The following links are pertinent either to Kevin Bowyer's work as a concert organist or his general interests. Please note that the order is not according to importance.
Important performance and musicological projects
The Sorabji Organ Project - Kevin Bowyer's 5-year project centering on creating performing and critical editions, recordings and live performances of the three organ symphonies of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji.
Organists and Conductors
Jamie Hitel - organist and choir director
John Scott - concert organist and director of music, St Thomas's Fifth Avenue, NY
Tom Bell - concert organist and animateur
David Sanger - concert organist
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent - concert organist
Peter Yardley-Jones - organist and Organ Scholar, Glasgow University
John Butt - concert organist, Music Faculty lecturer, Glasgow University
Alan Gibbs - Information from IRDP Profiles
James Grossmith - conductor and Director of Chapel Music, University of Glasgow
Jacques van Oortmerssen
Hans-Ola Ericsson - Information from Mode Records
Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer Choplin - Information from Festivo
Peter Maxwell Davies - Information from Boosey and Hawkes
Olivier Messiaen - information at Malcolm Ball's website
Brian Ferneyhough - Information at Edition Peters
Anthony Payne - Information at Chester Novello
Alistair Hinton - Information at the Sorabji Archive
William Sweeney - Information at the Scottish Music Centre
Graham Hair - Information at the Scottish Music Centre
Lyell Cresswell - Information at the Scottish Music Centre
Diana Burrell - Information from Composition Today
Wilfred Mellers - Information from Music and Vision
Milton Babbitt - Information from Schirmer Music Publishers
Gerald Barry - Information from TE Contemporary Music Centre Ireland
Malcolm Williamson - Information from The Australian Music Centre
James MacMillan - Information from Boosey and Hawkes
Giles Swayne - Information from Gonzaga Music Publishers
Per Nørgård - Information in Danish and English available
Glasgow International Organ Festival
The Ronald Stevenson Society
Percy Whitlock Trust
Harrison and Harrison
Universities, places of learning and churches
University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow Chapel Choir
University of Glasgow Chapel Webcam
St. Luke’s Church, Prittlewell
Pubs and places of possible intoxication
The Marble Brewery
An important small company in the beer-brewing trade, based in Manchester
Falkland Arms, Great Tew
Award-winning pub in Oxfordshire - definitely worth a visit!
Tennent's Bar, Byres Rd., Glasgow
A place for sports, beers and value
Blue Peter pub, Polperro
The last pub before France
Helpful ways of achieving intoxication
A short introduction to Scotch whisky with book recommendations and useful addresses. From the Scottish FAQ at Silicon Glen.
Whisky travel information
Plan your tippling tour with one of these three maps. (If you don't want to order them through The Whisky Portal's Amazon links, you can pick them up in Scotland.)
The Distillery Guide
Read the whisky information, search by brand or location, write your own distillery report, or get quick facts about distilleries open to the public.
The Edinburgh Malt Whisky Tour
Read the FAQ and other information, then click the active map for descriptions of more than 50 distilleries.
Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail
"The only malt whisky trail in the world" is for people who prefer bottles to backpacks.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The one indispensable guide to Scotch whisky distilleries, whether you're planning a trip or merely headed for the liquor store.
Distillery Web sites
The Famous Grouse
"Visit the Famous Grouse in its natural habitat," deep in the Perthshire countryside.
This distillery has produced single-malt Scotch whisky since 1887.
Even non-drinkers will enjoy the stunning photos here. The distillery is 35 minutes from Glasgow and 70 minutes from Edinburgh by car.
Take a virtual tour of the distillery and book a room at Glenmorangie House in nearby Cadboll. (If you're visiting the Invergordon/Inverness area in August, you can enjoy a complimentary wee dram at the Tain Highland Gathering.)
The northernmost whisky distillery in the world offers tours year-round. The distillery, which is located in the Orkey Islands, has earned a "five-star" award from the Scottish Tourist Board for its visitor facilities. Great quote: "Wind, rain, lightning, ice, crashing waves, crushing hail, all of this--every crack of thunder, every blast of wind--goes into Highland Park. Maybe if we’d been in the Bahamas we’d have made great smoothies."
Isle of Arran Whisky Distillery
Although Scotland's newest whisky distillery opened in 1995, it uses traditional distilling methods and is situated to take advantage of water that is "cleansed by granite and softened by peat as it comes down from the mountain above." The distillery has a Visitor Centre with an award-winning restaurant.
Read the Guide to Whisky, listen to the MP3 Tasting Tutorials, then click "Visitor Centre" in the Distillery section for tour schedules. The distillery, in Craigellachie on the River Spey, specializes in single-malt Scotch whiskies.