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Upcoming Events:

The Feast of St. Thérèse, 2017

Therese

The feast of St. Thérèse takes place on Sunday October 1st 2017. To mark the feast a Triduum will take place in Whitefriar Street Church from September 29th to October 1st. For more information click here.

Organ Recitals 2017

St Valentine

A series of Organ Recitals will take place at Whitefriar Street Church in May 2017. For more details, click here.

St. Valentine, 2017

St Valentine

To mark the feast of St. Valentine, two Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 14th, and will include the blessing of rings. For more details,click here.

The Pipe Organ of Whitefriar Street

In the early 1980’s, Fr Christopher Crowley, the then Prior of Whitefriar Street, in consultation with the Carmelite community, decided to install a pipe organ in our beautiful church. There had been a pipe organ for many years but it became unreliable and so was replaced by an electronic instrument that had also become unreliable by the late 1970’s. The instrument we now have is one of the finest tracker action organs in Ireland built by the firm of Kenneth Jones, Bray, Co. Wicklow. A tracker action organ is an instrument in which all the parts are mechanical and not driven by electricity. Electricity is used to power the wind blowing apparatus and the lights at the keyboard. All other connections between the pipes and the keys are achieved mechanically.

The Prince of Denmark

In this video, Fr. Brian McKay, Prior of Whitefriar Street, plays the "Prince of Denmark" commonly known as "The Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1673-1707).

His Litany to the Holy Spirit

In this video, Fr. Brian McKay plays "His Litany to the Holy Spirit" by Peter Hurford and Robert Herrick.

Organ Symphony No.5, Op.42, No. 1:Toccata

In this video, organist Peter McBride assisted by Carole O'Connor, plays Charles-Marie Widor's famous Toccata from his Fifth Symphony.

Lemmens' "Fanfare"

In this video, organist Peter McBride, assisted by Carole O'Connor, plays "Fanfare" by Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881).

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Organ Specification

Great Organ

 

Swell Organ

 

Pedal Organ

 

Solo Organ

 

Bourdon 16
Rohrflute 8
Principal 8
Octave 4
Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Nachthorn 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Mixture IV -V
Cymbal II
Trumpet 8


Celeste 8
Salicional 8
Gedeckt 8
Principal 4
Rohrflute 4
Octave 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Scharf IV
Fagotto 16
Trompette 8
Hautbois 8

Principal 16
Bombarde 16
Mixture IV
Choral Bass 4
Flute 8
Octave 8
Subbass 16

Fanfare Trumpet 8

Usual couplers / no manual registration aids / 8 foot pistons adjusted from within the case.

 

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