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Percy French

William Percy French (1 May 1854 – 24 January 1920) became known as one of Ireland's foremost songwriters and entertainers. Thanks to the late Oliver Nulty, French he has become recognised for his watercolour paintings as well. William Percy French was a gifted polymath who had a number of artistic talents at his command. He could work very quickly, and his output is prodigious across many genres.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 1, 1854 (County Roscommon), Died January 24, 1920 (Merseyside)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36791 10-in. 12/3/1926 The darlin' girl from Clare George O'Brien Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-37876 10-in. 3/30/1927 The mountains o' Mourne Donnell O'Brien Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-37877 10-in. 3/30/1927 Eileen Oge Donnell O'Brien Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-023488 10-in. 6/10/1938 Phil the fluter's ball Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia W143196 10-in. Dec. 1926 The mountains o' Mourne Seamus O'Doherty Male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "French, Percy," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103727.

French, Percy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103727.

"French, Percy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103727

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