On Wednesday 9th November at 13:15, St. Mary’s Cathedral will welcome distinguished singer Robert Crowe for the last lunchtime concert of the season. Robert Crowe will be accompanied on the piano by Simon Harden, one of Ireland’s leading organists.

This lunchtime concert explores the fascinating world of the male castrato repertoire, through the ornamentational art of Giovanni Battista Velluti.

Robert Crowe has around 25 years performing experience, including singing at all the renowned Handel festivals in Germany. He is currently researching for a PhD in historical musicology at Boston University.

In addition to being a sought after performer in this country and abroad, Simon Harden is on the lecturing staff of Dublin’s DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Admission: FREE


Thanks again to everyone who helped to make Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2016 such a success. Many thanks to Aoife Daly for her beautiful photos from the closing weekend, which are now available in our gallery.


Trevor Crowe's Workshop, 1st October 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Trevor Crowe’s Workshop

Martin Baker's Concert, 30th September 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Martin Baker’s Concert

Many thanks to Martin Baker for a truly magnificent recital on Friday night, especially for his fabulous improvisation! Thanks also to Trevor Crowe for a fascinating and insightful lecture on organ building and maintenance on Saturday afternoon. These beautiful events were a wonderful finale to Limerick Pipe Organ Festival. Our sincerest thanks to all of our supporters & sponsors, crowdfunders, performers, participants, observers, audience members, venues, and to everyone who supported us in any way. Without your help, the festival would not have been possible.

Photos from Friday night and Saturday afternoon soon to follow in our gallery!

Today’s improvisation workshop with Martin Baker was a wonderful success – many thanks to Martin, our participants, our observers, and St. John’s Cathedral. Photos soon to follow in our gallery!

Martin Baker Improvisation Workshop - 29th September 2016

Improvisation Workshop with Martin Baker

We’re really looking forward to tomorrow night’s concert at St. John’s Cathedral at 7:30PM, the highlight of which will surely be the 12 minutes improvisation on a theme to be given to Martin Baker on the night:

·       Buxtehude, Dietrich – Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

·       Franck, César – Choral No.1 in E major

·       Reger, Max – Fantasie über den Choral “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”

·       Baker, Martin – Improvisation

·       Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) – Passacaglia (BWV 582)

 Admission €10 at the door (concession €8)

We hope to see you there for what promises to be a magnificent concert! 

Thanks very much to Peter Barley for his beautiful recital today!

There are just three events left before the end of our 2016 festival: a masterclass in improvisation with renowned organist Martin Baker tomorrow (an application form to participate or observe can be found in a separate post below below); a recital by Martin Baker on Friday night, and a workshop in organ building and maintenance by Trevor Crowe on Saturday afternoon.

We hope to see you there, please spread the word!


Limerick Pipe Organ - Martin Baker