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  • Rob Balfour-Rowley tuning trombones at Trinity College Dublin

    Rob Balfour-Rowley voicing the trombones at Trinity College Dublin during the last week of February 2018. A link to the tuning is below : https://www.facebook.com/balfourrowley/videos/vb.564338050576097/594179354258633/?type=2&theater

  • The Public Theatre at Trinity College Dublin in the snow

    The Public theatre in Trinity College Dublin in the snow from the “Beast from the East”!

  • Guillaume and Emile visit

    Guillaume Zellner and his young son Emile visited the workshop whilst over on holiday from France. Guillaume is a harpsicord builder in France and is currently setting up his new workshop.

  • Dominic and Willie pondering

    Dominic and Willie pondering at Trinity College Dublin

  • Inside the Great Chest at Trinity College Dublin

    Inside the Great chest at Trinity College Dublin

  • Dominic soldering pipes at Trinity college in Dublin

    Dominic soldering the last few pipes at Trinity College Dublin

  • Nick’s mouldings for the consort organ

    Nick’s mouldings for the consort organ!

  • Nick scraping a panel for the consort organ

    Nick scraping a panel for the consort organ

  • gluing the bar frame to the table of the windchest

    Gluing the bar frame to the table of the windchest for the new consort organ

  • Gabor Birta singing Handel arias at St Lawrence Whitchurch

    Gabor Birta singing Handel arias with Stephen Tatlow playing the organ at St Lawrence Whitchurch last Sunday

  • Edward making a keyboard

    Edward making the keyboard for a new 17th century English chamber organ for a viol consort

  • Joe planing the grid of the windchest

    Joe planing the grid of the windchest for a new 17th century English chamber organ for a viol consort

  • St teilo organ included in cd released by Delphian Records

    The cd which Gawain Glenton and In-Echo made with our St Teilo organ has been released by Delphian Records. Link to Delphian records :http://delphianrecords.co.uk/person/in-echo/ Link to part of the recording on Youtube :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BqzvItNUMQ

  • Trinity College organ report is now on the website

    The report for the Trinity College organ project is now on the website in the project list https://www.goetzegwynn.co.uk/opus/. I have also added a link on Instagram @goetzeandgwynn.

  • Graham Barbers organ back home

    Graham Barber’s organ back home following some repairs and maintenance

  • 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 listening 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