Paisley Abbey Organ Concert Series


A series of organ concerts featuring four of Scotland’s best known soloists, gets underway in Paisley Abbey on Wednesday 8 May with George McPhee and Robert Wallace on pipes giving a varied programme that will appeal to all tastes.


Each concert starts at 7.30pm and the full programme of the first concert is attached above


The list of concerts is….


Wednesday 8 May, George McPhee and Robert Wallace (pipes)


Wednesday 15 May, Roger Williams (St. Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen)


Wednesday 22 May, Michael Harris (St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh)


Wednesday 29 May, John Turner (formerly Glasgow Cathedral)



Tickets for each concert cost £10 and can be purchased at the door.


Galston Parish Church


A vacancy has arisen at Galston Parish Church for the post of Organist and Choirmaster.

The JJ Bins 3 manual pipe organ was built in 1913, is regularly maintained and in 2013 was awarded a Grade 2* Historic Organ Certificate issued by the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS).

A committed, long-standing choir leads Sunday morning worship and meets for choir practice on Thursday evenings.

The salary will be in accordance with the Scottish Federation of Organists recommended salary scales and an Employment Contract will be based on that advised by the Church of Scotland.

Visit for further information about Galston Parish Church.

Please send applications and CV to the Session Clerk:

Robert Murray, 33 Sorn Place, Galston, KA4 8JA

email –

Telephone: Landline – 01563 822005; mobile – 07483 890909

Closing date for applications – TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019

Scottish Charity No SC010370

Thank you…..

The committee and members of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists would like to express our sincere thanks to all who contributed and attended our recent cone and Sing at Cadzow Church.


Particular thanks must go to

  • John Pitcathley
  • Des McLean
  • Our soloists Gordon and Seumas
  • Scott Kyle from the Cadzow Music Centre
  • Rev John Carswell and the Kirk Session at Cadzow

Come and Sing – Stainer’s Crucifixion

WHEN: Saturday 13th April 2019
WHERE: Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton
HOW DO I TAKE PART: read on!

Motherwell Diocesan Organist John Pitcathley leads us through Stainer’s Crucifixion story in our 2019 Come and Sing Event.

Please register your interest by completing the online form below with the details we need. We’ll be in touch! And we look forward to singing with you.

Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton, is home to the Cadzow Music Arts Centre (CMAC). Striving to be a centre of exellence locally and promoting various types of Arts projects. We are delighted to be organising this in partnership with CMAC and look forward to may more events in the future.

Paisley Abbey recital

Saturday 16th February at 12.30pm.

The recital on Saturday sees the welcome return to the Abbey of Peter Wilson (tenor).

Accompanied by George McPhee on piano, the programme is called ‘On Wings of Song’.

On Wings of Song

On Wings of Song

If it’s ever Spring again Christopher le Fleming

The Ash Grove arr. Quilter

The Cloths of Heaven Dunhill

Oft in the stilly night

The gentle Maiden arr GMcP

Willie’s gane tae Melville Castle arr. GMcP

Scots wha hae arr GMcP

Loch Lomond arr GMcP

I’ll walk beside you

The end of a perfect day

The next recital will be on March 9th, with a programme by Gordon and Cheryl Cree.

Mearns Kirk organist vacancy

Organist vacancy

Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns, invite applications for the post of Organist & Choir Master/Mistress to play at Sunday worship and other services throughout the year.

We are a warm and welcoming Church with an enthusiastic Choir of 21 who enjoy singing an anthem at the Church services held at 10.15am each Sunday.

The organ is a twin manual pipe organ, Rushworth & Dreaper (rebuilt in 1982). Salary will be on the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skills and experience.

If you are interested in applying or would like to know more please contact our Minister, Rev Joe Kavanagh on 0141 384 2218 for an informal chat or contact the Church Office (mornings) on 0141 639 6555.

To check out our Church please visit our Church’s website and Church’s Facebook page at: