In 1937, East Coast journalist and artist Archie White commissioned the yacht Concord from Harry King’s boatyard at Pinmill in Suffolk. His lovingly kept record of Concord’s early years provides a window onto a lost world touched by the shadow of war.

  • “A virtuoso musician… a homage to life…

    - Classic Boat Magazine

I now own Concord and have brought her story to life in Stolen Years. Extracts from Concord’s original logbooks provide the framework for a concert of music ranging from the lute fantasias of John Dowland and the haunting writing of Benjamin Britten through to traditional music and sea songs, interwoven with poetry by W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Philip Larkin.

Suitable for the stage or the most intimate private event this performance reignites the art of storytelling with music.


Music in order of hearing

Poetry in order of hearing

Praeludium – John Dowland

A Fancy – John Dowland

Fantasia – John Dowland

Bagatelle No 2 – William Walton

Colour Sepia – Maximo Diego Pujol

Stormy Weather – Traditional Sea Shanty

Astridan’s Valse – Traditional

Un dia de Noviembre – Leo Brouwer

Nocturnal after John Dowland – mvts. 1 11 111 V – Benjamin Britten

Bagatelle No 3 – Walton

Reprise of Un dia de Noviembre – Brouwer

Flow my Tears – John Dowland

Come heavy sleep – John Dowland

Mayfly – Louis MacNeice

Cut Grass – Phillip Larkin

Fragment from  ‘A Summer’s Night’ – W H Auden

Though I am 80 years old – Anon

Fragment from ‘ A Summer’s Night’ – W H Auden

River in Spate – Louis MacNeice

When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead – Charles Hamilton

Fragment from ‘Autumn Journal’ – Louis MacNeice

In Concord and in Peace – Archie White