What inspired the creation of this site?
I was inspired to set up this site following the research I carried out for a project on young organists. The full report, ‘Inspiring Organists of the Future’ is available on my personal blog ‘Pipes Keys and Chords’. There are so many valuable organ related organisations, magazines, groups, websites and more out there. I felt it was sometimes difficult to know which way to turn for the information you are looking for, especially if you are new to the organ world and so, The Organ Manual was developed.
I’d like to write a blog for the site. Can I do this?
Most certainly! I’d love to hear from you. Please Contact Me and we can arrange a suitable date for publication.
I have some information on other sites, would you like to know about them?
Yes please! Just send me a message using Contact Me. The more relevant links the better to make this site as useful as possible for all organists.
There is an error on a page, how do I report it?
Please do let me know if you see any errors, if links don’t work or information is inaccurate. Get in touch using Contact Me and I will look to make the amendments as soon as I am able.
How can I find a person local to me to give me more information?
Do feel free to drop me a line and I will try and help you. You could also do a Tweet tagging @theorganmanual. However, a good place to start might also be to go to the A Church Near You site where you can find details of your local Church or England.
Can I add an information to ‘Did you know’?
Yes! Please let me know about anything you run, organise, encourage organists etc. There is no charge for placing information here (unless it is an advert for a company, please Contact Me for more information). It will remain in the column for a month. Due to space restrictions, entries will be limited to 3 a month and a maximum of 100 words.
Do you intend to cover the Theatre or Busker Organ?
Not at the moment, they are not areas I know anything about. Maybe one day. Or if you know someone who could do this please ask them to get in touch!
Why have you just covered the UK?
I don’t have enough time or knowledge about organ organisations, publications etc in the rest of the world at the moment. Sorry! However, if this is something you would like to replicate in your country, why not Contact Me!
Do you endorse the companies listed on this site?
I don’t endorse any of the companies listed. Although I have contacts with some of them, none are favoured anymore than others. That is why all listings are in alphabetical order.
Have you purposely overlooked some companies or organisations?
Absolutely not! My hope for this site is for it to be the go to reference site for all things organ. I have spent a great deal of time researching the data I have included, but it is of course possible I have missed something. If I become aware of useful information I add it as soon as I am able. If I have not listed a company, organisation, course, retailer or any other supplier of organ services it it totally accidental. Please do let me know about them so I can add the information as soon as possible! Just use the Contact Me form.