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Clontarf Presbyterian Church, Dublin 3

RegionCo. Dublin - Dublin city
Uploaded byDavid O'Shea
Builder(s)
George Benson (c. 1900)
R. E. Meates & Son (2008)
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The organ of Clontarf Presbyterian Church was built c. 1900 by George Benson of Manchester. It appears to have undergone minor physical modifications some time in the mid-20th century (possibly at the same time as the organ was repaired after water damage), but otherwise remained largely unaltered until its pneumatic key and pedal action was electrified by R. E. Meates and Co. in 2008. (The stop action remains pneumatic.)

The organ contains some nice sonorities but the overall effect of the instrument is underwhelming: this is not helped by the very dry acoustic of the building. The Swell division is unusually quiet, though the Cornopean is a fine stop, albeit tonally rough. The author (organist at this church for some five years) believes that some sensitive and appropriate voicing work could make this into a very fine instrument of its type.

Great
Open Diapason8
Hohl Flute8
String Gamba8
Dulciana8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute4
 
Swell
Lieblich Bourdon16
Open Diapason8
Lieblich Gedact8
Salcional [sic.]8
Voix Celeste8
Gemshorn4
Oboe8
Cornopean8
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Open Diapason16
Bourdon16
Bass Flute8