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The blog shows a record of our past and current work. Please click on the post for the full details
  • Harley Monograph reports updated

    We have had a few issues with The Harley Monograph reports however they are all now back on the website and available to download as pdfs. The following reports are not quite finished but should be on the website soon (25,31,32,33,34,37,45). A link to the page https://www.goetzegwynn.co.uk/reports/

  • Ben Boswell’s website pictures

    If you would like to see a portrait of our workshop, then visit his website at http://www.benboswell.co.uk/search.php?subject=Goetze+Gwynn%2C+Organ+Builders

  • Derek and Edward listing to Graham play

    Derek Adlam and Edward Bennett listening to Graham playing the Gigue fugue on his GDB organ in our workshop. Graham’s website, including a list of his many recordings, is to be found on https://grahambarber.org.uk/

  • Fiona filling in the paintwork

    Fiona Hutchinson, our neighbouring ceramics restorer, is seen here filling in the knocks in the paintwork of the GDB organ http://www.harleygallery.co.uk/harley-studios/artist/f-j-hutchinson/

  • Graham barber playing

    Graham Barber came to the workshop to play his Grant Degens and Bradbeer organ, which has just been given repairs and adjustments by Edward and Chris. The organ has the distinction of being the only organ that Edward designed and made himself, whilst working for GDB in Northampton 44 years ago!! The organ and its …

  • Christian Wilson playing the St Teilo organ

    The St Teilo organ was played by Christian Wilson (http://www.christianwilson.co.uk/About.asp) for the recording of Byrd’s Great Service, with assistants to blow and prepare the music. Christian also played the Wetheringsett organ when it appeared on BBC4’s ‘Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music’ with Lucy Worsley last October.

  • St Teilo organ at St Jude’s Hampstead for a Byrd recording

    The St Teilo organ has been in St Jude’s Hampstead Garden Suburb for a recording of William Byrd’s Great Service, with Colm Carey directing the Odyssean Singers (http://www.odysseanensemble.com/about/) with a new performing edition by Byrd expert Andrew Johnstone (also on the staff at Trinity College Dublin).

  • St Teilo prior to leaving Romsey Abbey

    The St Teilo organ on its last day at Romsey Abbey. It has been there all year and has taken part in two CD recordings, one with Gawain Glenton and inEcho (http://delphianrecords.co.uk/product-group/music-in-a-cold-climate-sounds-of-hansa-europe/) and the other with the Abbey choir directed by George Richford (https://conviviumrecords.co.uk/releases/the-tudor-choir-book-volume-ii/).

  • Happy New Year!!

    Christmas dinner at The School of Artisan food, here on Welbeck https://www.schoolofartisanfood.org/

  • Joe restoring the barrel

    Joe restoring the second barrel of the organ clock at Waddesdon

  • Abi fitting shallots

    Abi fitting the shallots to the trombone for Trinity College Dublin

  • Chris working on the pedal action

    Chris working on the pedal action of Graham Barber’s Grant Degen and Bradbeer organ, the only organ completely designed and made by Edward Bennett in 1974

  • Graham Barbers organ

    Graham Barbers GDB organ before removal for renovations; designed by Edward Bennett in 1974

  • A view of the Great pipework

    A view of the Great pipework at trinity College Dublin

  • Rob Balfour-Rowley voicing the Cromhorn

    Rob Balfour-Rowley voicing the Cromhorn on the Chair organ at Trinity college Dublin

  • Loading the van

    Anthony Bosanquet helping Nick Hagen and Edward Bennett load the father Smith/Gray chamber organ onto the van

  • Collection of the Father Smith/Gray organ

    The Father Smith/Gray organ being removed for restoration after water damage by Edward Bennett and Nick Hagen with the help of Anthony and Sam Bosanquet

  • A view of the pipes inside the Chair case

    A view of the pipes inside the Chair case

  • 4m long D# trombone resonator

    The D# 4m long trombone resonator glued up and held together with 60 clamps!! Tomorrows pipe is even longer….

  • The scaffolding has now gone…looking good!

    the scaffolding has now gone…looking good!!

  • Nick admiring the plasterwork on the ceiling!

    Nick admiring the plasterwork on the ceiling!!

  • Keyboard and console in place

    The keyboard and console in place in Dublin

  • The Installation team at Trinity College Dublin

    The installation team at Trinity College Dublin (left to right) Nick Hagen, Dominic Gwynn, Edward Bennett, Chris Davies and Joe Marsden

  • Chair case front and pipes now in place

    The chair case front and pipes now in place

  • Looking down from the great case

    A view looking down from the top of the great case to the floor below

  • James Dawson filming installation in Dublin

    James Dawson, a freelance documentary producer, who is making a film about the decline of the English Parish church organ and it’s culture, filming progress on the installation of the organ in Trinity College in Dublin.

  • Edward and Chris working on key action, or have they lost something?

    Edward and Chris working on key action, or have they lost something?

  • Scaffolding has gone up!

    Scaffolding has gone up!

  • View down to the chair case from the great case

    View down to the chair case from the great case

  • Joe working on the conveyancing

    Joe working on the conveyancing at Trinity College Dublin