80 Years of Recitals!
AS 2007 marked the 80th Anniversary of summer carillon recitals at St
Colman's, the Cobh Carillon Committee marked the occasion with an
enhanced programme of events. This included guest recitals by leading
carillonneurs from countries especially associated with the Cobh
Carillon over the years. Dutch carillonneur Boudewijn Zwart also
presented a series of recitals and lectures in Cobh and Cork featuring
his unique “Bell Moods” traveling carillon. The celebrated American
carillon composer, John Courter, was engaged to write a commemorative
Cobh Carillon 80th Anniversary Suite under the Commissions Awards
Scheme of the Arts Council. An annual Staf Gebruers Memorial Lecture
and Student Award, generously sponsored by Tom and Ann Jago, was
inaugurated at University College Cork. A new compact disc of the
Carillon of St Colman’s Cathedral was launched, produced in
collaboration with University College Cork.
"The Bells of Cobh" CD available in Cobh Cathedral Bookshop and other outlets.