Traditions, folklore, history and more. If it's Irish, it's here. Or will be! Circle of Prayer Blessings. He was also responsible for the gathering and publication of the largest collection of traditional Irish music ever assembled. His name was Francis O'Neill, and while he's greatly admired in the world of traditional Irish music, he has remained an obscure figure to the general public. In the interest of the 3, Irish songs he saved for posterity, it's time to make amends. Francis O'Neill was the youngest of seven children. He was born in the year , in Tralibane, County Cork.
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Francis O'Neill, christened Daniel and familiarly known as Frank, was born in Tralibane on August 28, , the youngest of seven children. Pipers, fiddle players and flute players were frequently heard at crossroad dances at Tralibane Bridge and Colomane Cross in summer and at farm houses in the winter. He became monitor in the school at the age of fourteen and then a teacher there. A member of the crew was able to play simple melodies on the flute. The crew were rescued and when they arrived in Honolulu, the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, after a voyage of 34 days, all but three of the crew were sent to the Marine Hospital. Francis was one of the three robust ones, thanks to his musical friend, and was therefore sent straight on to San Francisco. He boarded with the school director, a Mr. Broderick, a native of Galway and a fine flute player.
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