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The Londonderry Organ Festival

Early on the morning of the 20th of October I landed in Belfast City Airport and hired a car for the 2 hour drive over to Derry to join the group assembled there for the first of what is very much hoped will be an ongoing annual event focussed on engaging young people with the… 
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[Hymn of the Month] O God our help in ages past

For the month of November we have selected the hymn “O God our help in ages past”, written by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) and accompanied by the tune “St. Anne”. This tune is written by the English composer and Organist, William Croft (1677 – 1727). The hymn is often sung as part of Armistice… 
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St Oswold’s Church Guisley

This year we have seen a considerable increase in the number of churches facing a serious decision regarding the future of their pipe organs. A number of these involve what were, when new very good instruments indeed. Passage of  time and perhaps the lack of regular maintenance have now brought some to a sorry state… 
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The Hull OrganFest 2017 – From the Event

OrganFest started 3 years ago so the Hull gathering was the 4th in the series having previously been at Birmingham and Edinburgh. This was my first attendance at organ fest or indeed Hull and both were worth the trip. Despite its rather lacklustre reputation Hull has a lot to offer. There has been substantial regeneration… 
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