Harold Boulton

Sir Harold Edwin Boulton, 2nd Baronet (1859 – 1 June 1935), son of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, 1st Baronet of Copped Hall, born in Charlton then part of Kent, was an English baronet, songwriter and philanthropist, most famously author of the lyrics to the Skye Boat Song. He first became interested in Scottish folk songs as an undergraduate at Oxford. (Times obituary 1935)

A portrait by Bassano is in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

He married, first, Adelaide Lucy Davidson and had three children, Louise Kythé Veronica Boulton (18 September 1890 – 21 May 1934), Christian Harold Ernest Boulton (17 Feb 1897 – 12 October 1917) and Denis Duncan Harold Owen Boulton, 3rd Baronet Boulton, known as "Harold" (10 December 1892 – 10 August 1968), who was a survivor of the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

After his first wife's death on 26 April 1926, he remarried to Margaret Cunningham Lyons, daughter of James Lennox Lyons, on 29 December 1926.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1859, Died June 1st, 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, translator

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2848 10-in. 10/27/1905 All through the night Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-4870 12-in. 10/8/1907 All through the night Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14372 10-in. 1/26/1914 All through the night Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16627 10-in. 10/8/1915 The drummer-boy Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal solo, with drum and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17728 10-in. 5/23/1916 All through the night Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30406 10-in. 6/19/1924 All through the night Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33418 10-in. 9/18/1925 All through the night Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BRC-71225 10-in. 1/13/1932 All through the night Jesse Crawford ; Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with pipe organ translator  
Victor BS-065681 10-in. 6/4/1941 Lady be tranquil Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-065682 10-in. 6/4/1941 The boreens of Derry Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-065683 10-in. 6/4/1941 The rose of Kildare Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3498 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1906 All through the night Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4079 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1909 All through the night Albert Edmund Brown Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39788 10-in. 1/21/1915 The drummer boy Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39801 10-in. 1/28/1915 The drummer boy Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45565 10-in. 4/20/1915 All through the night Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140916 10-in. 9/8/1925 All through the night Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5281-a] 10-in. approximately late 1918 All through the night Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 8941 10-in. approximately Oct. 1922 All through the night Theo Karle Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E21758-E21759 10-in. 3/7/1927 Isobel Lauritz Melchior Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 3908 10-in. 6/25/1915 The drummer boy Reed Miller Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4556 10-in. 3/3/1916 All through the night Redferne Hollinshead Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6596 10-in. 1/30/1919 All through the night Maggie Teyte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6910 10-in. 8/8/1919 All through the night Cyrena Van Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boulton, Harold," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104785.

Boulton, Harold. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104785.

"Boulton, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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