On Friday 18th September 2015 from 8.30 – 9 pm Peter Barley will give a recital for Culture Night 2015 in St. John’s Cathedral. Peter Barley is Organist & Choir Director in St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick and a founding member of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival.
Also, at 7:30 – 8:00pm in St Mary’s Church Athlunkard St Limerick Carolann Guinee and Riona Curtin will play the organ there. Carolann Guinee is Organist & Choir Director in St Joseph’s Church Limerick and Riona Curtin is Organist in Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale Co Limerick. Both are members of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival Committee.
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The closing concert of the festival features three local artistes, Bernadette Kiely, Michael Dooley and Joan Cunneen in a programme featuring solo organ, trumpet with organ and voice accompanied by organ.
Admission to the concert is free, if you are in a position to donate to the retiring collection, please note that the proceeds will go towards the organ maintenance fund. Thank you.
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Other Organ Concerts in Limerick
Organ recitals take place on a regular basis in Glenstal Abbey as follows:
Simon Harden on Tuesday 21st October at 4:30pm
Simon Harden on Wednesday 22 October at 1:10pm
Peter Barley on Wednesday 5th November at 1:10pm
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Pipe Organ Festival has been the emphasis on improvisation. The 150th anniversary concert in May, given by David Briggs, and the July and August concerts given by Cyprian Love and Columba Mc Cann in Glenstal all featured extensive improvisation. For an insight into what improvisation actually is click here to read a fascinating article by Cyprian Love.
Wednesday August 6th 1:15pm – St. Mary’s Cathedral – Stuart Nicholson
Organist & Master of the Choristers St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin Stuart studied at the Royal College of Music with the late John Birch, during which time he was awarded scholarships at the Temple Church, St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street and St. Paul’s Cathedral; he became an Associate of the Royal College of Music in organ performance with honours and graduated with a first class honours in July 1997.He then toured the USA and Europe whilst serving as Acting Assistant Organist with the mixed choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. Following appointments in Waltham Abbey in Essex & Birmingham Cathedral, Stuart was appointed Organist & Master of Choristers at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in March 2010.