Posts tagged: Percy French

The Return of Abulbul Amir

Abdul the Bulbul-Ameer

After looking again at my post about Percy French yesterday, I realised that the video from Bulgaria was forever buffering which is pretty annoying, so I removed it, leaving just the link, and replaced it with a recording of the song by Frank Crumit.

I must confess that there was a supplementary reason which was to try out the free Soundcloud online service which is quite nifty. Read more ›››

F is for Percy French

My ABC Wednesday for the letter F is even more self-indulgent than usual, concerning as it does the Irish songwriter, Percy French and his most famous creation that I recall from my childhood.

But first some background, French was born in 1854, the son of a protestant landlord in Roscommon and educated Foyle’s College, Derry… Read more ›››