The Last Rose of Summer – Folk Songs of the British Isles


Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen’s Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George’s Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family at both private and state occasions. In 2018 this included the weddings of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank, and Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, both held in St George’s Chapel. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together in Chapel every day that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.

Individually, members of The Queen’s Six have appeared in many of the most prestigious vocal ensembles on the circuit, including The Tallis Scholars, Tenebrae, and The Sixteen. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigalsand haunting folk songs to upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements.


The Queen’s Six

Daniel Brittain – Countertenor

Tim Carleston – Countertenor

Nicholas Madden – Tenor

Dominic Bland – Tenor

Andrew Thompson – Baritone

Simon Whiteley – Bass


Release date: 20/09/19

Catalogue Number: SIGCD598

Barcode: 635212059821

1. Dance to your Daddy
2. The Last Rose of Summer
3. Oh, my love is like a red, red rose
4. Bushes and briars
5. Down by the Salley Gardens
6. Danny boy
7. Dashing away with the smoothing iron
8. The turtle dove
9. The lark in the clear air
10. The raggle taggle gypsies
11. My sweetheart’s like Venus

12. Annie Laurie

13. Early one morning
14. Brigg fair
15. Scarborough Fair
16. What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
17. My Lagan love
18. Bobby Shaftoe
19. O waly waly
20. The water of Tyne
21. Suo gân
22. Land of my fathers

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