Barney Fagan  (1850-1937)
Last updated: 09.10.23
According to the Internet source given below, Barney Fagan was an American performer, director, choreographer, and composer He is recognized as being a progenitor of both music and dance genres, and is often referred to as the "Father of Tap Dance."
Of universal interest is his Nellie Dean (1891) published by Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd, , Melbourne, Australia.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Lovers Lane (1900) B. Fagan (w&m) Piano Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Blackbird (1899) B. Fagan (w&m) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Gal Is a High Born Lady (1896) B. Fagan (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 14 works by Barney Fagan (1850-1937). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Lawn Tennis Song & Dance 1885  wvicon.gif
Bismark Grenadiers, The 189- Herietta Byron (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Nellie Dean 1891-2 Gertie Gitana (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Riding in the Heavenly Row-Boat 1894 Lucy Daly (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Red Hot Member, A (w&m) 1895 Peter F. Dailey (perf.)  wvicon.gif
My Gal Is a High Born Lady 1896 Arr.: Gustav Luders  wvicon.gif
Africa's 400 1897 Verona Jarbeau (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
My Black Venus 1897  wvicon.gif
On Your Way, Nigger, on Your Way (w&m) 1898 Herietta Byron (perf.)
Hoighty Toighty Girls, The 1899  wvicon.gif
My Blackbird (w&m) 1899  Pub.
Give Me the Good Old Fashioned Girl 1900
Lovers Lane (w&m) 1900 arr.: Max Hoffman  wvicon.gif
When the Robins Nest Again ?
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg B. Fagan Africa's 400 (1:37) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg B. Fagan Nellie Dean (1:18) Gertie Gitana