This series of monthly summer concerts is now in its twentieth year and has become a well established feature of the summer national cultural calendar. I extend a warm welcome to our distinguished visiting organists and other soloists. It is a particular pleasure to welcome our violinist, David O’Doherty, and our uileann piper, David Power, the first time this beautiful native instrument will have appeared in this series.
Central to each of these four summer concerts is our fine organ. Once again it is fitting to acknowledge the generosity of the Lutheran Church of Copenhagen in giving this magnificent organ to our beautiful church in Tullamore some twenty-three years ago. We are reminded that we have here a world-class instrument of which we are truly proud, and this series of summer concerts gives the wider public an opportunity to experience its grandeur in the hands of some of Europe’s finest organists. It is my wish that this twentieth annual series of concerts will bring as much enjoyment and refreshment as in previous years to all who participate and listen.
+ Michael Smith
Bishop of Meath