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 Following the publication of his book ‘Tones That Are Tender – Percy French 1854-1920’ Berrie O’Neill has given illustrated talks on ‘The Life and Times of Percy French’ to a number of heritage societies, historical societies and libraries. These include past meetings in Portrush, Saintfield, Wexford, Portadown and Rathfriland.

In 2018 there were further meetings at Cavan Library. Kilkeel Heritage and Crawfordsburn Probus. In the meantime plans are afoot to publish a second paperback edition of ‘Tones That Are Tender’ in connection with the Centenary of Percy French’s death which occurred in 1920.

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Centenary Charity Concert

The Society has arranged a major Centenary Charity Concert featuring Phil Coulter for Friday 20th March, 2020 at Elim Conference Centre, Bangor, surplus to benefit the RNLI. Compered by Brian Johnston, he supporting artists will include Donaghadee Male Voice Choir, Lindsay Chorale, Wilson Graham, Jonathan Johnston and Iryna Johnston.
Further information and tickets (£25) from Ronnie Maxwell (tel.028 91852252 or email ronnie.maxwell@btinternet.com)

Information and news about the activities of The Percy French Society will be displayed here soon. Some noteworthy articles and the society’s newsletter editorial will also appear here.


The Killypottle Komics’ were a group of Christy-style minstrels formed by Percy French and his friends when he was employed as an engineer in Cavan.



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