My long-time friend Margaret Lawrie from Birmingham, England, composed this lovely air. The tune was the title track on her latest CD recording, which was dedicated to ten-year-old Rose Cronin, who died of leukemia. Meg told me that she took pictures in the grounds and graveyard of Hereford Cathedral and began to think of all the musicians down through the ages who had played music in this ancient place. Thus, 'Ancient Stones'. Margaret and Michael Burnham perform the tune on this track on piano and violin.
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Burnham, Michael (violin) and Lawrie, Margaret (piano) (composer), “Ancient Stones,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed March 1, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/397.