Join us in the beautiful setting of the Sacred Heart Church, Limerick at 5PM on the 14th of May for the launch of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2016 and an organ recital by Daniel Battle. Admission free; retiring collection.


Fanfare (La Péri) – Paul Dukas

Prelude and Fugue in G minor – Dietrich Buxtehude

A Voluntary for the Trumpet stop – John Stanley

Pièce d’Orgue (BWV 572) – J. S. Bach

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 715 and BWV 711) – J. S. Bach

Pièce Héroïque -Franck

SacredHeartChurch-Organ2  Organ at Sacred Heart Church.

Daniel Battle is the resident Organist in the Sacred Heart Church, Limerick, having previously been Organ Restoration Project co-ordinator and Director of the Scholæ Filiorum in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Cork.

Daniel was first taught the organ at school in Surrey by Rosemary Nayyer. He furthered his studies at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he focused on Church Music and Liturgy. During this time he was Organ Scholar at Bangor Cathedral and recorded a CD entitled Mae’r Cyfan yn Gân (The whole song) with Hogia’r Ddwylan on the Welsh record label, Sain. Upon Graduating, Daniel was appointed Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster, the Anglican Cathedral in Nottinghamshire. After Southwell, Daniel was appointed Organist at All Saints Parish Church in Carshalton, Surrey. 

Daniel first came to Limerick in 2011 as the Associate Organist of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Daniel is in demand as a performer across Europe. He has performed in venues such as St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Peterskirche, Vienna, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and Gloucester Cathedral, as well as venues in the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium. He has also appeared on Radio and Television both here and in the UK. Broadcasts include Services on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 4 and RTÉ Radio and Television.

An overview of some of our upcoming events:

Festival Launch & Organ Recital

Sacred Heart Church

Saturday 14th May, 5pm

Daniel Battle Organist


Recital by David Cassan

(Organist Notre Dame Paris)

Tuesday 12th July, 8pm

Sacred Heart Church

Recital by Martin Baker

(Organist Westminster Cathedral London)

Friday 30th September, 7.30pm

St. John’s Cathedral



Come and join us to perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in the beautiful surrounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick on St. Cecilia’s Day, Sunday 22nd November, 2015. A “Come and Sing” event invites people to form a temporary choir for the day, learning and performing a choral piece together. Singers are requested to bring scores; choral scores can be downloaded for free at: 

A limited number of scores will be available for borrowing on the day.

The choir will be directed by Peter Barley, organist & choir director at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and will be accompanied by Bernadette Kiely, organist & choir director at St. John’s Cathedral. Peter Barley and Bernadette Kiely are both founding members of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival.

Further updates can be found on our Facebook page:

LPOF 2015 Come and Sing Faure

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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