Kevin Bowyer: Links

The following links are pertinent either to Kevin Bowyer's work as a concert organist or his general interests. Please note that the order is not according to importance.

Important performance and musicological projects

The Sorabji Organ Project - Kevin Bowyer's 5-year project centering on creating performing and critical editions, recordings and live performances of the three organ symphonies of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji.

Organists and Conductors

Jamie Hitel - organist and choir director

John Scott - concert organist and director of music, St Thomas's Fifth Avenue, NY

Tom Bell - concert organist and animateur

David Sanger - concert organist

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent - concert organist

Peter Yardley-Jones - organist and Organ Scholar, Glasgow University

John Butt - concert organist, Music Faculty lecturer, Glasgow University

Alan Gibbs - Information from IRDP Profiles

James Grossmith - conductor and Director of Chapel Music, University of Glasgow

Jacques van Oortmerssen

Jane Parker-Smith

Hans-Ola Ericsson - Information from Mode Records

Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer Choplin - Information from Festivo


Peter Maxwell Davies - Information from Boosey and Hawkes

Olivier Messiaen - information at Malcolm Ball's website

David Fennessy

Chris Dench

Victor Varela

Brian Ferneyhough - Information at Edition Peters

Anthony Payne - Information at Chester Novello

Paul Ayres

Alistair Hinton - Information at the Sorabji Archive

William Sweeney - Information at the Scottish Music Centre

Graham Hair - Information at the Scottish Music Centre

Iain Matheson

Gabriel Erkoreka

Lyell Cresswell - Information at the Scottish Music Centre

John McLeod

Diana Burrell - Information from Composition Today

Wilfred Mellers - Information from Music and Vision

Milton Babbitt - Information from Schirmer Music Publishers

Paul Fisher

Bill Hopkins

Anthony Gilbert

Gerald Barry - Information from TE Contemporary Music Centre Ireland

Malcolm Williamson - Information from The Australian Music Centre

Charles Wuorinen

James MacMillan - Information from Boosey and Hawkes

Ronald Watson

Giles Swayne - Information from Gonzaga Music Publishers

Jan Vriend

Per Nørgård - Information in Danish and English available

Organ Festivals

Glasgow International Organ Festival

Recording companies

Altarus Records

Toccata Classics

Nimbus Records


The Ronald Stevenson Society

Alkan Society

Sorabji Archive

Powys Society

Percy Whitlock Trust

Organ Builders

Harrison and Harrison

Peter Collins

Universities, places of learning and churches

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

University of Glasgow Chapel Webcam

St. Luke’s Church, Prittlewell

Other Interest

Pubs and places of possible intoxication

The Marble Brewery
An important small company in the beer-brewing trade, based in Manchester

Falkland Arms, Great Tew
Award-winning pub in Oxfordshire - definitely worth a visit!

Tennent's Bar, Byres Rd., Glasgow
A place for sports, beers and value

Blue Peter pub, Polperro
The last pub before France

Helpful ways of achieving intoxication

A short introduction to Scotch whisky with book recommendations and useful addresses. From the Scottish FAQ at Silicon Glen.

Whisky travel information

Whisky Maps
Plan your tippling tour with one of these three maps. (If you don't want to order them through The Whisky Portal's Amazon links, you can pick them up in Scotland.)

The Distillery Guide
Read the whisky information, search by brand or location, write your own distillery report, or get quick facts about distilleries open to the public.

The Edinburgh Malt Whisky Tour
Read the FAQ and other information, then click the active map for descriptions of more than 50 distilleries.

Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail
"The only malt whisky trail in the world" is for people who prefer bottles to backpacks.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The one indispensable guide to Scotch whisky distilleries, whether you're planning a trip or merely headed for the liquor store.

Distillery Web sites

The Famous Grouse
"Visit the Famous Grouse in its natural habitat," deep in the Perthshire countryside.

This distillery has produced single-malt Scotch whisky since 1887.

Even non-drinkers will enjoy the stunning photos here. The distillery is 35 minutes from Glasgow and 70 minutes from Edinburgh by car.

Take a virtual tour of the distillery and book a room at Glenmorangie House in nearby Cadboll. (If you're visiting the Invergordon/Inverness area in August, you can enjoy a complimentary wee dram at the Tain Highland Gathering.)

Highland Park
The northernmost whisky distillery in the world offers tours year-round. The distillery, which is located in the Orkey Islands, has earned a "five-star" award from the Scottish Tourist Board for its visitor facilities. Great quote: "Wind, rain, lightning, ice, crashing waves, crushing hail, all of this--every crack of thunder, every blast of wind--goes into Highland Park. Maybe if we’d been in the Bahamas we’d have made great smoothies."

Isle of Arran Whisky Distillery
Although Scotland's newest whisky distillery opened in 1995, it uses traditional distilling methods and is situated to take advantage of water that is "cleansed by granite and softened by peat as it comes down from the mountain above." The distillery has a Visitor Centre with an award-winning restaurant.

The Macallan
Read the Guide to Whisky, listen to the MP3 Tasting Tutorials, then click "Visitor Centre" in the Distillery section for tour schedules. The distillery, in Craigellachie on the River Spey, specializes in single-malt Scotch whiskies.