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  • Building frame is up

    The building frame is up, as work on the console begins, for the organ at Trinity College in Dublin

  • Edward burning upperboard holes

    Edward burning the countersinks for the upperboard holes for the organ at Trinity College Dublin

  • Restoration of the surface painting of the chair organ front pipes from the Examination Hall at Trinity College Dublin

    Chris Wells has been stripping the post-War brown paint and 1980 gilded decoration from the 1705 Chair Organ front pipes, and revealing and restoring the original finish. It resembles the painting on the 1684 Great front pipes, but in a notably more Baroque style. The faces on the shields are amusing – surely invisible from …

  • Edward working on the two Great wind chests

    One of bar frames for the two Great wind chests for Trinity College Dublin being planed flat by Edward, and the other having its table glued on in a vacuum press.

  • Visit by James Dawson, a freelance documentary producer

    We have had a visit from James Dawson, a freelance documentary producer, who is making a film about the decline of the English parish church organ and its culture. He came to film an organ builder making things. Here Joseph is making him a sample metal pipe which Edward later voiced, with James filming the …

  • Derek’s bookcase

    Nick has made a pyramid cabinet for Derek Adlam to display some of his collection of curiosities. Derek was for many years active in the neighbouring workshop making harpsichords, clavichords and early pianos. The Egyptian-style teapot on the bottom shelf was restored by Fiona Hutchinson, a ceramics restorer in a neighbouring workshop at Welbeck, including …

  • inEcho recording with the St Teilo organ at Romsey Abbey

    The ensemble inEcho are recording music from the 16th 17th and 21st centuries in Romsey Abbey, with our St Teilo organ. It is a programme called Northern Soul with music tracing the cultural interaction across northern Europe. From left to right in the picture are Silas Wollston on harpsichord (and organ), Richard Boothby viol, Anais …

  • Customer visit from Ireland

    Our customers from Ireland visiting the workshop to look at progress

  • Chris Wells demonstrating finishes to our visitors from Ireland

    Chris Wells demonstrating finishes to our visitors from Ireland

  • St Teilo organ now at Romsey Abbey

    The St Teilo organ has been moved to Romsey Abbey for a recording by Early Music ensemble “In Echo”. A link to their website is below : http://www.inecho.co.uk/

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