Church Music Dublin


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Church Music Dublin

Church Music Dublin was set up in 1991 by the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Dublin and Glendalough dioceses to support and provide training for parish church musicians.

We are a group of musicians (see ‘About Us’ for our names) who work in parishes in or near Dublin. Our chair is the Rev’d Jack Kinkead, rector of Wicklow parish. Read More...

Recent News

The Revd Jack Kinkead with Orla Bruce at the presentation of her ACCM certificate upon completion of the three year course. Trinity Sunday 2022.

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Anglican Chant

This series of videos explain the concepts behind Anglican Chant. The layout of the chant and how the words are matched with it are discussed by the Rev. Jack Kinkead. Read More...

Psalms Online

Quick and easy access to next Sunday’s psalm! The psalms Sunday by Sunday coupled with well-known Anglican chants, simple to print out. Also, some Canticles. Read More...

Archbishop’s Certificate

All you need to know about the ACCM — Church Music Dublin’s three-year course (with an optional introductory Foundation Course) leading to the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music. Closing date for the 2020-21 academic is 19 July 2020. Read More...

Pray & Plan

Explore ways to prepare and the motivation for using music in worship in the Pray & Plan section of our web site.

Copyright Matters

These guidelines are a good starting point for those who are becoming familiar with copyright law. We are confident that they will help parishes that wish to comply with their legal and moral obligations. Read More...

Deputy Organists

A list of organists available for deputy work in the Dublin area. You may apply to have your name included. Read More...

Choosing Music

Advice and tips re choosing hymns for services.

Play & Sing

Improve your performance of music during worship using the resources in the Play & Sing section of our web site.

Simple Accompaniments

In 1985 the Joint Committee for Church Music in Ireland (1976–1990) published ’75 Well-known Hymn Tunes, arranged simply and set in lower keys’. Some are available here and more will follow. Please let us know if there is a tune that you would like included. Read More...


View our list of vacancies for church musicians.

Remuneration 2020

First issued in 1996, these recommendations are guidelines, not directives. The scales are revised from time to time in line with remuneration in other sectors. Read More...

About You

Meet prominent church organists and learn about topics affecting the appointment of musicians in the About You section of our web site.

Liturgy and Worship

In this series of videos, the Very Revd Tom Gordon explores why we come to worship. Read More...

Care of pipe organs

These guidelines, approved by the diocesan councils, are a resource for clergy, Select Vestries, organists, and others responsible for the care of pipe organs. Church Music Dublin can provide further advice. Read More...


Read articles recommended for church musicians in the Library section of our web site.

About Us

Engage with the executive committee of Church Music Dublin through the About Us section of our web site.