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The Ludlow English Song Weekend

What's On 2018

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Friday 6th April 2018, 7.30pm

I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING

St Laurence’s Church 

AILISH TYNAN soprano
CHRISTOPHER JONES violin
IAIN BURNSIDE piano

Frank Bridge Goldenhair
Mantle of Blue
So early in the morning, O
When you are old and grey

James Joyce settings:

Herbert Hughes She weeps over Rahoon
Samuel Barber Solitary Hotel
Herbert Howells Flood
Edmund Pendleton Bid adieu
John Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
Samuel Barber Nuvoletta
Gerald Barry Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Lady Bracknell’s Song
Rebecca Clarke Down by the Sally Gardens
Rebecca Clarke Three Irish Country Songs, for voice and violin:
I know my love
I know where I’m going
As I was going to Ballynure
Seóirse Bodley Two settings of Seamus Heaney:
The Rain Stick
A Call

Irish folksong arrangements:

Herbert Hughes The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
EJ Moeran The Roving Dingle Boy
Herbert Hughes The Fanaid Grove
Herbert Hughes Reynardine
EJ Moeran The Lost Lover
Herbert Hughes The Magpie’s Nest
Benjamin Britten The Last Rose of Summer
Herbert Hughes The Leprechaun

Saturday 7th April 2018, 10.00am

BEING IRISH: a cross fertilisation of musical cultures.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Katy Hamilton looks ahead at the Weekend, leading a discussion of its composers, its ideas and its challenges.


Saturday 7th April 2018, 11.30am

FLIGHT

St Laurence’s Church

ROBIN TRITSCHLER tenor
ADAM WALKER flute
NICHOLAS DANIEL oboe / cor anglais
GILDAS QUARTET
IAIN BURNSIDE piano

Sir Arnold Bax Oboe Quintet
Philip Hammond The Blackbird’s Poet – PREMIERE
George Benjamin Flight
Peter Warlock The Curlew

Saturday 7th April 2018, 2.00pm

THE CELTIC NORTH

St Laurence’s Church

CARICE SINGERS
GEORGE PARRIS director

Icelandic Hymn Heyr, hymna smidur
Sir Hubert Parry At the round earth’s imagined corners
Wilhelm Stenhammer September
Leevi Madetoja Kevätunta
Sir Hubert Parry Never weather beaten sail
Edvard Grieg Ved Rondane
Percy Grainger A Song of Vämerland
Frederick Delius The splendour falls on castle walls
arr. Eyvind Aeles I lay down so late
Toivo Kuula Nuku (Sleep)
Ina Boyle from Gaelic Hymns
Sir Arnold Bax This Worldes Joie

Saturday 7th April 2018, 5.00pm

POMES PENYEACH: Yeats, Joyce and their legacy.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Katy Hamilton chairs a panel looking at the words behind this Weekend’s music.


Saturday 7th April 2018, 8.00pm

I WENT OUT TO THE HAZEL WOOD

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

FIONA SHAW actor
NICHOLAS DANIEL oboe
ROBIN TRITSCHLER tenor
GARETH BRYNMOR JOHN baritone
IAIN BURNSIDE piano

A sequence of words and music, including Rebecca Clarke, Britten, Bax, Ireland, Bliss, Thea Musgrave, Ina Boyle, Frank Corcoran, Bernadette Marmion and  Jennifer Walshe.


Sunday 8th April 2018, 10.00am

ANN MURRAY MASTERCLASS

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ann Murray Masterclass with students from the RWCMD.
Songs by John Ireland, Gerald Finzi and EJ Moeran.


Sunday 8th April 2018, 12.00pm

BORDER LINES

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

The Irish border is never far from today’s Brexit-driven headlines. Savouring Ludlow’s position near another dividing line, Katy Hamilton looks at different lines of musical demarcation. A panel discussion explores other issues arising over the Weekend.


Sunday 8th April 2018, 2.00pm

YOUNG COMPOSERS SHOWCASE

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

A chance to hear this year’s new songs, performed by students from the RWCMD.


Sunday 8th April 2018, 3.00pm

THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

CAROLYN DOBBIN mezzo
GAVAN RING baritone
IAIN BURNSIDE piano

Charles Wood At Sea
Sir Charles Stanford A soft day
Sir Hamilton Harty The Blue Hills of Antrim
A Mayo Love Song
Flame in the skies of Sunset
 Charles Wood Credhe’s Lament for Cail
 Ina Boyle Three Songs by Walter de la Mare:
The Song of the Mad Prince
The Pigs and the Charcoal-burner
Moon, reeds, rushes
 Joan Trimble Girl’s Song
Green Rain
My grief on the sea
 Martin Bussey 1916 – PREMIERE
Lament for Thomas McDonagh
A Dublin Ballad: 1916
From Samuel Lomas’s account of Easter 1916
The Mother
The Wayfarer
 Seóirse Bodley Stróll
Do Bhádhasa Uair
Cré
Paidir
Howard Ferguson Five Irish songs op 17:
The apron of flowers
I’m from over the mountain
Calen-o
The swan
My grandfather died

Sunday 8th April 2018, 5.00pm

FESTIVAL EVENSONG

St Laurence’s Church

Festival Evensong to include works by Stanford and Wood.


All information correct as of December 2018.