17th February 2018

It is always an honour to be invited to give a recital on an organ for which I have had some responsibility, whether as a Diocesan Organ Adviser or acting as a professional consultant. Some organs, however, remain a challenge to play, especially when restored without alteration or modernisation. One such is Potterhanworth, in the middle of the Lincolnshire countryside, where today I shared the billing with the splendid John Campbell, Dean’s Verger at Lincoln Cathedral, who spoke both amusingly and profoundly about his experiences over 40 years as a verger. The organ is a one-manual with a nightmare of a pedalboard; however, it sounds lovely and all at Potterhanworth were happy, which is all that matters.