John K. Casey

John Keegan "Leo" Casey (1846 – March 17, 1870), known as the Poet of the Fenians, was an Irish poet, orator and republican who was famous as the writer of the song "The Rising of the Moon" and as one of the central figures in the Fenian Rising of 1867. He was imprisoned by the English and died on St. Patrick's Day in 1870.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1846, Died March 17th, 1870

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-11813 12-in. 4/2/1912 Maire, my girl John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 161-b] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1928 Maire, my girl George Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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