The Holland family began their long history with pianos back in the very early 1800s, (and although we haven’t been able to establish it, the history may go back even further than this).
Johnston Holland was tuning pianos in Dublin around this time, and it was not long before his son Alexander took up the trade.
Alexander married in 1850 and went on to have a son Johnston who decided to also follow in his father’s footsteps.
His sons Alexander and Johnston (George, as he was better know as) became the next generation of piano tuners. Johnston George, was very well-known in the early part of the 20th century was one of Ireland’s foremost tuners. He worked for the well-known company Piggott’s in Dublin. Johnston or George as he was better known as, carried out many of Piggott’s concert tunings and he was one of the senior tuning staff.
The next generation to take up the trade were the sons of George, namely: Anthony and Alexander.
Alexander or Alec, as he has always been known as, continues to guide us today, having served the piano industry for well over 60 years. Alexandra (Sandra) entered the piano industry in 1997, and Alexandra is proud to continue Alec’s trade tuning pianos and running the business here at Holland Pianos Carlow.
” The piano sounds great and I appreciate the encouraging words you shared with my daughter. Feel free to send me a reminder to have the piano tuned up again in 6 months or so. Thanks! ”
Tony O’ Sullivan