Percy French

Percy French

(William) Percy French (1 May 1854 – 24 January 1920) was one of Ireland's foremost songwriters and entertainers in his day. In more recent times, he has become recognised for his watercolour paintings as well.

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Percy French - Art
... In recent times, artworks by French have increased in value on 20 September 2005 a Percy French watercolour "Where ever I go my heart turns back to the County Mayo ...
West Clare Railway - Operation and Timekeeping
... The West Clare Railway was the topic of Percy French's song "Are Ye Right There Michael, are ye right?" (written in 1902), deriding the poor timekeeping and poor track quality of ... French wrote the song after successfully prosecuting the railway company for loss of earnings, when a late running train prevented him from attending a performance on time ... The company, in turn, appealed the ruling, but French was over an hour late for the court hearing in Ennis ...
List Of Irish Ballads - Non-political - Places, Emigration and Travel
... a slow train on a West Clare Railway that left the composer late for a concert (Composer Percy French) "Ballymilligan" - by Percy French "The Auld Triangle" - by writer Brendan Behan, about his time in Mountjoy ... "Cliffs of Dooneen - popularized by Planxty "Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff" - by Percy French "Cottage by the Lee" - words and music by Irish songwriter, Dick Farrelly ... and recorded by Ryan's Fancy "Gortnamona" - by Percy French (his favourite song) "Green Fields of Gaoth Dobhair" - recorded by Clannad in 1982 "Green Glens of Antrim ...
Brendan O'Dowda
... was an Irish tenor who popularised the songs of Percy French ... Emerald and Tartan, included two songs by Percy French ... Such was its success that he followed it in 1958 with The Immortal Percy French, an album devoted entirely to the work of the Irish songwriter ...

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