There was a lot of handbell ringing going on at New Year - we did some too, with a handbell day at Tulloch. Combined with the rest fo January, there has been quite a crop of firsts and other notable achievements.
Here is our handbell roundup for December 2014. The Christmas period offers a good time for groups of friends to get together and do a lot of handbell ringing (this is what the holidays are for, right?), and quite a few people did just that.
On Saturday we had a handbell day in Tulloch, hosted by Peter Bevis and Helen McGregor. Nick Jones organised the ringing programme, and beforehand he and I had discussed the best 12-bell method to try as a step beyond Kent. As a result, when he sent out the schedule,...Read more
Despite the holiday season there was plenty of handbell-ringing activity in July.
Firsts and other milestones:
1st peal of S Major in hand, Jonathan Franklin and Stephen Beckingham (who also called it).
1st quarter in hand, Judith Lainé.
Somehow I have only just noticed that Graham John's web site has several recordings of handbell ringing. They are extracts from peals, in a variety of methods on different numbers of bells, including some record lengths. All of the ringing is excellent - in fact you have to...Read more
A few thoughts based on our experiences.
- Not enough people. We don't have a large pool of ringers to draw on, so it's difficult to get a 12-bell band together often enough to be able to steadily improve from session to session. In our Kent Maximus attempt last Saturday, Nick ...Read more
Well, maybe not. But in our continuing 8-spliced project, we decided that these are the methods we need more practice at, so we rang them in a quarter with a nice palindromic six-part composition:
1344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m) Simon J Gay 2345678 ---------- S 5738264 P- 7864523...Read more
We haven't reported on any of our ringing since the handbell day, so here's a quick summary of what we have been up to.
On one of my trips last year, when looking for something to read on the plane, for a change I browsed the business section of the airport bookshop instead of the fiction section. I picked up a book called What Got You Here Won't Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith....Read more