Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:29 pm

Michael!

Below see a picture of the organ case at New Hall, Ennis, Co. Clare. According to Bence-Jones, it is not an organ at all but a baroque cupboard in the form of an organ.

The house was built by Charles MacDonnell, MP, c. 1764 to a design possibly by Francis Bindon. The cupboard is in the octagonal doric hall -where the MacDonnell crest appears in the metopes.
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:37 am

The Pro-Cathedral Church of St Patrick, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Jas » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:48 am

do you think choirs with small organs get inferiority complexes and try to compensate by buying stupid cars ;)
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Michael J. O'Brien » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:01 pm

Praxiteles wrote:Michael!

Below see a picture of the organ case at New Hall, Ennis, Co. Clare. According to Bence-Jones, it is not an organ at all but a baroque cupboard in the form of an organ.

The house was built by Charles MacDonnell, MP, c. 1764 to a design possibly by Francis Bindon. The cupboard is in the octagonal doric hall -where the MacDonnell crest appears in the metopes.


Thanks for sharing that. It looks fantastic, I never realised that it was jnst a cupboard!
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:12 pm

The organ case of the Convent Chapel of the Ursuline nuns Blackrock, Co.Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:17 pm

Michael!

Slightly off the subject, but this link to Francis Bindon may be of interest. It has a small bit about New Hall

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/people/francis_bindon.htm
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:33 pm

The organ case in St. Francis Xavier, Gardiner St., Dublin
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Saint Saviours Dominick Street

Postby Bren88 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:50 pm

Saint Saviours Dominick Street
J.J. McCarty - 1861

Organ above entrance
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:27 pm

And here, courtesy of P. Clerkin, is a rare treat: a view of the organ in St. Paul's, Arran Quay (1837)
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:17 am

St Mary's Cork:

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:30 am

North Cathedral Cork:

Not really a case and impossible to get a photo of the entire instrument, as its spread across both aisles and the nave, here is a shot of the south aisle front pipework. I would imagine the organ was rebuilt in the latest renovation to the church.

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:43 am

St. Michael's Church, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Has St. Michael's acquired a new organ?
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:13 pm

Praxiteles wrote:St. Michael's Church, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Has St. Michael's acquired a new organ?


Sort of! St Michael's organ had suffered quite a bit over the years, it was originally built by Telford and Telford and rebuilt by the Irish Organ Co some years ago, using most of the original pipework. However, they tryed to "stretch" the specification from a 2 manual to 3, this was not altogether successful. Back in 2000, the instument (as your photo shows) was taken apart and rebuilt, using much of the existing pipework. The second photo shows only the skeleton of the swell box. Attached is an article from a local paper, with a photo of the almost completed case, prior to the reinstatement of 3 original Telford Angels from the original organ.

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More detail here: http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=D08045

And here: http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=C00483
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:31 pm

Organ Case in St. Marys RC Church, Youghal.

Its a Telford dating from 1857, and has the most amazing case, and sadly in need of an overhaul, which I believe is underway at the moment

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:11 am

St. Colman's Church, Ballintotas, Midleton, Co. Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:44 am

The Church of the Descent of the Holy Ghost, Dennehy's Cross, Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:46 pm

Courtesy of Alan, the organ case in St. John the Baptist's, Kinsale, Co. Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:17 am

Schull, Co Cork:

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:45 pm

Recent shot of the case in St Saviour's Dublin. Instrument appears to be in very poor condition - many of the facade pipes are damaged and there are odd bits and pieces of organ innards sitting in one of the side galleries.. does anyone know if this organ is still playable?

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:47 pm

Pro Cathedral, Dublin

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:02 pm

St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral Church, Fermoy, Co. Cork
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:40 pm

The Chapel of the Most Blessed Trinity, Dublin Castle

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