A slice of January

Looking over old records of performances of Ireland’s music reveals quite how busy he was, and how much played. A slice of the year 1925, focusing only on January, and by no means complete, includes:

  • 2 Jan   ‘The Island Spell’, played by Stephen Wearing in Liverpool
  • 5 Jan   ‘Santa Chiara’, sung by Harold Craig in Manchester
  • 6 Jan   A John Ireland concert in Newcastle that included ‘The Bells of San Marie’ and ‘The Vagabond’, sung by Dale South; ‘Chelsea Reach’ , ‘Ragamuffin’ and ‘The Island Spell’, played by John Ireland, and the Cello Sonata, played by Ivor James with the composer
  • 11 Jan Phantasy-Trio in Bournemouth
  • 13 Jan ‘Prelude’, played by Harriet Cohen at the Wigmore Hall
  • 20 Jan A John Ireland concert at Leeds University that included ‘Chelsea Reach’ , ‘Ragamuffin’ and ‘The Island Spell’, played by John Ireland, and the Cello Sonata, played by Carl Fuchs with the composer
  • 25 Jan A chamber music concert in the York Hotel, Berbers Street, London, that included the Cello Sonata, played by John Barbirolli with the composer, and the Second Piano Ttrio, played by Samuel Kutcher, John Barbirolli and Joseph Holbrooke
  • 26 Jan ‘Soho Forenoons’, played by S. Midgley in Bradford
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