Irish Minstrels and Musicians. With Numerous Dissertations on Related Subjects. Profusely Illustrated. Chicago: Regan Printing House, 1913. Pp 497. Publisher's green cloth boards, lettered in gilt with portrait of an Uillean pipe player in gilt to upper cover. Covers lightly rubbed, contents in very good condition.
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.