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 Education & Outreach 

PIPEWORKS FESTIVAL 2023 - Masterclass Series
Students wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at


Masterclass with David Goode, 3pm

St Philip's Church, Temple Road, Dartry

In this the first of three masterclasses, David brings his expertise and experience to bear on the music of the German Romantic tradition, and in particular Max Reger, of whose music he is a renowned interpreter. 



Masterclass with Francesca Massey, 3pm

St Philip's Church, Temple Road, Dartry

 In the second of our masterclasses, featuring the superb 2018 Trevor Crowe instrument in St Philip’s Church, Milltown, Francesca Massey will welcome repertoire from all periods, with a focus on Romantic music and works from the twentieth century.


Masterclass with Matthew Owens, 10am

St Philip's Church, Temple Road, Dartry

We return to St Philip’s Church Milltown for a class with Matthew Owens.  Having held posts at Edinburgh (St Mary’s), Wells and Belfast cathedrals, Matthew is now a much sought after recitalist, choral director and teacher. In this masterclass, he will bring his expertise to bear on the works of the German Baroque.



Masterclass with John Kitchen, 3:30pm

Public Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

 In this masterclass, organists will have the opportunity to benefit from John Kitchen’s expertise in English organ music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Players are also welcome to present other works of the late Renaissance and early Baroque.

WINDS AND PIPES is a fun music education programme aimed at primary and secondary schools co-developed by Pipeworks and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral featuring the WOOFYT (Wooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists), a piece of equipment that includes a pump, blower, and several pipes.

It is interactive, whereby the children push on the pump and blowers, whilst creating music on the individual pipes. The WOOFYT allows the children to perform on this scaled down and simplified version of an organ and at the same time teaches them the science behind the mechanisms, uncovering some of the mysteries that lie behind the pipes of an organ. The workshops also include singing, bringing an awareness and focus to the physiology of the bellows function of the children's lungs.


These sessions can be described as workshops where science meets the arts and are a fun way of learning both.

WOOFYT 2017-2020 & 2023 projects funded by Dublin City Council, The Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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