Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

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Postby Praxiteles » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:48 pm

The Organ in St. Peter's Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:51 pm

A detail of the organ case in Cobh Cathedral:
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby samuel j » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:55 pm

Beautiful carving on Cobh, detail on photo excellent as not something you can see readily make out with the naked eye if in St. Colman's
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:58 pm

St Ann's Cathedral, Belfast (Harrison Organ) I believe this is the largest Organ in Northern Ireland.

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:51 pm

The newly painted St Mary's Parish Church Youghal Organ Case.
(not sure of the colour scheme used...:confused: )
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:54 pm

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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:13 pm

pipedreams wrote:The newly painted St Mary's Parish Church Youghal Organ Case.
(not sure of the colour scheme used...:confused: )


Don't like that at all.. I'd say its an act if vandalism actually..
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:28 pm

pipedreams wrote:The newly painted St Mary's Parish Church Youghal Organ Case.
(not sure of the colour scheme used...:confused: )


It is just awful and goes to demonstrate the all pervading influence of Barny on the public psyche!
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:29 pm

Praxiteles wrote:It is just awful and goes to demonstrate the all pervading influence of Barny on the public psyche!


Is it possible that the Heritage Officer for County Cork agreed to have this carried out on the 1857 organ?
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby samuel j » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:19 pm

Praxiteles wrote:Is it possible that the Heritage Officer for County Cork agreed to have this carried out on the 1857 organ?


It now has that MDF feel of something from BBCs "Changing Rooms" and the mind of Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen
..............awful....... or would look better in Perks Funfair in Youghal
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:26 am

samuel j wrote:It now has that MDF feel of something from BBCs "Changing Rooms" and the mind of Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen
..............awful....... or would look better in Perks Funfair in Youghal


Perfection description!

From my own investigations, the original colours of the organ was natural dark wood (polished) and all the pipes were gold coloured, and it would have been far better to revert to that rather than that lilac scheme...
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Archiseek Editors » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:59 pm

What is the local reaction to the lilac organ?
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:38 am

Archiseek Editors wrote:What is the local reaction to the lilac organ?


Have yet to find out, but from experience, I was one of a few who liked, played and talked about the organ.

So I don't expect much reaction to it.
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:52 pm

Newry Cathedral - 3 Manual Telford Organ
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:56 pm

beautiful. Looks like Newry is tolerably well kept.

The Georgian Organs of Anglican Dublin;St.Mary's,St.Werburgh's,St.Michan's
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Fearg » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:10 pm

[quote="ake"]beautiful. Looks like Newry is tolerably well kept.

The lighting fixtures spoil the effect somewhat don't you think? More discrete lighting and an imaginative colour scheme on the ceiling would work wonders there. As for the organ, its a real hidden gem. Not often you get to hear its full resources, As for the photo, I hope to post some better ones in the near future.

Great pics of the Dublin churches!
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby pipedreams » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:20 pm

ake wrote:beautiful. Looks like Newry is tolerably well kept.

The Georgian Organs of Anglican Dublin;St.Michan's

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I've always though that the organ in Youghal had a similar case to St.Michan's.

If would have been great if they use the same colour scheme and not the lilac disaster that we have now.
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:10 pm

it's almost beyond belief.


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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:11 pm

St.Audeon's, Dublin;
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:23 pm

The Twin Churches in Wexford Town have similar organs;
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Ramsgrange, Wexford, Pugin's large, ill-fated, rural parish church;
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:54 pm

The organ in the Rotunda Hospital chapel;
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Anyone know when it dates from?
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby ake » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:07 pm

Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford; the Elliot Organ

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"The organ here in Waterford was built by Thomas Elliot of London, and was installed in 1817 by Alexander Buckingham and was originally positioned in the west gallery.

In 2003 Irish organ builder Kenneth Jones from Bray, County Wicklow restored this fine and only example in Ireland of an Elliot organ to the highest standard."
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Sulpice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:43 pm

Fearg wrote:Here is Killarney - does anyone have a photo of the case before it was divided?

Probably one of the smallest cathedral organs in ireland (only 2 manuals) in one of the largest cathedrals!

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This organ actually has three manuals (although still lacks the "big stuff" vital to fill a huge cathedral). It was originally Telford and contained in what I believe was a handsome case. In the 70's the Irish Organ Company divided it and made some tonal alterations leaving in the state it now appears...

Note what the 70s cathedral "renovations" did to the interior of what was once a masterpiece of Pugin's work.
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Sulpice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:47 pm

Praxiteles wrote:The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, Tuam, Co. Galway

Here is the organ case, but I would not be certain that there is anything in it.


There was a Bevington organ here until the 1930s, when apparently it was removed due to death-watch beetle infestation. It probably had a fine case (see the photo of the St. Mary's cathedral, Kilkenny Bevington organ case submitted by another forum member)
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Re: Organ Cases In Irish Churches and Cathedrals

Postby Sulpice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:54 pm

Fearg wrote: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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This organ was originally Telford c.1860 and was reduced from 4 to 3 manuals in the 1950s by Evans and Barr. In the 80s the incumbent organist began attempts to enlarge it to 5 manuals! (console still in gallery). The organ is pretty much unplayable and has very little of its original pipework left. Of particular interest though is the full length Open Wood Diapason in the pedal. It is the only full length 32 foot pedal stop in a catholic church organ on the island of Ireland. Dublin's Pro-Cathedral has a pedal 32 foot, but it is not full length (for organ nerds out there, it's haskelled)
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