New Guildhall Organ Festival 2017

New Guildhall Organ Festival 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017 (09:00) – Saturday 21st October 2017 (17:30) Derry-Londonderry The first Guildhall Organ Festival will showcase the hall’s recently restored Hill, Norman & Beard organ in a wide variety of events aimed at organists and the general...

Mr Rodney Bambrick – A tribute by Mr Jack Thompson

Tribute paid to Rodney S. Bambrick  B.A. , L.T.C.L.  (1 March 1927 – 14 March 2015), during his funeral service in Queen’s Parade Methodist Church, Bangor, on 20 March 2015,  by his friend, Mr Jack Thompson.   Rodney – the teacher That’s where I first met Rodney. I...

Mr Harry Anderson

The funeral of Mr Harry Anderson took place in Seagoe Parish Church on Thursday 26 February. Harry had a long career of over sixty years as a choral director, organist and teacher, particularly in the Banbridge and Portadown areas. Harry was born in Lurgan and had his...
May Street’s 100 Year Old Organ

May Street’s 100 Year Old Organ

As many of you will be aware, there lives rather a splendid two manual organ by J.J.Binns in May Street Presbyterian Church in Belfast. It has been my privillege to play on (and with!) this gem for the Thursday Lunch Time Services for quite a few years now. I just...
The Barber Organ

The Barber Organ

Ian Barber recently celebrated 30 years as organist at Belfast cathedral. In recognition of this, the cathedral board has named the chamber organ the ‘Barber Organ’ and it was dedicated at a service in the cathedral on 28th September. In recognition of his...