Gerard Gillen

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Prof Gerard Gillen, lead organist at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for 42 years,   with his six granddaughters Sarah, Aoife, Maeve, Aisling, Clodagh and Amy. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Forty two years and seven months after he was appointed, leading organist of the Pro-Cathedral Gerard Gillen retired on Sunday with a liturgical fanfa(...)

The remains of the late cardinal Connell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin reflected on the age profile of those present at the funeral Mass for Cardinal Desmond Connell yesterday , as re(...)

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said:  first prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

The award of the first prize in last week’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition to 24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is a reminder(...)

The Palestrina Choir will be performing in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at 9.30pm on Christmas Eve, followed by Mass at 10pm. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People who may be planning to attend the popular Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon are advised not to(...)

Dubliner Ray O’Donnell, organist at Galway Cathedral. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Few directors of music at European cathedrals can say they have held the post for almost half the lifetime of the august building in which they work. (...)

The keyboards have optical sensors, there are record and playback functions and Midi connections, and stop combinations can be stored digitally

Henry Wood, the founding conductor of the Proms in London, played the organ as a child. He was good enough at the age of 10 to deputise at a se(...)

Gerard Gillen: upbeat musician

The organ series at St Michael’s Church in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin started its 40th series on Sunday, and Gerard Gillen, the man who began it all, wa(...)