Pipeworks festival launches this Wednesday


Posted 6 months ago in Event Preview

From its beginnings in 1980 as the Dublin International Organ Festival, Pipeworks has brought to Irish audiences a diverse programme of music-making with the organ at its centre, fully exploiting not only the wonderful range of instruments to be found in Ireland, but the splendid cathedrals, churches and concert halls which house them. Unfortunately, for the second year running the festival will solely take place online, streaming on their You Tube channel, but features a thrilling array of talent filmed whilst performing in Christchurch Cathedral, the Unitarian Church and Sandford Parish Church.

Artistic Director David Leigh says,”It is a very great pleasure to welcome Tom Little to perform in Christ Church Cathedral (June 16, 7pm). Tom comes to Ireland with a considerable reputation as a player, and we look forward to his programme showcasing the instrument in Christ Church Cathedral. Many will know that this instrument has strong links with the organ festival, being designed by one of my predecessors, the late Peter Sweeney, and used for many competitions through the years. Pipeworks is committed to the encouragement of young organists in Ireland. We are delighted to feature Evan Lawrence (Friday June 18, 7pm), winner of the Sr. Catherine McCauley Perpetual Cup in the Feis Ceoil, to play a concert on the recently restored and rebuilt instrument in Sandford Parish church. Finally it is my privilege to present a programme of music for violin and organ with Alan Smale (Saturday June 19, 7pm) from the Unitarian Church. Alan will need no introduction to Irish audiences, having been leader successively of the RTE Concert and National Symphony Orchestras.”

Tickets for each performance are €10 and further information can be found at pipeworks.ie

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