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Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 85 (1978)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 85
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from 1978.

RDS Concerts:
4/1/78: Member's Hall, RDS: Irish Youth Orchestra presented by Ógra Ceoil and the Royal Dublin Society. Contains biographical note.
3/10/78: RDS Concert Hall: Claudio Arrau; part of John Player Concerts. Contains programme notes.
12/11/78: RDS Concert Hall: Amadeus Quartet; part of the John Players Concerts. Contains programme notes.
1/10/78: RDS Concert Hall: John O'Conor.
8/12/78: RDS Concert Hall: Geraldine O'Grady, Veronica Dunne with Havelock Nelson. Contains biographical notes and addenda to programme.
11/11/[78]: Thomas Prior House, RDS: David Ward.

TCD Concerts:
5/1/78: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.
4/3/78: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin Orchestral Players. Flyer.
13/4/78: Christ Church, Leeson Park: The Camerata Singers with John Dexter. Wordbook, contains programme notes.
23/3/78: Trinity College Chapel: The Renaissance Consort.
30/3/78: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Simon Taylor. Contains programme notes.
18/4/78: Chapel of Trinity College: Visitatio Sepulchri. Wordbook.
1/5/78: College Chapel, TCD: Heidelberg-Mannheim Academy Choir (Kammerchor der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg-Mannheim) presented by the Goethe Institute and the University of Dublin Choral Society.
12/5/78 [plus duplicate]: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Music Society Concert.
16/6/78: Examination Hall, Trinity College: Peter Katin presented by the Hirschfeld Foundation and the TCD Students' Union. Contains biographical and programme notes.
28/9/78: Chapel, Trinity College: Mary Chappelle and Frank J. Smythe with Kenneth Cleveland. Contains biographical notes.
13/10/78-14/10/78: Adare Manor, Limerick and New Arts Building TCD: Hakan Hagegard and Thomas Schuback presented by the LMA and MAI. Wordbook, contains programme and biographical notes.
8/11/[78]: Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin: Peter Sweeney. Contains biographical note.
25/11/78: Examination Hall, Trinity College: The Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.

Freemason's Hall Concerts:
31/1/78: Grand Lodge Room, Freemasons' Hall, Dublin: Testore Chamber Orchestra with Peter Healy, William Dowdall and Malcolm Proud presented by the Dublin Masonic Society Club.
4/5/78: Freemason's Hall, Molesworth Street: The Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.

Monkstown Concerts:
22/2/78: Monkstown Parish Church: The Hesketh Trio.
15/5/78: [Monkstown]: Emer Buckley; part of May in Monkstown.
19/5/78: [Monkstown]: Anne Woodworth and Gillian Smith; part of May in Monkstown. Accompanied by wordsheet.
22/5/78: [Monkstown]: John O'Conor; part of May in Monkstown.

St. Francis Xavier Church concerts:
27/1/78: St. Francis Xavier Church: Garda Band. Contains biographical and historical notes.
2/3/78: St. Francis Xavier Church: Georgian Brass Ensemble, Gerard Gillen and Our Lady's Choral Society.

Project Arts Centre concerts:
1/78-3/78: Project Arts Centre. Season programme booklet.
[6/3/78: Project Arts Centre]: Paul Hayes - New Music.

Pro-Cathedral Concerts:
23/2/78: Pro-Cathedral: Violet Twomey and Hugh Maguire with the New Irish Chamber Orchestra; for The Rotunda Girls' Aid Society Campaign.
15/3/78: Pro-Cathedral: St. Mary's College, Arklow, Past Pupil's Choir with Siobhán McManus, Jacqueline Curran, Terence Duffy and Gerard Gillen.
6/6/78-13/6/78 [plus duplicate]: Pro-Cathedral: Gerard Gillen 'Lunchtime Organ Music'.
20/6/78-27/6/78: Pro-Cathedral Dublin: Norman Finlay and Michael Hoeg.
9/11/78: Pro-Cathedral, Dublin: Past and Present members of the Schola Cantorum, St. Finian's College, Mullingar.
17/11/78: Pro-Cathedral: Our Lady's Choral Society and Orchestra. Wordbook containing programme and biographical notes.

