Arthur O'Neill (1737 - 1816):
Harper and collector of airs
Arthur O'Neill was born in County Tyrone and was a traditional harper who collected many ancient tunes. He was blind and played the harp with extraordinary skill, and was considered one of the last of the itinerant bards. He was one of the performers at the great Harp Festival in Belfast in 1792. He died in County Armagh.