Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913)

Author: Capt. Francis O'Neil

Book ID: 67949

Price: 125.00

Irish Minstrels and Musicians. With Numerous Dissertations on Related Subjects.  Chicago: Regan Printing House, 1913. First Edition. Pp 497. Ex library copy, with stamps. Rebound in green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Profusely Illustrated.

Captain Francis O’Neill (1848-1936), a traditional musician from Tralibane in west Co Cork, was also chief of police in Chicago from 1901 to 1905. He made and published there, in collaboration with various associates, large and highly influential collections of Irish traditional music, from 1903 to 1924.

O’Neill’s published music collections had an enormous influence on Irish music of the twentieth century.

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