Thom's Irish Who's Who/Flood, Chevalier Wm. Henry Grattan Flood

Thom's Irish Who's Who
Flood, Chevalier Wm. Henry Grattan Flood


FLOOD, Chevalier Wm. Henry GRATTAN FLOOD, Hon. Mus. D. (N.U.I.); K.S.G.; Cross pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. Educ.: Mount Melleray, Catholic University, All Hallows College (Dublin), and Carlow College. Successively Organist of Belfast Pro-Cathedral; Professor at Tullabeg and Clongowes Wood Colleges; Organist of Thurles Cathedral; Organist of Monaghan Cathedral; Professor at St. Wilfrid's College, Patton Hall (Staffordshire), and St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny; Organist of Enniscorthy Cathedral since 1895; b. 1st Nov., 1859; eldest son of William Flood, Lismore, Co. Waterford; m., 1898, Margaret, eldest dau. of Patrick Delaney, Enniscorthy; two sons, four daughters. Pubns.: History of Enniscorthy, 1898; History of Irish Music, 3rd ed. 1913; Story of the Harp; Story of the Bagpipe; Memoir of W. Vincent Wallace; History of the Diocese of Ferns, 1916; Introductory Sketch of Irish Musical History, 1920; Memoir of John Field, Inventor of the Nocturne, 1920; two Masses, numerous Motets and Services, songs, part music, hymns, etc. Editor of Moore's Irish Melodies; the Spirit of the Nation; and Selected Airs of O'Carolan; musical editor of the standard Catholic Hymnal for Ireland; decorated by Pope Leo XIII. and by Pope Pius X.; received an autograph letter from Pope Benedict XV., 1915; received the Cross pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, 1917; contributor to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Dictionary of National Biography, and Grove's Dict. of Music and Musicians; Vice-President of the Irish Folk Song Society; Council Member of the Catholic Record Society of Ireland. Recns.: history, archaeology, music and Irish. Res.: Rosemount, Enniscorthy.