Old Glynn

In Lotus Eaters and again in Sirens, Bloom thinks of "Old Glynn" who once played the organ in St. Xavier's church, appreciating his skill at making it "talk" and marveling that he was paid the handsome salary of fifty pounds a year. John M. Glynn (1834-1893) was a keyboardist of real distinction. He took the job at the Gardiner Street church in 1887.

John Hunt 2022

The pipe organ in St. Xavier's church. Source: www.buildingsofireland.ie.

Console of a large pipe organ—not the one in St. Xavier's—showing keyboards "with stops and locks and keys," but not foot pedals. Source: paw.princeton.edu.