Willy Watt – Waterford Sack & Bag Company

William F Watt, as well as being a highly successful Waterford businessman, also possessed a lovely tenor voice and was one of Irelands best known singers. He was an enthusiastic musical philanthropist whose drive and energy was largely instrumental in the foundation and continued success of Waterford Music Club. He also recorded numerous records mostly 78rpms for Columbia, HMV and Decca records in the 1920’s and ’30’s.

Film Notes

Willie Watt singing The Mountains of Mourne – View Video

Willie Watt’s Biog – View Document

Read An article in Decies Magazine (Waterford’s history magazine) on the foundation of Waterford Music Club and Willie Watt’s connection to it –  View Document

A presentation to Willie Watt – View Document 


About Waterford Cultural Quarter

Created and produced by Waterford Youth Arts in 2021 with support from Waterford Council Arts Office, Waterford Cultural Quarter and Creative Waterford. All Film and Audio by Keith Currams. Website by Thomas Fitzgerald. Producer and Interviewer Ollie Breslin. Special thanks to Michael O’Sullivan and all the members of Waterford History Group (Facebook) and to the National Library Ireland .

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