Fox, Charlotte Milligan (1864–1916)

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Fox, Charlotte Milligan (1864–1916)

Irish singer and collector of folksongs. Born Charlotte Milligan, Mar 17, 1864, in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland; died in London, England, Mar 25, 1916; sister of Alice Milligan (1866–1953); married.

Founded the Irish Folk Song Society (1904); a musician in her own right, toured Ireland, collecting folk songs and airs and recording them on gramophone; published Annals of the Irish Harpers from the papers of musician and antiquarian Edward Bunting, which was a standard reference for many years (1911).

See also Women in World History.