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Hayes, Catherine, 1818-1861 (Irish soprano)

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Dates

  • Existence: 1818-11 August 1861

Catherine Hayes [married name Bushnell] was an operatic singer born in 1825 in Limerick. She was the daughter of musician Arthur Williamson Hayes and was educated in Dublin and Paris. She was widely celebrated and performed internationally throughout her adult life, including before Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace in 1849.

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Poem titled "On hearing Miss Catherine Hays, sing "Kathleen Mavourneen!" by Crofton Gray" in the hand of Louisa Matilda Crawford, 1837-1857

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Identifier: Coll-1839/3/1/17
Scope and Contents Poem titled "On hearing Miss Catherine Hays [sic], sing "Kathleen Mavourneen!" by Crofton Gray" in the hand of Louisa Matilda Crawford. "Kathleen Mavourneen" was Crawford's most successful song, set to music by composer Frederick Crouch and hugely popularised in America by Irish soprano Catherine Hayes on her international tour. The first lines read, "Oh! Sing again, sweet maiden sing / That lovely strain which first I heard / When this lone heart was in its spring / And throbb'd to every...
Dates: 1837-1857