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Oxford Pre-Tour

  • MBI Auditorium Corpus Christi College Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JF (map)

Ahead of baritone David Jones's epic thousand-mile cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End, he is joined by pianist George Ireland for a special pre-tour exploration of Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel, folk songs from along the route of Song Cycle and other favourites.

Eventbrite - Song Cycle 2018 Pre-Tour Concert

Song Cycle 2018

David Jones, baritone
George Ireland, piano

Henri Duparc
L'invitation au voyage

Frederick Keel 
Three Saltwater Ballads
Port of Many Ships
Trade Winds
Mother Carey

Ivor Gurney
On the Downs
The Fields are Full
Severn Meadows

George Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad


A selection of folk songs from the route of Song Cycle 2018

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of Travel

Later Event: May 21