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DERMOT MY TREASURE (Diarmuid Mo Stor). Irish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A popular song by Julia Crawford and Frederick Nicholls Crouch (words and music, respectively). Crouch (1808-1896) was born in London, the son of a musician who himself proved to be a prodigy. He seems to have had a penchant for Irish music, however, and lectured on Irish songs and folklore, for which he became associated. In conjunction with Julia Crawford (born in County Cavan, but who lived in England most of her life) he composed a number of very popular songs (e.g. "Kathleen Mavourneen"). Crouch emigrated to America in 1849 and conducted the orchestras in several American cities, including Richmond Virginia. When the American Civil War broke out, Crouch offered his services to the Confederate cause and joined the First Regiment of the Richmond Grays (at age 53). He survived, and later became a music critic in New York, while still composing.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), Boston, 1860; p. 40. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 623, p. 110.

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