Michael Macdonald Organ Builders

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.

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3 weeks ago

Michael Macdonald Organ Builders
The start of another week and another new one for us today. A two manual and pedal Alfred Kirkland ... See MoreSee Less
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😍🎵 Love music? Kelvingrove is full of it - often quite literally! With daily organ recitals and regular orchestrion demos, as well as gigs and events – visitors can marvel at the cathedral-esque acoustics only an imposing old building can offer. Speaking of the building, look up and you’ll find the names of composers engraved along the upper walls. And if you wander the galleries, you will discover a dancing master’s violin 🎻and countless works of art celebrating music, by artists like Gustavo Toaquiza Ugsha, Noel Paton, Johann Zoffany and William Bell Scott to name but a few. 🎶Since this is World Music Day, the orchestrion will be playing specially today at 3pm. See you there! 😃#Expression #PeopleMakeKelvingrove #Life #WorldMusicDayStyle 3 'Cottage' orchestrion with oak case and glass doors, made by Welte Sohne, Freiburg, 1887. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Michael Macdonald Organ Builders
After a weekend in Windsor for the ISOB AGM it’s back to work for us. First up this week a small pedal organ repair on this 1895 Blackett and Howden organ #glasgow #pipeorganbuilding #restoration #pipeorgan #scotland #organbuilder #organbuilders #organbuilding #organbuildersuk #organ ... See MoreSee Less
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