ORGAN RECITAL ON MONDAY 19th AUGUST 2019 AT 6.00pm
On Monday 19th August we are hosting a 45 minute organ recital by Shrewsbury Abbey organist Nigel Pursey. This is one of a series of recitals he is playing during his End2End Cycling and Organ Playing challenge, cycling the 990 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats with recitals at four stage end points. This challenge is to raise funds for the Shrewsbury Abbey Organ Appeal – the Abbey’s fine 1911 Hill organ needs restoring and completing and money has still to be raised fully to fund the work. Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection.
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is pleased to host Richard Hills on Thursday 8 August 2019 from 7pm. Richard will be playing the recently restored Compton Cinema Organ. Concert is free but must be booked due to limited spaces by calling 01236 638467 or emailing email@example.com stating number of seats.
We are really looking forward to our next event taking place on 21st October at Airdrie: Cairnlea Parish Church of Scotland. This is a recital with Steven McIntyre, who is Assistant Organist of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow (the large church on Great Western Rd) working with Frikki Walker who has come along to the LSO before for a lovely come and sing at Hamilton.
Steven has chosen a programme already which will show of the wonderful organ at Airdrie: Cairnlea, where Marjory Macdonald is organist.
The recital is at the normal time of 2.30pm and tea/coffee etc. will be available afterwards.
Please do encourage folks to come along to the autumn recital in our syllabus. Cairnlea itself is an interesting building in an Italianate style with campanile to the SW corner.
The organ itself is interesting, being of a high quality for your Parish Church.
Cairnlea is located central in Airdrie, but due to road layouts we have given some directions and best suggestions for parking.
The postal address for the church is 84 Johnston St, Airdrie ML6 6AZ. However, this the only road that the “front door” looks on to.
It is much better to aim for Hallcraig Street which has three car parks right next to Cairnlea Church.
The map below shows Cairnlea in relation to Hallcraig Street and the car parks, as you can see Johnston Street really isn’t suitable.
The front and side doors to the building will be open so please enter from which ever door is best suited.
After the recital we are going to Guidi’s at Coatdyke for tea. We’ve been here before and a good time has been enjoyed in previous years so we hope as many as possible can come along. Please get in touch with Marjory MacDonald to put your name down so we can let the restaurant know for seating. Marjory’s email is Marjory.firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is 01236 762669. Please let Marjory know ASAP if you can come for tea. If you are coming and want to bring a +1 along that would be wonderful, and we would warmly welcome any newcomers.
St. John’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Airdrie
Would anyone able to provide organ cover here for Peter Livingstone on September 10, 17 and 24th please contact Geoff Sage on 01236 756550. (Church Officer). Please let us know here too when cover is arranged. Thanks.
PS service is at 11am Organ is a delightful restored small Brindley and Foster.