Biography:Phillip J. O'Reilly

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Phillip J. O'Reilly

 Given name:     Phillip
 Middle name:     J.
 Family name:     O'Reilly
 Place of birth:     County Cavan
 Place of death:     Chicago, Ill.
 Year of birth:     1865
 Year of death:     After 1930
 Profile:     Collector, Musician
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Biographical notes

Phillip J. O'Reilly was not mentioned in O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913), nor was he present in the famous c. 1903 photograph of the Chicago Irish Music Club. However a member of the club was fiddler Philip J. O'Reilly, a native of County Cavan and a "good player [who] had many old manuscripts" [1906 letter from O'Neill to Alfred Percival Graves published in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society]. A 1930 census record indicates Phillip J. O'Reilly was born in 1865 in the Irish Free State and was living in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.