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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 88 (1981)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 88
Miscellaneous programmes collected by Charles Acton from 1981.

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery concerts:
11/1/81 & 18/1/81 [plus duplicate]: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery: Ivan Andrews and John Gibson.
1/2/80: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde. Wordbook, contains biographical and programme notes.
22/2/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: John Feeley and Charles Lynch. Contains biographical notes.
5/4/81: Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde. Wordbook.
10/5/81: Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde.
7/6/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: 'Sundays at noon' Marianne Sirbu and Jan Cap.
14/6/81: Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art: Concorde.
21/6/81: Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art: 'Sundays at noon' Concorde.
5/7/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: John Feeley.
26/7/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: 'Sundays at noon' Moya O'Grady and Hugh Tinney.
20/9/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Les Amis de la Musique with Gillian Smith.
6/12/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: 'Sundays at noon': John O'Sullivan and Peter Dains.
22/11/81: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: 'Sundays at noon' Paul Deegan and Jeannie Reddin. Wordbook.
6/11/[81]: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art: Peter Mack 'Young Pianist Series'.

TCD Concerts:
24/1/81: Edmund Burke Theatre, TCD: Israel Piano Trio presented by the LMA and the 'Phil'. Contains biographical and programme notes.
11/2/81: Examination Hall, TCD: Andrew Lyle, Horace Fitzpatrick, Caroline Brown and Christopher Kite.
14/2/81: Examination Hall, TCD: Dublin Orchestral Players.
12/3/81: Exam Hall, Trinity College: Gabriel Estarellas.
14/3/[81]: Examinination Hall, Trinity College: Dublin County Choir. Wordbook, contains biographical notes.
28/3/81 & 30/3/81: Edmund Burke Theatre, TCD & Villiers School, Limerick: Alirio Diaz presented by the Limerick Music Association. Contains biographical notes.
12/4/81 & 14/4/81: Edmund Burke Theatre, Dublin & Villiers School Limerick: Håkan Hagegård and Thomas Schuback. Accompanied by wordbook.
26/6/81: Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity: Brian McNamara and Roy Holmes; part of the Dublin Arts Festival. Contains biographical notes.
20/7/81-31/7/81 [plus duplicate]: Edmund Burke Theatre TCD & John Player Theatre: Takács String Quartet with Kálmán Berkes and Zoltán Kocsis. Accompanied by 4 individual amended programmes for each date.

National Gallery concerts:
25/2/81: National Gallery of Ireland: Takako Selby-Okamoto, Keiko Tokunaga, Yasuo Ichinose and John Blakely. 'Japan Music Pool Concert' presented by the Embassy of Japan, Dublin. Wordsheets. Contains biographical note.
30/6/81: National Gallery: Virginia Kerr with Jeannie Reddin presented by the Friends of the Wexford Festival. Contains programme notes.
20/10/81: National Gallery of Ireland: Geraldine Malone with Mary O'Sullivan 'Coming-out Recital'. Contains biographical note.
10/1/81: National Gallery of Ireland: Gerladine O'Grady with Havelock Nelson presented Music Association of Ireland.

Shelbourne Hotel concerts:
1/7/[81]: Shelbourne Hotel: Ethna Tinney.
2/7/81: Shelbourne Hotel: John Gibson.
10/7/81: Shelbourne Hotel: Austin Allen and Clare Langstone.
14/7/[81]: Shelbourne Hotel: Simon Taylor.

St. Michael's Church Concerts:
28/6/81: St. Michael's Church Dún Laoghaire: Hans Otto.
5/7/81: St. Michael's Church Dún Laoghaire: James Dalton.
12/7/81: St. Michael's Church Dún Laoghaire: Niethard Bethke.
19/7/81: St. Michael's Church Dún Laoghaire: Conor Biggs.
1/12/[81]: St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire: Dublin County Choir with Frank Patterson. Flyer.
26/7/81: St. Michael's Church Dun Laoghaire: St. Michael's Church Choir with John McCann.

National Concert Hall concerts:
19/12/81: National Concert Hall: Montserrat Caballé with Napoleone Annovazzi in the William O'Kelly Memorial Recital presented by the Dublin Grand Opera Society. Wordbook, contains programme notes.
9/12/81: National Concert Hall: Hikaru Sato and Akiko Ebi presented by the Embassy of Japan, Dublin. Contains biographical and programme notes.
25/11/81: National Concert Hall: Eugene Sarbu and David Ward. Accompanied by addenda note.
20/11/81: National Concert Hall: Our Lady's Choral Society with the New Irish Chamber Orchestra.
12/11/81: National Concert Hall: an evening of art music and song presented by the Castleknock Montessori School.
5/10/81: National Concert Hall: Frank Patterson with Eily O'Grady, Deirdre O'Callaghan and Na Casaidigh presented by St. Michael's House.
8/7/81: National Concert Hall: RTE Symphony Orchestra.
17/12/81 & 18/12/81: National Concert Hall: Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTE Symphony Orchestra. Accompanied by addenda note.
8/10/[81]-29/10/[81] [plus 2 duplicates]: National Concert Hall & Aula Maxima UCC: Jan Cap and Mariana Sirbu. 'Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas'.

Dublin Institute of Adult Education concerts:
14/12/81: Dublin Institute of Adult Education: Mairead McCrann and David Adams.
16/12/81: Dublin Institute of Adult Education: Poul Rosembaum. Contains programme notes.
28/10/[year unknown]: Dublin Institute of Adult Education, Mountjoy Square: Veronica McSwiney. Contains programme notes.

