Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside completed a recording of songs by John Ireland at Potton Hall in the UK. The repertoire recorded included The Salley Gardens, I have 12 Oxen, The Vagabond and Sea Fever, and two sets of songs to poems by Thomas Hardy.
This album will continue the excellent English Song series which has, most recently, seen the addition of John Mark Ainsley's critically acclaimed A Young Man's Exhortation by Gerald Finzi (8.570414). Sessions took place from July 23 to 25, and were produced by Andrew Walton. The CD will be released next year.