Christchurch Concerts:
2/5/78: Christ Church Cathedral: Thérèse Timoney and Gillian Smith. Contains programme notes.
4/5/78: Christ Church Cathedral: John O'Conor.
29/11/78: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: Camerata Singers with John Dexter. Contains programme notes.

St. Catherine's Concerts:
30/5/78: St. Catherine's Hall, Thomas St: Dublin Orchestral Players. Flyer.
15/5/78: St. Catherine's Church, Thomas Street: Dublin Training Orchestra. Contains biographical and programme notes.
17/6/78: St. Catherine's Church, Thomas Street: Renaissance Consort.

St. Michael's Church concerts:
18/6/78: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Peter Hurford.
11/6/78: St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire: Peter Sweeney
25/6/78: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Piet Kee. Accompanied by addenda: Desmond Hunter played instead.
2/7/78: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: Geraldine Malone and Gerard Gillen.
16/7/78: St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire: Martin Ennis; part of the Summer Organ Recitals 1978.

Abbey Theatre concerts:
2/4/78 & 13/4/78-16/4/78: Abbey Theatre & Taibhdhearc: Cosi Fan Tutti.
19/6/[78] & 26/6/[78]: Abbey Theatre: Irish Ballet Company.

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art concerts:
21/5/78: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde.
25/6/78: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde.
10/12/78: Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Hesketh Piano Trio and Anne Cant. Contains programme notes.
17/12/78: Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Thérèse Timoney, Gillian Smith, Anne Cant and Brian O'Rourke. Contains programme notes.

St. Patrick's Cathedral concerts:
27/4/78: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Peter Sweeney presented by Feis Ceoil. Contains programme notes.
30/6/78-1/7/78: St. Patrick's Cathedral: James Galway and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra; part of the John Player Concerts. Contains programme notes.
25/9/78: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Philip Moore. Contains biographical note.
23/10/78: St. Patrick's Cathedral: Stephen Barber. Contains biographical notes.

Kilkenny Concerts:
28/8/78 [plus duplicate]: Black Abbey, Kilkenny: Aideen Lane, Nora Ring, Nigel Williams, John Milne and John O'Sullivan; part of Kilkenny Arts Week 1978.
29/8/78: Black Abbey, Kilkenny: Aisling Heneghan; part of Kilkenny Arts Week 1978. [plus flyer].
30/8/78: Black Abbey, Kilkenny: Colette McGahan and Margaret O'Sullivan; part of Kilkenny Arts Week 1978. Wordbook.

John Player Theatre concerts:
19/10/78: John Player Theatre: Anne Cant, Anne Woodworth, Aising Drury-Byrne and Lynda Byrne presented by the Feis Ceoil.
25/11/78: John Player Theatre: Concorde. Wordbook.

St. Patrick's Training College concerts:
18/11/78: St. Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra: The Vienna Haydn Trio presented by the Irish-Austrian Society. Contains programme notes.
30/4/78: St. Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra: Dublin Symphony Orchestra. Contains programme notes.

Gaiety Theatre concerts:
28/3/[78]-4/4/[78]: Gaiety Theatre: Dublin Grand Opera Society.
17/9/[78]: Gaiety Theatre: Swingle II; part of John Player Concerts. Contains programme notes.

