Ernest John Moeran’s father was Irish and spent as much time in Ireland as in England after he made Kenmare his second home around 1934. In 1913 he began to study with C. V. Stanford, but World War I interrupted. From about 1919 to 1923 he had occasional lessons on a friendly basis with John Ireland. Moeran wrote many pieces with a strong Irish flavour beginning with the orchestral work, In the Mountain Country (1921), culminating in his Symphony in G Minor (1937) and the concertos for violin (1942) and cello (1945). His English side is reflected in many works catching Elizabethan renaissance aesthetics, such as his Whythorne’s Shadow (1931) and the Serenade in G (1948).