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John Nicholson Ireland (13 August 1879 – 12 June 1962) was an English composer.

Ireland was born in Bowdon, near Altrincham, Manchester, into a family of Scottish descent and some cultural distinction. His parents died soon after he had entered the Royal College of Music at the age of 14. He studied piano and organ there, and later composition under Charles Villiers Stanford. He subsequently became a teacher at the…

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  • Downland Suite is fantastic.
  • "Sea Fever: I must go down to the seas again" is lovely.
  • John Ireland Piano Concerto 2nd mvt - http://youtu.be/YuLqLAKzrr0
  • A Downland Suite kills me
  • I have the E Flat Piano Concerto and it's really good. Underrated, I guess!

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