January 6 Lunches
with Lionel Hill at Swiss Cottage.
February 9 Broadcasts ‘Music
Lover’s Diary’ for the BBC.
Works on the Cello Sonata.
The Mountain Country performed in Birmingham by George
April In London working on
the Cello Sonata.
April 17 Completes the Cello
Soon afterwards, journeys to Eire.
May 9 First performance of
the Cello Sonata,
May 10-11 Stays with Julius
Harrison in Malvern.
May 20 In Kenmare at the Lansdowne
Long period of separation from Peers begins.
May 30 Further work on the
Visits Denny Island and plans a Scherzo
for orchestra, also a ‘movement
June In Eire, working on the
Mid-July attends Cheltenham
Festival with Peers to hear Barbirolli and the Halle Orchestra
perform the Violin
Concerto with Laurance Turner as soloist.
Stays at Ledbury, ‘on holiday’ with Peers.
August 3 Accompanies Dick Jobson
and Peers on a trip to the Malverns.
August 13-15 At Seer Green
with the Hills. Attends a Prom performance of the Piano
Rhapsody at the Royal Albert Hall. Late evening - journeys
to Piltdown in Sussex with Peers.
August 22 Back at Seer Green
with the Hills. Stays until
August 25 Overture
To A Masque played at the Proms.
September 4 At 13 Harben Road
Studio, Swiss Cottage. Lionel Hill visits. M. plays the Second
Symphony to him on the piano.
September 7 Stays with Peers
at Seer Green whilst the Hills are away. Works on, and completes
short score of the Serenade
October 19 Visits Seer Green
October 22 Lionel Hill visits
October 24+ In East Anglia
with Maurice Brown recording folk songs for the BBC.
December 1 Lunches with Lionel
Hill in Regent Street, London.
December 8 At the Wigmore Hall
for a recital by Frederick Thurston. Supper with Humphrey
December 10 At the Royal College
Mid-December Visits the Hills at Seer Green. Hears Patrick
Hadley’s ‘The Hills’.
December 23 At Ledbury with
December 31 Leaves for Eire.
Lengthy stay in Kenmare.
Works extensively on the Second
Symphony, and proofs of the Serenade
Radio Eireann Orchestra broadcasts Lonely
Waters and Whythorne’s
June 28 In London for lunch
with Lionel Hill.
July 1 Barbirolli and the Halle
Shadow at Cheltenham Town Hall.
July 25 At Seer Green for the
Jul 31-Aug 2 Returns to stay
at Seer Green. Goes out to Radnage in the Chilterns with Lionel
Hill a propos buying a cottage.
August 2 Radnage cottage idea
abandoned. Returns to London.
August 4 On holiday to Ledbury,
then Central Wales with Peers.
August 12 Returns to Belsize
August 23 Peers away on Arts
Council tour in Yorkshire.
August 24 At Chinnor in the
Chilterns to look at another house. Abortive attempt at purchase.
Evening: attends Prom to hear Rawsthorne’s concerto, also
Sept 1-2 attends rehearsals
for the first performance of Serenade
in G with LSO/Basil Cameron at a Prom in the Royal Albert
September 8 Gives talk ‘Musical
Curiosities’ on BBC Third Programme.
1st wk Oct. Returns to Eire.
Drinks heavily - suffers from intense depression, which leads
to total breakdown of health.
December Brought to Cheltenham
and treated by Dr.Hazlett. Finds lodgings at Park House West.
Peers begins extended tour of South Africa, Australia and
February 7 Works
on arrangement of The Jolly Carter
for chorus, also collection of Songs
from County Kerry.
February 8 stays at Seer Green
with Lionel Hill.
February 9 In London at Royal
Albert Hall for BBC SO rehearsal and concert of Symphony
in G minor conducted by Boult.
February 10- In Cheltenham
at Park Place.
March 18-19 Returns to stay
at Seer Green.
April In Cheltenham. Works
on Second Symphony.
May 10 Very unhappy with progress
of Second Symphony.
Goes to stay with brother Graham at Ledbury for few days.
Mid-May Returns to Cheltenham.
Composes madrigal Candlemas Eve.
May 25 Stops work on the Second
June 4 In London for a meeting
with Jascha Heifitz about the Violin
June 5 Returns to Cheltenham.
Very hot weather; tries to work on the Second
Symphony; records slow progress.
June 21 Following a letter
from Peers in New Zealand, considers leaving England to live
and work there.
July 26 At Ledbury. Work on
the Second Symphony
August 16 Meets brother Graham
at a cricket match in Cheltenham.
September 5 Disappears from
Park Place. Goes to live with ‘Gordon’.
September 16 The Hills sell
their house at Seer Green.
Mid Sept- end Nov. Disappears
to Eire. Period of heavy drinking.
early Dec Turns up in London. Lionel Hill sends money
to help him. Suffers from neuritis.
December 15 arrives back at
Ledbury in a bad way.
December 16 Examined by Doctor
December 22 Suffering from
severe depression. Remains at Ledbury.
25 Stays with Hills at their new house - 4 Dawlish Road
Brondesbury NW2. Attends concert at the Royal Albert Hall where
Beecham conducts the Sinfonietta.
M. re-considers the structure of the Second
1st wk Feb Leaves Ledbury for
February 11 Contacts Larry Morrow
at his Delgany cottage.
February 17 Visits Delgany again
to make arrangements for living there. Researches into origins
of Kerry folksongs.
February 22 Returns from Dublin
March 5 At Cambridge for day
with Patrick Hadley Spends night with the Hills in Cricklewood.
March 6 Goes with Hills to hear
the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra play at the Royal Albert Hall.
March 7 Leaves England for the
March 9 In Dublin staying at
125 Baggot Street.
March 11 Meets Seumas O’Sullivan.
March 12 Goes to live at Coolagad,
Plans ‘The Oyle of Barley’ and
sketches it out.
Mar 16-20 Works on the Second
Symphony; walks in the mountains.
March 20 Writes to Peers for
the last time.
Last wk Mar visits eye specialist
in Dublin. Brain disorder diagnosed. Begins to drink heavily
again. Leaves Coolagad suddenly; claims he has been robbed.
April 3 Contacts own family by
wire from Dublin.
May 1 Contacts mother by wire.
June 16 Turns up in Kenmare,
with a cripple from Dublin. Finds lodgings at The Lodge, Kenmare.
Late Summer Pat Ryan visits Kenmare.
M. discusses Second
Symphony with him.
Sept-Dec Remains quietly in Kenmare,
listening to radio, giving some music lessons.
November 29 Spends the afternoon
with the Moores.
November 30 With the O’Donnells
for the evening. Retires to bed by 9.30.
December 1 Stormy weather in Kenmare.
Stays in bed until early afternoon
4.00 pm: out walking on Kenmare
Pier. Seen to fall into the water. Boat put out but M. is already
dead when brought ashore..
December 2 Graham Moeran leaves
for Kenmare. Inquest on M. opened.
December 3 Graham arrives in
Kenmare. M. is buried in the Old Churchyard, Kenmare.
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