An Irish Songbook


Iain Burnside and Ailish Tynan return to Signum with their second disc of Irish Songs and arrangements – this time from a range of different 20th Century composers.

Although all of the sung texts stem from Irelands rich heritage of literature (including poems from W.B. Yeats, Thomas Moore and James Joyce), the composers featured here have a more transatlantic feel, with works by John Cage and Samuel Barber programmed alongside others by Benjamin Britten and Herbert Hughes.

Ailish Tynan’s singing [is] totally compelling – BBC Radio 3 Record Review
Editor’s Choice: The disc is full of interest. There are lovely, unknown tunes, seductively sung and hauntingly harmonised. It has pathos and wild joy in equal measure. An excellent recital –  Classic FM Magazine
Iain Burnside is a dream of an accompanist – La Scena Musicale

Ailish Tynan soprano
Iain Burnside piano

RELEASE DATE: 28/02/2011
BARCODE: 635212023921

1. The Cloths of Heaven Thomas Dunhill 

2. Solitary Hotel Samuel Barber

3. Lean out of the Window (Goldenhair) Frank Bridge 

4. Bid adieu arr. Edmund Pendleton

5. The Roving Dingle Boy arr. E.J. Moeran 

6. To Eire Arnold Bax

7. The Last Rose of Summer arr. Benjamin Britten

8. The Tinker’s Daughter arr. E.J. Moeran

9. The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs John Cage

10. Flood Herbert Howells

11. Bahnhofstrasse C.W. Orr

12. Marry Me Now arr. Herbert Hughes

13. The Lost Lover arr. E.J. Moeran

14. Avenging and Bright arr. Benjamin Britten

15. Oh Men from the Fields arr. Herbert Hughes

16. St Ita’s Vision Samuel Barber 

17. The Minstrel Boy arr. Benjamin Britten 

18. Tutto è Sciolto John Ireland 

19. The Stranger’s Grave Herbert Hamilton Harty

20. Sail on, sail on arr. Benjamin Britten 

21. The Desire for Hermitage Samuel Barber

22. At the mid hour of night arr. Benjamin Britten

23. The Salley Gardens arr. Benjamin Britten

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