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John Dowland (1563-1626) was one of the most important lutenist-composers of the Elizabethan era. The lute-song, Flow my teares, to his tune Lachrimae, was Dowland's most celebrated composition, famous throughout Europe and would have been know to the Earls.
From the Cd Flow my tears:musical journeys with the flight of the earls. Performed by the Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and the Early Music Ensemble of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and recorded in Saint Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin, November 2006.