Collard grand

Father Cowley recalls an 1895 concert in which Professor Goodwin's alcohol habit interfered with his work of piano accompaniment: "There was a slight difference of opinion between himself and the Collard grand." Collard & Collard was an English company that manufactured pianos throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th. Their pianos were exported all over the world. This one probably reached Ireland the same way the mail did: by train to Holyhead, Wales and thence by ship to Kingstown.

John Hunt 2022

A restored late 19th century Collard & Collard parlor grand piano.