Pipeworks Festival 2019
Hear the remarkable life-story of Ireland’s oldest playable musical instrument from its origins in the year before Bach’s birth to its recent re-emergence from generations of obscurity. Dominic Gwynn is founder-partner of the UK organbuilding firm Goetze & Gwynn and the world’s leading authority on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British organs. Andrew Johnstone has been since 1992 a lecturer in music at TCD and a member of the college organ committee.
Admission free, booking required
SATURDAY 22 JUNE
The Trinity College Organ Through Five Centuries
Organbuilder Dominic Gwynn in conversation with Andrew Johnstone
2pm | Public Theatre, Front Square, Trinity College
Andrew Johnstone is a native of Lancashire in the north-west of England. He studied organ first with the distinguished blind teacher John Robinson and later with Thomas Trotter, organist to the City of Birmingham, and read music at Oxford University Since settling in Dublin in 1989, Andrew has served as assistant organist at St Patrick’s and Christ Church cathedrals and as a lecturer in music at Trinity College. In 2015, he was appointed assistant director of music at St Bartholomew’s, Clyde Road. He has performed throughout Ireland and the UK, as well as in France, Germany, New Zealand and the United States.