Born: January 19, 1834, Canterbury, Kent, England.
Died: June 29, 1905, Nottingham, England.
Irons was a nephew of brothers Stephen & George Elvey.
He became a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under T. E. Jones.
After studying music under Stephen Elvey at Oxford, he was appointed organist at St. Columba’s College, a large public school at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland.
He stayed there only a few months before being offered the position of organist at Southwell Minster.
From Southwell, he went to Chester as assistant organist to Frederic Gunton. Three years later, he accepted an appointment at St. Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, where he served the rest of his life.
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