Thereare more than 300 channels on my television set, most of which are utter trash which I could happily do without. Unfortunately, they come with the package. Even worse, several style themselves as “music” channels but guess how many are devoted to serious orchestral, chamber, instrumental or opera? None! Help is at hand, however, and we will continue to publish special offers whenever we can. John Ireland was a fine, gentle and tuneful composer and we are delighted to link up again with Lyrita, an English record company devoted to the best home-grown music (see below).