W. H. Grattan Flood

1859-1928 [William Henry Grattan Flood]; b. Lismore, Co. Waterford, ed. Mount Melleray and University College; organist at Thurles Cathedral, Belfast Pro-Cathedral, and Enniscorthy Cathedral, 1895; Prof. of Music at Clongowes Wood School; at Cotton College, Staffs., and at St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny; Kt. of St. Gregory, 1922; and Irish correspondent of The Tablet; he wrote a History of Enniscorthy and Ferns (1898); also A History of Irish Music (1905); Story of the Bagpipe (1911), and John Field of Dublin: ,Inventor of the Nocturne (1920), a booklet; iss. Introductory Sketch of Irish Musical History (1922); Early Tudor Composers (Oxford 1925); he edited Moore’s Irish Melodies and Selected Airs of O’Carolan; resided and d. Enniscorthy . DIW DIH

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D. J. Doherty & J. E. Hickey, A Chronology of Irish History since 1500 (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1989), lists vars. History of Enniscorthy (1920) and Diocese of Ferns (1916); adds Catholic Hymnal of Ireland [n.d.].

His History of Irish Music (Dublin: Browne & Nolan 1905) is available at Library Ireland online - accessed 10.05.2011.

Belfast Central Public Library holds History of Enniscorthy (1898); Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Rt. Hon. Henry Flood (1838); The History of Irish Music (Dublin 1913).

University of Ulster (Morris Collection) holds The History of Irish Music (Dublin: Browne & Nolan).

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Postbag: W. H. Grattan Flood writes from Enniscorthy to inform ‘[his] friend Seamus ua Casaide’ that the correct year of publication for Charles Wilson’s Irish Poems with English Translations was 1782, not 1792 as suggested by Ua Casaide in No. III of Irish Book Lover. (For further details, see under Wilson, infra.)

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