RDS Concerts:
5/12/81: Royal Dublin Society: John O'Conor. Contains programme notes.
21/22/81 & 23/11/81: Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge & Villiers School, Limerick: The Dolezal Quartet presented by the LMA. Contains programme notes.
28/2/81: Royal Dublin Society: Richard Markson and John O'Conor presented by St. Michael's House. Contains biographical notes accompanied by programme notes by Acton.

Castletown concerts:
[date unknown]: Castletown House: Dublin Boy Singers presented by the Irish Georgian Society. Flyer.
26/9/81: Castletown House: John O'Conor presented by the Irish Georgian Society.

St. Ann's Church concerts:
17/3/81: St. Ann's Church: David Ward with the Lucci String Players and the Kirtanam Singers.
16/11/81: St. Ann's Church: Aylish E Kerrigan and Margaret Busby.
6/4/[81]: St. Ann's, Dawson Street: Martin Vishnick. Programme + flyer.

St. Patrick's Cathedral concerts:
8/11/[81]: St. Patrick's Cathedral: William Young with the Lay Vicars Choral.
17/2/81: St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin: Concert in aid of the New Choir School. Wordbook.

American Embassy concerts:
26/2/81: American Embassy Chancery: David Witten. Accompanied by programme notes.
3/11/81: American Embassy Chancery: An die Musik.

Wexford concerts:
27/2/81-28/2/81: Kilkenny Castle: Mini-Festival Wexford.
1/5/[81]-2/5/[81]: Theatre Royal, Wexford: 'Marriage of Figaro'.
31/10/81-1/11/81: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street: Wexford Festival Singers, the Wexford Youth Choir and the RTE Symphony Orchestra; part of the Wexford Festival Opera 1981. Wordbook.
25/10/81: Wexford: Ugo Benelli.
24/10/[81]: Theatre Royal: Bernadette Greevy with Mikael Eliasen. Wordbook.

Miscellaneous programmes:
29/9/80-22/1/81: Jesuit Hall, Galway: Galway Music Association Recitals Season 1980-1981.
18/2/[81]-21/2/[81] [plus duplicate]: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire: New Irich Chamber Orchestra and the Studio Opera Group.
12/3/81: City of Dublin VEC Dublin Institute of Technology College of Music, Chatham Row, Dublin 2: Annual Prize Distribution and Concert.
23/3/81: Royal College of Surgeons: Dublin Sinfonia.
24/3/[81]-29/3/[81]: St. Dominic's Church, Athy; Dominican Priory, Tallaght; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray: Dublin Baroque Players presented by the Tallaght Choral Society. Wordbook, contains biographical and programme notes.
4/81: Gymnasium Hammonense: Concerts of the school-Orchestra in England, Ireland, Scotland in April 1981.
[date unknown]: Christ Church Cathedral: Nicolai Kammarkör.
25/5/81: Royal College of Surgeons: Dublin Sinfonia.
13/5/[81], 20/5/[81] & 28/5/[81]: Cork, Limerick & Dublin: John Gibson.
16/5/81-26/6/81: Tours of Ireland and Southern Spain: The Dublin Baroque Players. Contains programme notes.
8/6/81-13/6/81: Abbey Theatre: Irish National Opera. First performance of 'The Wedding' by AJ Potter.
9/6/81-30/6/81 [plus 2 duplicates]: Pro-Cathedral: Gerard Gillen, Patrick Devine, Shane Brennan. Lunchtime organ recitals.
21/6/81: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire: Frederic Aguessy presented by the Alliance Française.
2/7/81: St. John's Church, Listowel: Eric Sweeney Singers with Concorde.
8/7/81-10/7/81: Dublin, Kilkenny and Bray: University of Bradford Chamber Choir with Austin Allen and Ann Hart. Wordbook.
26/7/81-13/8/81: European Tour: The European Community Youth Orchestra. Tour programme booklet.
19/4/82-26/4/82: Tour: Una Hunt, Geraldine Malone, Samuel Moreland and Dara de Cogan. Concert Platform Easter Tour 1982.
[date unknown/81]: [location unknown]: Bernadette Greevy with John Beckett for the International Year of Disabled Persons. Contains programme and biographical notes.
30/9/[81]: St. Matthews Church, Irishtown: William Watson.
[9/12/81]: [location uknown]: [Mary Sheridan and] Bernard Geary.
[date and location unknown]: Kilkenny Chamber Opera.
27/11/81: Church of the Resurrection Bayside, Sutton: Third Day Chorale with Mary Sheridan, Colette Grant, Frank Dunne, William Young and Brendan Keyes. Flyer.
18/9/81-19/9/81: Ulster Hall, Belfast and Guildhall, Londonderry: Ulster Orchestra; Gallagher Concerts.
[date (1982 or 1982) and location unknown]: Wicklow Opera Group.
5/11/[81]-21/11/[81]: Harty Room: 'Music at Ten' Season programme booklet.
8/10/[81]-15/11/[81]: UK & Ireland tour: Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Johann Struass Dancers.
7/11/81: Incorporated Law Society, Blackhall Place: Dublin Orchestral Players. Flyer.
6/11/81 & 8/11/81: Navan: Navan Male Singers presented 'Second Navan Choral Festival'.
6/11/81-27/11/81: St. Francis Xavier Church: David Adams, Shane Brennan, Conor Biggs and Patrick Devine.
[21/10/81]: [location unknown]: Young Irish Artists Concert.
22/10/81: Connolly Hall, Cork: Charles Lynch Seventh Annual Concert with the Cork Dance Company. Flyer.
13/10/81: Haus der Evangelischen Kirchengemeinde, Bonn: Paul Deegan and Albert Richenhagen.

Collection included film programmes; press releases; miscellaneous wordbook
Date range of collection
1981 - 1981
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Not Specific
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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