The Organ Podcast

The Organ Podcast

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) produces a podcast dedicated to the world of the organ, organists and organ music.

The Organ Podcast is a fortnightly show designed to inform and entertain organists and organ enthusiasts alike, including those who are simply curious and want to know more about this unique instrument and its music.


Episodes feature interviews with leading UK and international organists, visit historic or little-known organs of interest, catch-up with organ rebuilds and restorations, and encounter a diverse mix of individual organ-related activities, news, discussions and initiatives from around the UK.

Host Mark O’Brien is both an organist and an award-winning former BBC radio and tv producer. He explains: “The aim is to make a show which is friendly, informal and entertaining, but at the same time as being an intelligent and authoritative guide to the whole world of the organ.

“In that spirit we will be covering all manner of organ-related activities, initiatives, and cultural aspects, exploring performance, organ design and history, the instrument’s many secular as well as liturgical uses, different approaches to educational and outreach work, the organ’s links with choral traditions, as well as the insights, experiences and stories of organists around the world.”

How to Listen

The Organ Podcast is available free of charge from all popular podcast platforms, directories, and a number of other websites.

If you already use a podcast app on your smartphone or tablet then you can find our show wherever you normally find your podcasts – just search for 'The Organ Podcast' and don’t forget to hit ‘subscribe’ to make sure you never miss an episode.

If you don’t already listen to podcasts via a podcast app, then now might be a great time to join the podcast revolution! Apple users can search and subscribe on their phones via the built in Podcasts app; Android users will be able to find a number of apps in the Google Play Store which do the same thing (AntennaPod is an excellent free (and ad free) choice if you’re not sure which to choose).

If you prefer not to use a dedicated podcast app, then you can find us in the podcast sections of Spotify and Amazon Music. You might also be able to ask your smart speaker to ‘play The Organ Podcast’.

Or, if you prefer to find us through your web browser, then each edition is published on our YouTube channel at; into the College’s own content hub, iRCO; and to its own dedicated website at