Quoting from the Arcadian Press sheet notes: "Just graduated from high school, Irene Giblin (1888-1974) of St. Louis, Missouri, got a job as a salesperson/pianist in the music department of a St. Louis department store. There, she showcased new music - rags, etc. - for the store's customers. It seems natural, in this environment that she would try creating some music of her own.
Irene Giblin wrote, and published, nine rags, starting in 1905 with "Chicken Chowder" (her favourite).
Like many other women ragtime composers, Irene Giblin gave up her career in music to raise a family. However, she never lost in music nor stopped playing the piano. According to her son, Ed O'Brien: "She was an extremely talented pianist and played all types of music extremely well, but it was obvious that the ragtime type of music was her first love".
List of Irene M. Giblin's works.
Further reading, "Let's remember Irene Giblin!" by Jean Huling in The Ragtimer (Sep./Oct. 1983).
12. More sheet music at the Amazons
- [§] The Aviator Rag (1910), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Black Feather Two Step (1908), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Chicken Chowder (1905), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Chicken Chowder Rag (1905), Sopranino/Descant/Treble/Tenor/Bass
- [§] Columbia (1910), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor+Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] The Dixie Rag (1913), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Ketchup (1910), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Pickaninny (1908), Descant/Treble(Tenor)/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Sleepy Lou (1906), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Sleepy Lou (1906), Sopranino/Descant/Tenor/Bass
- [§] Soap Suds (1906), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor+Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
13. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
Classical Composers Database: I.M. Giblin (1888-1974), biography etc.
Irene M. Giblin , biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Recorder Music CDs:
The Bremen Recorder Touring Company on "Recorder Ceilidh 2000, BRTC"
Ragtime Music CDs:
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Whipped Cream Rag"
Virginia Eskin on "Fluffy Ruffle Girls: Women in Ragtime"
Nancy Fierro on "Rags And Riches"
Meg Graf on "Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Various Artists on "From Ragtime to Jazz Vol. 3: 1902-1923" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Jelly Roll Morton on "The Original Mr. Jelly Lord"
Squeek Steele on "Ragtime Volume One" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Turpintyme Ragsters on "Chicken Chowder"