Francis A. Fahy

Francis Arthur Fahy (29 September 1854 – 1935) was an Irish nationalist, songwriter and poet. He is probably best remembered as the composer of the evergreen "The Ould Plaid Shawl". He collaborated with various composers, including Alicia Adélaide Needham, an associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 29th, 1854

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12782 10-in. 1/9/1913 Little Mary Cassidy Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13400 10-in. 6/6/1913 The ould plaid shawl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18784 10-in. 12/11/1916 Irish lullaby Beulah Gaylord Young Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-36599 10-in. 11/17/1926 An old Irish hill in the morning Joseph Lee Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 19648 10-in. 11/2/1911 Irish lullaby Beulah Gaylord Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38610 10-in. 2/3/1913 The ould plaid shawl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47025 10-in. 9/18/1916 Husheen Jean Cooper Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79626 10-in. 1/4/1921 The ould plaid shawl Howard Marsh Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79815 10-in. 4/30/1921 Husheen Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5484 10-in. 4/2/1917 Irish lullaby Amy Ellerman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7351 10-in. 5/14/1920 Husheen Elvira Leveroni Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7635 10-in. 11/15/1920 The ould plaid shawl Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA4552 10-in. Jan. 1937 Little Mary Cassidy Robert Irwin ; Reginald Paul Male vocal solo, with piano author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fahy, Francis A.," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109880.

Fahy, Francis A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109880.

"Fahy, Francis A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109880

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