Mountain, Henry

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At the back of Blind Quay, 1759
20 Whitefriar Street, 1784–89
36 Grafton Street, 1790
44 Grafton Street, 1790–94


Primarily a violinist, playing in the band at Great Britain Street Gardens (Rotundo Gardens) between 1751 and 1784 and being leader of the City Music 1765–85. He is listed in the Dublin Directories from 1784 as a 'professor of music'.

He published many single songs from popular operas.

Succeeded in business by his son-in-law Joseph Kearns.

[Dates and addresses differ according to sources: the Public Gazeteer of 6 November 1759 (cited in Boydell, Card Index) gives the Blind Quay address. The Dublin Directories give the Whitefriar Street and Grafton Street addresses at the dates above. Hogan gives 20 Whitefriar address from 1784 to 1790. Dix gives 36 Grafton Street only. Kerry gives 20 White Friar Street from 1784 to 1789 and 44 Grafton Street from 1790 to 1794.]

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  • A Favourite Glee, for three voices [guitar part by H. Mountain], c.1776 (Lawrence)
  • The Happy Fellow, for three voices [guitar adapted by H. Mountain], c.1776 (Lawrence)
  • The Gentlemen’s Catch Book, dedicated by permission to the Hibernian Catch Club by their most humble servant, Henry Mountain, c. 1778 (Hogan)
  • 'With her jolly soldier: a favourite song in Surrender of Calais', 1791? (Pollard)
  • Sold

  • 'New music and fresh strings just imported from London' (Dublin Chronicle, cited in Pollard)
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    Last Update: 17-05-2018