Michael Macdonald Organ Builders

As we near the end of what has proved to be the most troubling of years, forced upon us by the terrible plague that has spread throughout the world, it is our most fervent wish that all our Clients and families have stayed safe during this trying period in our life.

We would particularly like to thank those who have supported our business, not only through this past year, but throughout the Forty-Five years of our existence as a company, it has been greatly appreciated.

We have every confidence that we will come through this and we look forward to a busy year ahead. Wishing all our Clients and Friends, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

Welcome to the Macdonald website, we hope that this visit to our site will prove useful to you in formulating your pipe organ plans for the future. Specialising in the conservation, restoration and re-housing of pipe organs from redundant buildings. With over one hundred instruments throughout the British Isles, under contract for regular tuning and maintenance, we are proud to offer a very personal and professional service of the highest quality.

Established in 1975 we are the oldest Scottish Organ Building company trading today. Based in Glasgow it is an honour to be continuing the traditional craftsmanship of fine organ builders such as, J & A. Mirrlees (1812-1948), J. Brook (1880-1954), Richard Smith (1888-1926), Andrew Watt & Son (1898-1968), H. Hilsdon (1911-1954) and James A. Mackenzie (1960-2014).

Over the years, apart from the joy of working on instruments large and small, we have had the real pleasure of saving numerous historic organs. Through the careful removal, restoration and re-homing, these instruments have been given a chance to continue to delight the ears for years to come. As a well established firm with over Sixty Years experience in all matters relating to pipe organs we are fully able to offer impartial and comprehensive advice on all aspects of any organ problems that could arise, and will be very pleased to assist in any way possible.

Michael Macdonald Organ Builders

Tuning and maintenance. rebuilds and restorations
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at St Joseph's Parish Blantyre.3 days ago
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at St Fillan's RC Parish Crieff.1 week ago
St Fillan's RC Parish Crieff
1845 John Renton. One manual with 3 stops playable from fiddle G in a swell box. ( cornopean, clarabella and dulciana)
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders1 week ago
After visits in the last two weeks to some of the oldest organs in Scotland I thought I would share this work we did for Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. James Watt (of steam engine fame) 1762, it has sadly been much altered in its life but it still has much to interest.
A news report from the 1960's https://youtu.be/53Zj0sljhHc
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is in Ardwell.2 weeks ago
Ardwell
Tuning for the first wedding for over a year tomorrow.
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at St. Adamnan's Church, Lonan.2 weeks ago
St. Adamnan's Church, Lonan
A 200 year old organ last week, just a 300 year old one this week.
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Michael Macdonald Organ Builders is at St Johns Church Ballachulish.2 weeks ago
St Johns Church Ballachulish
A little trip up the west coast today