Tom & Graham

Our beloved organist (at St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church and the Crichton Memorial Church, both Dumfries), Tom Carrick, had a total dislike of modern “praise items”, with a special loathing of the hymns of Graham Kendrick.

When Tom died about four years ago, someone at St John’s sorted through his music and hymnaries that he’d left beside the church organ there.

In one of Tom’s hymn books, following the printed words of a hymn written by his bette noir, there was the credit, by “Graham Kendrick”, then the words, “born 1950”.  Against this, Tom had penned this brief comment, “What a pity!”


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