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St. Colman's Cathedral

80 Years
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89th 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.


89th Summer Recital Season 2016 Remembering the Irish Diaspora a Hundred Years A-Ringing

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 June 19th: Andreas Friedrich (Switzerland).
  • Sunday July 10th: Midori Conneman (The Netherlands / Japan).
  • Sunday July 24th: Florian Cosaert (Belgium).
  • Sunday August 7th: Adrian Tien (Australia / China).
  • Sundays August 21st and September 11th: Treasa Edmonds (Ireland).
  • Sunday September 18th: Anna Kasprzycka (Poland).
  • Sunday September 25th: Elena Sadina & Sergej Gratchev (Belgium / Russia).

    The recital on Sunday 28 August by Adrian Gebruers (resident carillonneur) 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, Cork County Council and the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund.

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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, June 2016.