Colin Walsh


Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh’s association with cathedral music goes back over forty years. He has served, in various capacities, at St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, Christ Church Oxford (where he took an honorary degree in music), Salisbury Cathedral and St Albans Cathedral. He has been Organist of Lincoln Cathedral for 25 years.

As an organ recitalist he has played in all the major venues in the UK, most European countries, the USA, Australasia, Hong Kong and Russia.

His studies in Paris with the blind French organist and composer Jean Langlais inspired him to specialise in 19th- and 20th-century French organ music. In 1988 he played, at a public concert, the music of Olivier Messiaen in front of the composer. His recordings on CD and DVD as a choral conductor, accompanist and soloist number nearly forty over many years and various labels.  More recently he appeared as organ soloist in the BBC Radio 3 ‘Live in Concert’ series.

He describes the famous ‘Father’ Henry Willis organ of Lincoln Cathedral as ‘one of the best’. He teaches in Cambridge and London and his interests include travel, animals and good food.