a compositional career spanning both World Wars, remarkably little
is known about Martin Shaw’s music. It has yet to enjoy
the revival of interest that has benefitted the legacies of close
friends such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Ireland. His songs
range from the whimsical and effervescent to the deeply melancholic,
and will be a revelation to many. In rescuing these gems from
obscurity, Iain Burnside and his singers have given new life to
an unjustly neglected figure.