On this day in 1938 Ireland was in Cheltenham examining for the ABRSM. In the evening he gave an illustrated ’causerie’ on modern music at the home of Miss Amy James, who lived in a flat in one of the town’s Georgian residences in St George’s Road, seen below. Ireland held court to an audience of ‘musical people’, talking about his experiences as a pianist and piano teacher. The most interesting revelation from the report is that Ireland grew up listening to his sister Ethel playing Heller and Grieg. She of course went to the Royal Academy of Music, sharing lodgings in London with her brother.
Source: Gloucestershire Echo, 8 December 1938, p. 6.