The second CD in a four-disc series that will comprise the first complete recording of the songs of John Ireland

Mark Stone, Baritone
Sholto Kynoch, Piano

Stone Records 5060192781007

Stone’s survey of the songs of John Ireland reaches the halfway mark with works published between 1912 and 1928, setting words by Shakespeare, Rossetti and Emily Brontë, as well as his contemporary poets James Vila Blake, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. Stone and Kynoch catch the essentially English nostalgia of the haunting, wistful songs with robust humour in the folksy, rollicking numbers. (The Sunday Times)

When daffodils begin to peer
English May
I was not sorrowful
I will walk on the earth
A song of March
Youth’s Spring-tribute
If we must part
When I am old
When lights go rolling round the sky
Alpine song
Love and friendship
Friendship in misfortune
The one hope
Sunset play
Slumber song
During music
The adoration
The rat
Santa Chiara

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