Information on Forthcoming Meetings and Events


IBO Spring Meeting - Selby Abbey re-scheduled for Saturday 1st September

This meeting, originally scheduled for March 3rd, but postponed due to bad weather, takes place at Selby Abbey (YO8 4PU) where the renowned 1909 Hill organ was restored by Principal Pipe Organs in 2016. Following a  presentation and demonstration by Geoffrey Coffin in the morning lunch will be provided and then in the afternoon two talks are scheduled - one on blowers by Stephen Lemmings (blower engineer) and one on electricity replacing pneumatics by John Norman. Please contact the IBO Administrator for further details. We look forward to seeing you there!

IBO Weekend Residential Meeting - Torquay Friday 19th October - Sunday 21st October

The IBO has always acknowledged the work of overseas organ builders so the new Ruffatti organ at beautiful Buckfast Abbey is the focal instrument for our weekend residential meeting in South Devon. In addition we have arranged two workshop visits - to Renatus Ltd in Bideford (on the Friday afternoon) and to William Drake Ltd in Buckfastleigh and there will be a guidance session on project management (for our professional member); our base in Torquay at the prestigious Imperial Hotel provides an excellent base for non-organ building related visits too!