Samuel was an acclaimed musician(organist), teacher and examiner. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists anda a Fellow Trinity College London
Samuel Myerscough was born in 1854 in Rochdale Lancashire England, to parents John & Nanny Myerscough nee Spencer, he married Mary Rogers in 1875 a gifted musician, he was awarded the Royal College of Organists Medal in 1873.
He was appointed as assistant organist at Manchester Cathedral and the family moved there, he was a convert to Catholicism in 1899 accepted into the church by Fr. Bernards Vaughan S.J., gave up his job at the Cathedral and Dublin where he taught music in Loretto Abbey Rathfarnham. The first son of Samuel and Mary Myerscough was born in Rochdale on 2 April 1879, called Samuel Sebastian Myerscough(1879-1954) and also a gifted musician and attained a Bachelor of Music at Oxford, became a Jesuit Priest, training at Oscott College Birmingham. His Daughter Alice Myerscough was also music teacher. The Myerscough family lived in 3 Fontenoy Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow.
In 1904 he founded the Leinster School of Music & Drama. The Musical Herald of 1 July 1909 wrote at length of Mr Myerscough‘s prominence in Irish musical life:
"The work by which Mr. Myerscough will be best remembered is the Leinster School of Music, of which he is the founder and inspiring force. .... Pupils came from as far north as Enniskillen, southwards from Waterford, and across from Galway."
Professor Samuel Myerscough, Mus. Bac. Oxon, F.R.C.O., F.T.C. died 28 March 1932 aged 78 years and is buried in Deans Grange Cemetery, Co Dublin.
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