Friday, 1 December 2017

Gothic Ruins And A Great Composer.




We have often  drove passed this sign going to Killarney.   The other day on our way to Lidl in Kenmare we stopped and took these photographs.  


 We had never heard of the poet and composer Ernest John Moeran.  Like myself he had and Irish father.  He served in the First World War and was badly injured and had to have a metal plate in his head.  He loved Norfolk, Herefordshire and Ireland.  He settled there and died in his fifties.  I have been listening to some of his work on You Tube this week.  I think his music is wonderful.  On his headstone it says:  He rests in the mountain country he loved so well.



Killowen church is a gothic ruin and even without a roof it looks amazing.

I found this wonderful video on You Tube about Ernest John Moeran.  Many thanks for making and posting the video on You Tube.




13 comments:

  1. You know your stuff GWil. Have you been in the 5 Bells? Thanks!

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  2. I enjoyed the video Dave, lovely music. I have never heard of him either. Shame he is so little known and the unfinished symphony. Thanks for telling us about him.

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    1. Hi Rachel. He use to collect folk songs from Norfolk, Herefordshire, Kent and Ireland. I find him fascinating. Thanks!

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  3. Lovely music. Must see if I can find some of his music which has been put into sheet music for the piano.
    .....................and just came back to your blog after a quick look on the Internet, only to find that there is very little of his music available as sheet music, and what there was too technically difficult. So will just have to listen to his music via YT

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  4. I am glad you like the music Vera. Have a listen to: The White Mountain. We both know this familiar tune which mentions Bantry Bay. Thanks!

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