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Ina Boyle – Songs (24/96 FLAC)

Ina Boyle - Songs (24/96 FLAC)

Ina Boyle – Songs (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Ina Boyle
Performer: Iain Burnside, Robin Tritschler, Ben McAteer, Paula Murrihy
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Delphian
Catalogue: DCD34264
Release: 2021
Size: 1.18 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Since thou, O Fondest and Truest
02. The Joy of Earth

Three Songs by Walter de la Mare
03. I. Song of the Mad Prince
04. II. The Pigs & the Charcoal Burner
05. III. Moon, Reeds, Rushes

06. A Mountain Woman Asks for Quiet that her Child May Sleep

Looking Back
07. I. Carrowdore
08. II. All Souls’ Night
09. III. O ghost, That Has Gone
10. IV. The Mill-Water

11. Himself and his Fiddle
12. Have You Heard News of My Boy Jack?
13. Roses
14. A Soft Day, Thank God!
15. Eternity
16. Sleep Song
17. All Souls’ Flower

Five Sacred Folksongs of Sicily
18. I. Eternal Love
19. II. In the Desert
20. III. The Yoke
21. IV. Lord, in Love
22. V. At the Altar

23. A Song of Shadows
24. A Song of Enchantment
25. The Bringer of Dreams
26. Longing
27. Dust
28. The Stolen Child
29. Blessing
30. They Went Forth

Two Christmas Songs
31. I. So Blyssid be the Tyme
32. II. Tyrle, Tyrlow, Tyrle, Tyrlow

33. The Last Invocation

In lifelong seclusion in rural County Wicklow, Ina Boyle created a legacy of song – tender, often melancholy, illuminated by an exquisite sense for harmony. ‘I think it is most courageous of you to go on with such little recognition,’ wrote Vaughan Williams to his pupil. ‘The only thing to say is that it does come finally.’


Amid the 2020 pandemic, Iain Burnside gathered three superb Irish singers at London’s Wigmore Hall. Recorded in less than five hours, the resulting 80 minutes of music unveil a composer who is one of Ireland’s ‘invisible heroines’.


Half a century after Boyle’s death, is Vaughan Williams’s prediction at last coming true?

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