Promoting and preserving the organ in the Caird Hall, Dundee

The outstanding 3-manual and pedal organ in the Caird Hall, Dundee was installed by Harrison & Harrison of Durham in 1923 to the design of Alfred Hollins, the famous blind organist of St George’s Church in Edinburgh.

The instrument has been acclaimed as one of the world’s outstanding concert hall organs. It fits perfectly with the scale of the hall itself, designed by the city architect James Thomson and renowned for its marvellous acoustics. The organ was restored by its original builders in 1991–2, and it holds a Grade 1 Historic Organ Listing from the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS). It is one of the city’s cultural jewels, but many have never heard its magnificent sound. The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ aim to increase the instrument’s profile and to provide financial support that will secure its long-term future.

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Upcoming Events

Organathon 2023

Organathon 2023

25 Feb 2023 10:00am - 4:00pm

Our sponsored Organathon returns for 2023. Featuring short recitals by local players and visitors, all of whom generate sponsorship to help to support...

Caird Hall centenary organ concert: Gordon Stewart

Caird Hall centenary organ concert: Gordon Stewart

6 Jun 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm

FOCHO's Honorary President Gordon Stewart joins us to celebrate the centenary of the Caird Hall organ in a concert presented by Leisure & Culture Dundee and...

Saint-Saens Organ Symphony with Glasgow Orchestral Society

Saint-Saens Organ Symphony with Glasgow Orchestral Society

7 Jul 2023 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Hear the Caird Hall Organ in Saint-Saëns' magnificent Organ Symphony, presented by Glasgow Orchestral Society