St Nicholas Collegiate Church Galway

Organists

Past organists

This list is far from complete, and the church is seeking any information that might help in filling in the gaps!

1846 Mr Francis Quin
1861 Mr Henry Quin
1864 Mr JJ O’Shanessy
1881 Mr TH Crowe
1883 Mr R Jones
1888 Mr Woods
1891 Mr EW Goldsmith
1893 Mr RE Clarke
1901 Mr (or Dr) W Williams
1903 Mr FW Sturges
1906 Mr E Morgan Cartwright
1916 Miss Madeline Roe
1917 Miss Mabel Fish
1950s – Mr Bolton?
Dates? Mrs Irene Dix
1979 Mr JG Pilling
1985 Dr Bryan Hesford
1995 The Rev’d Tom Gordon
2005 Mr Mark Duley

Current organist

Organist Mark DuleyMark Duley came to Ireland in 1992 as organist and director of music at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. He now pursues a busy freelance musical career both in Ireland and further afield. In addition to his post in Galway, he is the founder-director of his own professional choir Resurgam, and holds the posts of chorusmaster to the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and artistic director of Pipeworks. As both conductor and organist he has appeared with most of the major Irish ensembles and has given organ recitals throughout Ireland, the UK, continental Europe and his native New Zealand.

Deputy organists

Assisting from time to time as deputy organists are the Rev’d Tom Gordon, Joy Buckley, Norman Duffy and Niall Carroll. Dottie Knauer assists with the direction of the choir.