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Pianoforte-makers in Ireland

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'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1773

1773 - about a Trial of Messrs. John Johnson and John Gabagan - "Walter Hickmar. - I have known Gahagan about twelve-month; he lived in Blackmore-yard, Dublin; he is a musical instrument maker, and he was never known by the name of Gainer." The Gentleman's and London Magazine, 07/1773, p. 395



GIBSON William




"[....] Those who knew Sir John Stevenson in his years of boyhood say, that he was the son of a professor of music, who was settled in Dublin, about the middle of the last century. At that time the Irish metropolis was celebrated for its musical amusements; and, in the public orchestras, Mr. Stevenson is said to have performed one of the subordinate violin parts; but, dying of a fever, which, at the same time carried off his wife, he left two sons quite unprovided for. Fortunately for his subsequent success in the world, John Andrew, the elder, was kindly protected by Mr. Gibson, then of the firm of Gibson and Woffington, of Grafton Street, musical instrument makers; who, perhaps, discerning some indications of musical talent in the boy, interested himself in his fortunes, and ultimately succeeded in getting him received as a pupil in the choir school of Christ Church cathedral, in the year 1771, he being, at that time, about ten years of age. brother was placed on board a vessel in the foreign trade, but was supposed to have perished at sea shortly after. [...]" The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., 1834, p. 243



'Organ, Harsichord and Pianoforte-Makers', and musical instrument-maker (guitars) ca. 1770-90

GIBSON William & WOFFINGTON Robert (1775-78), see WOFFINGTON


 6 Grafton Street (1775-78), Dublin
GILLESPIE John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1835 47, Pill Lane (*1835), Dublin
GILLESPIE Richard 'Music & Musical instrument seller' ca. 1832 17, Westmorland Street (*1832), Dublin
GORDON T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1873 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

35, Dublin Road (xx1890), Belfast


GOULDEN & WIND in Ashford, England

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

Main firm in Ashford, England

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Ramsgate

The branch in Folkestone was succeeded by THOMAS J. (x1906)


MAIN FIRM :  Ashford, England

BRANCH : Dover, England

BRANCH : Eastbourne, England

 BRANCH :  Faversham, England

BRANCH : Maidstone, England

 47, High Street (x1906), Ramsgate, Ireland

BRANCH : Sittingbourne, England


GUNN Michael

DUBLIN - "302 Gunn, M. & Sons, 61 Grafton street, Dublin. Cottage pianoforte; harmonium; boudoir grand pianoforte." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 239



'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-65

GUNNE Mich. (*1842)

GUNN Michael (*1847)(*1848), 'Pianoforte-tuner' ; 'Pianoforte and organ tuner' (*1851)(*1852)

GUNN Michael & Sons (*1865), 'Pianoforte-maker'

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865


 72, Fleet Street (*1842), 49, Fleet Street (*1846), 16, Clare Street (*1847)(*1848)(*1849), 13, Westland Row (*1851)(*1852), 61, Grafton Street (*1865), Dublin


(*1832): 'The Gentleman's and citizen's almanack, for the year 1832', p. 81 (archive.org)

(*1835): 'Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland', 1835, p. 401

(*1842): 'Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack', 1842, p. 773-774

(*1846): 'Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland', 1846

(*1847): 'The Dublin almanac, and general register of Ireland, for 1847', p. 894

(*1848): 'Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland', 1848, p. 505

(*1849): 'The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland', 1849, p. 910

(*1851): 'Thom's Directory of Ireland', 1851

(*1852): 'Thom's Directory of Ireland', 1852

(*1865): 'The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition', 1865, p. 239

(xx1890): 'Weltadressbuch der gesammten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1890, Belfast p. 153, Londonderry p. 190 (digital.slub-dresden.de)


(x1906): 'Weltadressbuch der gesammten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1906, Ramsgate p. 477 (digital.sim.spk-berlin.de)

(): 'Histoire de piano de 1700 1950', Mario Pizzi, 1983

(): 'Makers of the Piano 1700-1820' and 'Makers of the Piano 1820-1860', Martha Novak Clinkscale, 1993


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