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.

Latest News and Events

Check here regularly for updates about our activities. Most of our events are open to the public, and you can see information about them here too.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

FOCHO 10th anniversary concert: Scott Brothers Duo

FOCHO 10th anniversary concert: Scott Brothers Duo

15 Mar 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm

The Scott Brothers Duo make their Caird Hall debut in a stunning programme of duets for organ and piano, featuring the magnificent Harrison & Harrison...

Come and Sing with Gordon Stewart

Come and Sing with Gordon Stewart

26 Sep 2020 12:30pm - 8:00pm

Our Come and Sing returns, this time directed by FOCHO's honorary President, Gordon Stewart. This fun day of singing and socialising will be open...

Silent Film night 2020

Silent Film night 2020

6 Nov 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm

We welcome back virtuoso organist Richard Hills for our 2020 silent film night. Come and join us for a great family night out, with live organ improvisation...


Get in touch

If you have any specific enquiries about our work, please contact our Secretary via
Ticket sales are handled by Dundee City Box Office, telephone 01382 434940.

We can be contacted by post via the hall:
Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee DD1 3BB.