Tones That Are Tender
Percy French 1854-1920
By: Berrie O’Neill
Publication Date: 29 May 2016
Outstandingly researched and richly illustrated, this biography of Percy French gives a new and fascinating insight into the life of one who is already acknowledged to have brought laughter and enjoyment to so many people as civil engineer, journalist, author, poet, parodist, artist, songwriter and entertainer.
This will be the closest to a definitive biography yet attempted, using primary sources and examining the man in the context of all his output.
Published in association with The Percy French Society.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Berrie O’Neill was born in 1930 on a farm near Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. He enjoyed a long career with the Bank of Ireland in Dublin and Belfast during which time he served a term as president of the Irish Association for Cultural, Economic, and Social Relations. He is now president of the Percy French Society in North Down, and lives in Belfast with his wife Gladys.
‘A new illustrated biography of the great Irish songwriter, poet, parodist, artist and entertainer has just been published. Written by Barrie ONeill, this very comprehensive life-story is a ‘must have’ for those with an interest in Irish literature, social history and, of course, Percy French.’ – IRELAND’S OWN
‘The author successfully explores the ancestry and full family background of one who is often described in simplified terms as a Protestant son of an Irish landlord or sometimes, on the other hand, as Renaissance man.’ THE JARVEY
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29 May 2016