Foote – Irish Folk Song

by Max Derrickson

Arthur Foote   (Born March 5, 1853 in Salem, Massachusetts; died April 8, 1937 in Boston)


Irish Folk Song


Arthur Foote’s fame among his contemporaries derived primarily from his work as a teacher, pianist and church organist, but also from his composing.  His musical abilities were cultivated starting at the age of 12, and soon thereafter he attended the New England Conservatory and Harvard.  His involvement in Boston’s musical circles  [. . .]

His gift for beautiful melody is wonderfully exemplified in one of his earliest art songs, An Irish Folk Song   [. . .]