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Stanford: Trottin' to the Fair (Songs and Ballads by Sir Charles Stanford) - James Griffett (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

Stanford: Trottin' to the Fair (Songs and Ballads by Sir Charles Stanford) - James Griffett (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

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The lineage of these delightful pieces (a goodly proportion of which are arrangements of folk tunes) could be traced back to the melodies of the 18th century - totally un-fussy, workmanlike settings showing Stanford as no stuffy academic. There is great variety.” - MusicWeb International

Stanford:
A Fire of Turf Op. 139 ( Winifred M Letts) (1913)
Trottin' to the Fair (from 'Songs of Erin' Op. 76) (A P Graves) (1900)
My love's an arbutus (Old Irish air)
The Confession (from Songs of Old Ireland)
The Winds of Bethlehem (from Songs for voice & piano, Op. 175 No. 3)
The Song of the Bow (from Songs for voice & piano, Op. 175 No. 1)
Jenny (from Songs of Old Ireland)
Colonel Carty (from Irish Songs and Ballads)
Londonderry Air (from Irish Songs and Ballads)
The Zephyrs Blest (from Irish Songs and Ballads)
Caoine (A Lament), Op. 54 No. 1
Heraclitus (Callimachus, trs William Cory) Op. 110 No. 4 (1910, arr 1918)
Blackberry time
A soft day
The Monkey's Carol
The Fairy Lough Op. 77 No. 2, from An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures (1901)
The Willow Tree (from Songs of Old Ireland)
Drop me a flower ( (from Songs for voice & piano, Op. 175, No. 2)
The Merry Month of May
The Ploughman's Whistle (from Irish Songs and Ballads)
The Irish Reel
The Bold, Unbiddable Child (from A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, Op. 140 No. 5)
Witches' Charms
More of Cloyne
The Poison of the Darts
Thief of the World (from A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, Op. 140 No. 2
Back to Ireland (from An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures (1901), Op. 77 No. 6)


James Griffett (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)