Isle of Innisfree

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Dick Farrelly born Richard Farrelly (1916 – 1990) was an Irish songwriter, policeman and poet, composer of "The Isle of Innisfree", the song for which he is best remembered. His parents were publicans and when Dick was twenty-three he left Kells, County Meath for Dublin to join the Irish Police Force. He served in various Garda stations throughout his thirty-eight-year career, ending up in the Carriage Office in Dublin Castle. At heart Dick was very much a songwriter and poet. He was a private, modest and shy man who wrote over two hundred songs and poems during his lifetime.

Farrelly’s "Isle of Innisfree" is a haunting melody with lyrics expressing the longing of an Irish emigrant for his native land. When film director John Ford heard the song, he loved it so much that he chose it as the principal theme of his film The Quiet Man. "The Isle of Innisfree" became a worldwide hit for Bing Crosby in 1952 and continues to feature in the repertoires of many artists.

HAFABRA MusicNº 481 ISRC BE-O89-13-00481
ComposerFARRELLY Richard
ArrangerSMEETS Roland
Style
For• Wind Band • Fanfare • Brass Band
Duration03:15
Level3
Price code11 - 8

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