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Whitechurch C. of I. Rathfarnam (Gallery Organ)

RegionCo. Dublin - County
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Peter Conacher, Huddersfield and Dublin (19??)
Stephen Adams (1992)
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This organ is one of two in Whitechurch. The original organ was built by Browne and is located in a chamber at the front of the church to the side of the alter. The organ currently in use is housed in the gallery at the back of the church. The gallery is an unusual place for a Church of Ireland organ but the old organ was already in the chamber and the choir do not sit facing each other in the chancel. It was brought to Whitechurch by Stephen Adams (organist of the church at the time) in 1992 from a redundant church in Co. Mayo. It was restored and enlarged to fourteen (originally fifteen) stops. Among the new stops was a trumpet on the Swell (outside the box though) that unfortunately had to be removed due to the fact that (being outside the main case of the organ) it was exposed to dust and rubble that would often fall from the roof of the church.

The organ is very versatile for its size and each stop has a lot of character. It speaks from a commanding position in the gallery and really packs a punch in the smallish church and its relatively dry acoustics (carpet, again)!
Stops marked + are 1993 additions by Stephen Adams.

Great
Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute4
Twelfth +2 2/3
Fifteenth2
 
Swell
Violin Diapason8
Rohrflote8
Salicional8
Voix Celeste TC +8
Gemshorn4
Piccolo2
Trumpet [Unenclosed] [Prepared] +8
Oboe8
 
Pedal
Bourdon16
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Swell to Pedal
Swell Suboctave on Itself
Great to Pedal
 
Accessories
Two Composition Pedals to Swell
Two Composition Pedals to Great
Swell to Great Reversible [Toe] +[Electric, operates stop motor]
Great to Pedal Reversible [Toe] +[Electric, operates stop motor]