13th September 2019

I’m just back from a stimulating couple of days in Swindon, where last night I gave the inaugural recital on a singularly fine organ in the very well-attended Catholic church of the Holy Rood. Anthony Hall (of Clevedon organs) has been ‘titulaire’ there for some years and his firm has just finished enlarging and enhancing the 1930 Ainscough organ. A gorgeous terraced console designed by Anthony and made by Colin Peacock’s team at Renatus was exceptionally comfortable to play and the large and enthusiastic audience made playing a real delight. I can’t remember when I enjoyed playing an opening recital as much!