Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Laurence's Church
King Street


Ralph Vaughan WilliamsLinden Lea
Benjamin BrittenThe Foggy, Foggy Dew
Benjamin BrittenThe Ploughboy
Mander LouisChristmas in Prison
Mander LouisA Rondel for Gloucestershire
Ivor GurneyCaptain Stratton's Fancy
Ivor GurneyOn your midnight pallet lying (words by AE Housman)
Ivor GurneyWalking Song
Ivor GurneyIn Flanders
Roderick Williams3 Housman Parodies
Charles Wifred OrrSeven Songs from A Shropshire Lad (words by AE Housman)
George ButterworthBredon Hill and Other Songs
George ButterworthRoving in the dew
George ButterworthSeventeen Come Sunday


Roderick Williams – baritone
Iain Burnside – piano / artistic director

Programme Note

Ludlow English Song Weekend returns with live concerts over 29/30 Octoberl 2021. We are confident that, barring draconian new restrictions, we can all be safe, hygienic and comfortable in the wide open spaces of St Laurence’s Church. No zooming, no streaming. Socially distanced audiences in the Cathedral of the Marches, cheering on live performances.

Roddy Williams and Iain Burnside begin in style with an opening recital that showcases the best of English Song and will enable us to get underway with a unique and yet familiar programme from our favourite pair of collaborators.

This is the first in a series of five main recitals over the two days - the full programme can be seen here on or on our website Ludlow English Song Weekend

Please note that in order to maintain a socially distanced audience layout, ticket numbers are capped. Festival passes (both days or Saturday only) are on sale at the moment. Individual concert tickets will go on sale from February ONLY if there are seats left. To allow seat allocations per 'bubbles', online ticket sales will close once the maximum number has been reached and there will be no 'at the door' sales. Tickets are refundable under the conditions on our website.


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