Flood, W(illiam) H(enry) Grattan

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Flood, W(illiam) H(enry) Grattan

Flood, W(illiam) H(enry) Grattan, Irish organist and music historian; b. Lismore, Nov. 1, 1859; d. Enniscorthy, Aug. 6, 1928. He served as a church organist in Dublin, and achieved recognition as a writer on Irish music and musicians. He publ. History of Irish Music (1895; 4th ed., 1927), The Story of the Harp (1905), The Story of the Bagpipe (1911), William Vincent Wallace, A Memoir (1912), John Field of Dublin (Dublin, 1920), Introductory Sketch of Irish Musical History (1921), Early Tudor Composers (1925), and Late Tudor Composers (1929). He was the ed. of Songs and Airs of O’Carolan, Moore’s Irish Melodies, Armagh Hymnal, and The Spirit of the Nation.

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