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Journey’s End


You can now listen to Journey’s End, one of my earliest orchestral compostions, on SoundCloud! It was inspired by R.C. Sheriff’s WWI play of the same name and John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields, and concludes with a poignant hymn to the fallen.

Here it is – enjoy!



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A recent Music graduate of Cambridge University, Alison Rowley is now a professional musician, music leader and instrumental teacher.

Alison Rowley 2010

She regularly plays and calls with the Cunning Plan Ceilidh Band, the Bucket Band and Licence to Ceilidh.

Alison teaches violin, fiddle and piano to all ages in Essex and Kent, from one-to-one tuition to whole classes of primary school children. She is music leader for a community youth folk band and runs folk workshops.

Past workshops include: How To Blag It In Sessions, Calling for Ceilidhs, the Shooting Roots Ceilidh Project at Towersey Festival, Maypole Dancing at Chippenham Folk Festival, Tin Whistle For Beginners, and folk taster days in schools.

Alison is also an amateur composer. Her orchestral work Journey’s End was most recently performed by the Orchestra On The Hill in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.