Henry, Sam (1870-1952)

Sam Henry Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Sam Henry (1870-1952) was born in Coleraine. He worked as an Excise Officer. Henry was a recognised authority on the folklore of Northern Ireland. He is best known for his collection of ballads and songs in "Songs of the people". These were originally published in the 'Northern Constitution' newspaper between 1923 and 1939. The collection, with alphabetical index and commentary by Sean O'Boyle, he ...