“The Bard of Armagh”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1873 (broadside, LOCSheet sm1873 14657); c.1867 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.25(11))
Keywords: harp music age death burial
Found in: Ireland


"O, list to the tale of a poor Irish harper... Remember those fingers could once move much sharper To waken the echoes of his dear native land." The bard recalls the days of his youth and vigor, then makes requests for his death and burial

Cross references




  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 320, "The Bard of Armagh" (1 text)
  2. O'Conor, p. 50, "The Bard of Armagh" (1 text
  3. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 65-66, "The Bard of Armagh" (1 text)DT, BARDARMA*
  4. ADDITIONAL: Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), p. 10, "The Bard of Armagh" (text and music)
  5. Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), p. 248, "Bold Phelim Brady, the Bard of Armagh" (1 text)
  6. Roud #2654
  7. BI, FSWB320B