Joan French reads her father Percy French's poem 'The Kindly Welcome' at an event in Cloonyquin, County Roscommon.

Percy French was born on 1 May 1854 at Cloonyquin House in Roscommon. Many of his songs and poems have remained popular to this day. He was also known as an entertainer, humourist and artist.

In this radio extract, his daughter Joan French reads his poem 'The Kindly Welcome' at an event in Cloonyquin, which was covered in the Provincial News Round-up on 9 February 1958.

The accompanying image shows actor Bill Golding as Percy French (left) in a scene from the RTÉ Television play 'The Last Troubadour' by  Donald Giltinan, 1969. The photographer was Eve Holmes.