Ina Boyle's Music to feature at the 2018 Ludlow English Song Weekend

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Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April 2018

For three days in April, Shropshire plays host to a unique musical event. The Ludlow English Song Weekend celebrates words and music in its own special, welcoming way. This year our focus is on Ireland, and the music it has inspired. Bax, Bridge, Warlock and Moeran feature prominently, alongside Irish composers Ina Boyle and Seóirse Bodley. Ailish Tynan and Robin Tritschler head a crack team of Irish singers, and we welcome for the first time Carolyn Dobbin and Gavan Ring. The Carice Singers bring a hugely imaginative choral programme, and we’re joined by a bevy of wonderful instrumentalists: Adam Walker, Nicholas Daniel and the Gildas Quartet. With new works by Philip Hammond and Martin Bussey and a variety of talks and discussions we’re set fair for an action-packed, stimulating Weekend. Join us for the craic!
— Iain Burnside

The festival will feature performances of Boyle's Three Songs by Walter de la Mare, performed by Gavan Ring (Baritone) and Iain Burnside (Piano), and select songs from her collection of Gaelic Hymns, performed by The Carice Singers under the direction of George Parris.

                       The Carice Singers

                       The Carice Singers

                            Iain Burnside

                            Iain Burnside

                            Gavan Ring

                            Gavan Ring