75-13/3/75: [location unknown]: Wolfgang Marschner and David Lee; part of the Dublin Arts Festival presented in association with the Goethe Institute.
15/3/75: Swiss Embassy: Deszö Rànki.
[date and location unknown]: 'Music by Gerald Barry and Brian Beckett': Gerald Barry, Colin Staveley, Anne Woodworth, Doris Keogh, Gerard Kelly, Eileen Walsh, Olwen Lewis, Maria Gibbons, John Finucane, Timothy Pearson, Brian Beckett, Arthur McIvor, Donal Roche, Charles Maguire, Kathleen Behan and Una Johnson. Accompanied by programme notes and wordsheets.
16/4/75-30/4/75: Navan, Belfast, TCD and Sligo: Tony Fitzsimons. Contains biographical note.
28/4/75: Queen Elizabeth Hall: James Galway and Colin Tilney. Contains programme notes.
2/5/75-4/5/75: Assembly Hall, St. Patrick's College, Carlow: John O'Conor, Bernadette Greevy, John Beckett, Nora Ring and Brian O'Rourke and the Hesketh Piano Quartet presented by the Carlow Music Club. Wordbook.
2/5/[75]: Ulster Hall: Ulster Orchestra. Contains programme notes.
3/5/75-10/5/75: Omagh Arts Festival. Festival programme booklet.
9/5/75-18/5/75: The Liberties Festival 1976 Architectural Heritage Year. Festival programme booklet.
14/5/[75]: Harty Room, Music Department, Queen's University Belfast: Gustav Leonhardt. Contains biographical note. Leaflet.
30/5/75: St. Mark's Hall: Bernadette Greevy and John Beckett. Wordbook.
27/5/75-30/5/75: Dublin Mozart Festival. Festival programme booklet. Contains programme notes.
1/6/75: St. Bartholomew's Church: Camerata Singers; part of Midsummer Festival 1975. Wordbook.
5/6/75: Colaise Mhuire, Parnell Square: Dublin Orchestral Players with Brendan Chawke. Contains biographical and programme notes.
26/6/75 & 28/6/75: College of Education, Limerick & John Player Theatre, Dublin: Andras Schiff presented by the Limerick Music Association.
4/7/75-6/7/75: Killarney Bach Festival. Festival programme booklet.
28/9/75: Great Hall, Castletown House: Dublin Boy Singers with Frank Hughes presented by the Irish Georgian Society.
[date unknown]: St. Philip and St. James Church, Blackrock: Ann Cant, David Lane, Joseph Groocock.
12/10/75: St. Mary's Shanakiel: Guy Bovet.
15/10/75: Liberty Hall: Consort of St. Sepulchre.
19/10/75: Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh: Arthur Moyse and Joseph Groocock.
11/10/75: St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny: The Collegium Musicum St. Martini, Bremen, West Germany.
7/11/75: St. Stephen's Church: William Young, James Cavanagh, St. Stephen's Singers UCD and Alison Young.
8/11/[75]: The Savoy, Limerick: The Johann Strauss Orchestra.
7/12/[75]: [location unknown]: Linda Croxon, Anne O'Connor, Frank Dunne, Thomas Wilson, Shirley Ging, Edith Forrest, Padraig O'Rourke and Betty O'Brien.
12/12/75-13/12/75: St. Bernadette's Church, Rosetta, Belfast: Belfast Philharmonic Society and the Ulster Orchestra. Wordbook, contains biographical and programme notes.

Collection includes miscellaneous programmes without information regarding who, when or where; a press leaflet on the City Waites; film programmes; miscellaneous wordsheets.
Date range of collection
1975 - 1975
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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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