The Phantasie-Trio in Birmingham, Dundee and Woodford Green










Sometime after 1930 the Grinke Trio (Grinke-Hooton-Manley) took Ireland’s Phantasie-Trio to the Midlands, performing it in a lunchtime concert at Queen’s College, Birmingham (top, no longer standing).

The  reviewer liked their performance enormously, finding that ‘rarely, indeed, has the impresson of comprehension of the British composer’s line of thought been so convincingly conveyed’ (newspaper cutting, no provenance or date). Further outings for the Grinke Trio and the Phantasie-Trio saw it played in Dundee’s Training College Hall (below) alongside Schubert and Brahms and in the marvellously-named Wilfred Lawson Temperance Hotel in Woodford Green (bottom).


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