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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. 1880 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for Now what will become of poor old Ireland? or Charlie Parlie it was published in circa 1880 by Francis, Day &Hunter, London.

The song was sung by Charles Bignell and also J.W.Rowley, Charles Chaplin, Arthur Ring and the Author-Composer. The music arranged by George Le Brunn.

The inspiration for this song, which criticises Ireland's desire for Home Rule, appears to be a response to the campaigns of the Irish Political Leader, Charles Parnell. Charles Parnell (1846-1891) led the Irish Parliamentary Party as Member of Parliament (MP) through the period of Parliamentary nationalism in Ireland between 1875 and his death in 1891. Scandalous rumours about his long term affair with a married woman damaged his efforts to negotiate Home Rule for Ireland.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Printed ink on paper
Brief description
Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for Now what will become of poor old Ireland? or Charlie Parlie published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for Now what will become of poor old Ireland? or Charlie Parlie. The music for piano is printed on both sides of the paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceNow what will become of poor old Ireland? or Charlie Parlie.
Summary
Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for Now what will become of poor old Ireland? or Charlie Parlie it was published in circa 1880 by Francis, Day &Hunter, London.

The song was sung by Charles Bignell and also J.W.Rowley, Charles Chaplin, Arthur Ring and the Author-Composer. The music arranged by George Le Brunn.

The inspiration for this song, which criticises Ireland's desire for Home Rule, appears to be a response to the campaigns of the Irish Political Leader, Charles Parnell. Charles Parnell (1846-1891) led the Irish Parliamentary Party as Member of Parliament (MP) through the period of Parliamentary nationalism in Ireland between 1875 and his death in 1891. Scandalous rumours about his long term affair with a married woman damaged his efforts to negotiate Home Rule for Ireland.
Other number
F69-17 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.216:2-1989

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Record createdApril 1, 2010
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