The website for Dr Martin Shaw OBE FRCM (1875 –1958)

"But the little roads of Cloonagh are dearer far to me.."

The Little Waves of Breffney


first few bars of sheet music of little waves of Breffney fading out into a circle. Instructions 'Broadly'>


15: The Little Waves of Breffny

Recording Artists: Iain Burnside & Andrew Kennedy

Eva Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a committed suffragist. Both she and her sister Constance reacted to their privileged background and committed themselves to social reform.

At the end of her life Gore-Booth was a neighbour of the Shaws, living in Hampstead.


portrait of Mischa Leon strong features and black wavy hair

Shaw’s dedication is To Mischa-Léon (1889 - 1928), pictured right, the Danish tenor who had settled in London.

Mischa was married to the Canadian soprano Pauline Donalda.






Eva Gore-Booth (1872 - 1926) JB Cramer 1924 currently out of print