Ivor Gurney Sites


  • The Edward Thomas Fellowship
    A group devoted to the work of this poet, who was hugely important for Gurney
  • The FW Harvey Society
    A recently formed society devoted to the work of Gurney’s boyhood friend, and fellow Gloucestershire poet, F.W. Harvey
  • Friends of the Dymock Poets
    devoted to the work of the six poets who met around Dymock, Gloucestershire, in 1914: Abercrombie, Brooke, Drinkwater, Frost, Gibson, and Thomas, many of whom were influential upon Gurney, although he was only to meet Gibson
  • The Housman Society
    Housman’s poetry was a great influence upon Gurney, from his formative years, through the settings in his most important song cycles, to the companionship he found in Housman’s poetry at the very end of his life.
  • The War Poets Association


  • The Vaughan Williams Society
    Vaughan Williams was a formative influence on Gurney, taught Gurney following the war, and helped oversee Gurney’s affairs from 1922
  • The Stanford Society
    A society devoted to this remarkable teacher and composer, with whom Gurney studied at the Royal College of Music
  • Finzi Friends
    Finzi was a key figure in the promotion of Gurney’s music and poetry, although the two composers never met.

Other Composer Societies