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St. Patrick's Church, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

RegionCo. Donegal
Uploaded byRónán Murray
Builder(s)
Trevor Crowe Ltd (1854/2010)
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This lovely organ was originally constructed in 1854 by Henry Bevington of London. It had deteriorated to such an extent that the parish was faced with the stark choice of either discarding the instrument in favour of an electronic substitute or salvaging as much of the Bevington organ as possible for use in what would basically be a new organ, all on a shoestring budget. Fortunately, they opted for the latter and engaged renowned organ builder, Trevor Crowe, to carry out the works. The current instrument utilises virtually all of the Bevington pipework and as much of the original case as possible. The decision was taken to employ direct-electric action and a new French-style terraced console was provided. The overall effect is stunning. Even though it is a relatively small organ for such a large church, it really punches far above its weight, musically. Rónán Murray gave the dedicatory recital on Sunday the 15th of May, 2011.

Great
Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Gamba8
Principal4
Flute4
Twelfth2 2/3
Fifteenth2
 
Swell
Open Diapason8
Clarabella8
Dulciana8
Principal4
Fifteenth2
MixtureII
Cornopean8
Tremulant (entire organ)
 
Pedal
Bourdon16
 
Couplers
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Great Sub-Oct

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