VIDEO: Five-hour ‘organathon’ at Rothesay church

Local organist Tony Spencer spent five hours making music on Saturday to raise funds for the United Church of Bute.

Our short video clip features two of the pieces from his marathon effort - the closing bars of an arrangement of the favourite Christmas carol O Come O Come Emmanuel, and the first section of Handel’s famous Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

Tony Spencer spent five hours playing the United Church of Bute's organ on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Tony Spencer spent five hours playing the United Church of Bute's organ on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

A steady stream of visitors called in at the church on a cold and wet day to enjoy the music, and the tea and cakes provided by members of the UCB congregation.

The total sum raised from the event hasn’t yet been calculated, but we’ll publish the details when we get them!