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St. Colman's Cathedral

80 Years
of Recitals


WCF 2002










90th Carillon Recital Season

Welcome to St.Colman's Carillon website

St. Colman's Cathedral

The carillon is located in the magnificent St. Colman's Cathedral overlooking Cobh town and Cork Harbour. This beautiful setting is appropriate for an instrument that is considered one of the best examples of its genre. The 49-bell Carillon of St. Colman's Cathedral in Cobh is the only such instrument in this country and is the largest in Ireland and Britain. It also includes Ireland's largest bell, named St. Colman (3.6 tons). The carillon is played from a console within the belfry, consisting of a keyboard and a pedalboard. The action is completely mechanical and there is no artificial assist.


90th Summer Recital Season 2017

Free hour-long recitals will take place on Sundays at 4.30 p.m. from May to September and are usually given by Adrian Gebruers KSG, Cathedral Carillonneur.

As always, there will also be a number of guest recitals presented by leading international carillonneurs, as follows:-

  • Sunday May 14th: Treasa Edmonds (Ireland).
  • Sunday July 2nd: Treasa Edmonds (Ireland).
  • Sunday July 16th: Joanna Stroz (Poland - Denmark).
  • Sunday August 6th: Dina Verheyden (Belgium).
  • Sundays August 27th: Marc Van Eyck (Belgium).

    The recitals on Sundays 20th and 27th August will mark National Heritage Week.

    Full programme details available at the Cathedral at time of recitals. A closed-circuit system is in operation showing the carillonneur playing the instrument. This can be viewed inside the Cathedral at the base of the tower - turn right as you enter through the main door.

    Grant aided by The Arts Council and Cork County Council.

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    Guided tours of the Cathedral take place on Sunday afternoons and at other times by arrangement. Please call 021-4813222 during office hours for details.


    Technical comments/enquiries to the webmaster. Copyright Cormac Gebruers, May 2017.