The Bells of Shandon
There is a lovely jig I know called "Shandon Bells" and that’s not what I’m after here. I’m looking for the composer, if known, of the melody to Francis Sylvester Mahony (AKA Father Prout)’s poem "With deep affection", etc. To complicate matters somewhat there are at least two melodies in question:
1) here sung beautifully by Johnny McEvoy
and that’s NOT even the one I’m looking for, though maybe it should be. Wow.
2)it’s this one:
Used to be Sean Potts’ signature tune, and I’m hoping it’s public domain or the equivalent thereof. If not, then fair play to the composer and I’d like to track them down for a recording agreement.
Thanks to anybody interested enough to answer, as is often the case in this community.