Miscellaneous programmes:
21/12/78-22/12/78: Carmelite Church, Whitefriar St: Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Symphony Orchestra. Wordbook, contains historical, biographical and programme notes.
23/2/78: London Tara Hotel: Douglas Gunn Ensemble. Contains biographical notes.
8/2/78-23/3/78: Tour: Tony Fitzsimons. Contain biographical notes.
20/3/78: National Gallery: Hideko Udagawa and John York. Contains biographical note.
21/3/78: St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row: St. James' Choir and Orchestra with Violet Twomey, Brendan Cavanagh, Bernadette Greevy and William Young. Contains programme notes.
26/4/78: Colaiste Mhuire, Parnell Square: Concorde.
14/5/[78]: St. Patrick's College Chapel, Maynooth: Nicholas Danby. Contains programme notes. Accompanied by historical booklet on the organ of the college chapel.
11/5/78 & 12/5/78: Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast & The New Technical College Portadown: Louis Kentner with the Ulster Orchestra. Leaflet.
19/5/78-21/5/78: St. Patrick's College, Carlow: Charles Lynch; Bernadette Greevy; Pan Hon Lee and Michael McGuffin presented by the Carlow Music Club.
20/5/78: Church of St. Nicholas and St. Luke's Without, the Coombe, Dublin: New Irish Chamber Orchestra; part of the Dublin Liberties Festival.
[date and location unknown]: City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee College of Music.
28/5/78 & 30/5/78: Dominican Priory, Tallaght & St. Saviours Dominican Church, Waterford: Tallaght Choral Society and the Dublin Baroque Players. Contains words and programme notes.
16/6/[78]-25/6/[78]: Malahide Festival. Festival programme booklet.
24/6/78-25/6/78: City of Dublin International Festival of Music. Festival programme.
29/6/[78]: Royal Marine Hotel Ballroom, Dun Laoghaire: Paul Hayes, Raymond Deane and Roger Doyle; part of the Borough of Dun Laoghaire Summer Festival.
14/7/78: National Gallery of Ireland: 1977 Arts Council Scholarship Holders presented by the Arts Council. Contains biographical notes.
15/7/[78]: Castletown: Harriet Petherick. Contains biographical note.
16/7/[78]-23/7/[78]: Dublin Folk Festival 1978 - Festival of Traditional Music. Festival programme booklet.
23/7/78: Canal Hotel, Robertstown: Bernadette Greevy with John Beckett. 'Grand Canal Festa Robertstown 1978'.
6/8/[78]-11/8/[78]: London, Dublin, Aberdeen, Copenhagen: European Community Youth Orchestra. World premiere of Britten's 'Overture to Paul Bunyan'. Contains programme notes.
5/9/78: Young Musicians of the Borough; part of Dun Laoghaire Arts Week.
6/9/78: Camerata Singers; part of Kilkenny Arts Week 1978.
14/9/78: Ulster Museum: Bernadette Greevy and Havelock Nelson.
14/9/78 [plus duplicate]: American Embassy Chancery, Ballsbridge: Eugene Gratovich and George Flynn.
78/79: National Tour: Irish National Opera. Contains biographical and programme notes.
2/10/[78], 6/10/[78] & 7/10/[78]: Belfast, Cork & Dublin: Amalie Malling and Henrik Sachsenskjold.
[date and location unknown]: Denise Kelly. Contains biographical notes.
4/11/78: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street: Felicity Palmer, Emily Hastings, Robert White, Joseph Rouleau, Wexford Festival Singers and the Wexford Children's Choir with the RTE Symphony Orchestra; part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1978. Contains biographical and programme notes.
[date and location unknown]: St. James Choir and Orchestra, Violet Twomey, Bernadette Greevy, Frank Dunne and William Young.
23/10/78-2/3/79: Jesuit Hall, Galway: Galway Music Association Recitals Season 1978-79.
24/11/78: Church of the Resurrection, Bayside, Sutton: Third Day Chorale with Aideen Lane, Victor Williams, Alison Browner, Roger Pickett, Dan Farrelly, Testore Chamber Orchestra.
24/11/78-25/11/78: Focus Theatre, Pembroke Place: Paul Hayes.

Collection includes miscellaneous wordsheets; press release; a press folder on the Groupe Chorale, Saint-Germain des Pres, Bossuet; Irish Ballet Company brochure; correspondence; film programmes.
Date range of collection
1978 - 1978
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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