“Kathleen Mavourneen” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Kathleen Mavourneen” that was composed by Frederick N. Crouch and published by George Dunn & Company of Richmond, Virginia around 1864. The sheet music says it was composed by a P.N. Crouch, but this is a misprint. The word “mavourneen” comes from the Irish Gaelic term “mo mhuirnín,” which means “my love.” The song became popular during the Civil War, thanks to the touring of Irish opera singer Catherine Hayes.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
Crouch, P. N.
Geo. Dunn & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 24.13 cm
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Columbia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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