Uos Music Presents | John Ireland Prize


Following an enforced pandemic break, the Department of Music is delighted to host the fourth iteration of The John Ireland Prize, delivered in partnership with the John Ireland Trust.

Our student competitors each present a short programme of English composer John Ireland’s fantastic and extensive catalogue, with accompaniment provided by pianist Duncan Honeybourne. The prize will be judged by Professor Vince Emery, the prize donor, and David Wordsworth, Chairman of the John Ireland Trust.

Download the concert programme here 

Entrance is FREE. All audience members must book a ticket.

The Turner Sims Bar will open one hour before this event

More John Ireland in 2022…

Sunday 12th June is the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s death, and to mark the day Turner Sims will be hosting a Music & Earthworks afternoon. Professor Timothy Champion will speak about Maiden Castle and Thomas Hardy, who popularised its Celtic name, Mai Dun. Professor David Owen Norris and Duncan Honeybourne will play the two-piano versions of John Ireland’s The Forgotten Rite and Mai Dun. The programme will also include Finzi settings of Hardy and other music with archaeological relevance.

Full details of ticket arrangements for the 12 June event will be announced in January 2022