Profile of William Percy French

William Percy French

Elphin / Ireland
Rating: 4.67
William Percy French was the son of a landlord and a clergyman's daughter. He studied engineering at Trinity College, where he spent a lot of time in song writing, dramatics, banjo playing and watercolour painting. After graduation he was on the verge of emigrating to Canada, but was appointed to a post in a government drainage scheme in Cavan. He ...


john barrett 01 August 2019
it has come to my attention through one John [Twin] Mc Namara of Achill that Percy French wrote a Poem called 'the Island of my Dreams' in 1903
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Monica McIntyre 27 May 2018
Would love the words of If I was a Lady
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Taher Al-Shemaly 07 June 2009
A little is known about this man, and his pains.
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