Plain Bob

Handbells @ Home

Submitted by Simon on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 20:47

Yesterday we were supposed to be ringing a quarter of Lincolnshire Royal at Angela's house. After the instruction in the afternoon to begin social distancing, we had to cancel it. Cancellation of all tower bell ringing swiftly followed. There has been some speculation about remote handbell ringing via video conferencing...

The 14th Scottish Handbell day (bookended by peal attempts)

Submitted by Tina on Thu, 08/10/2015 - 11:03

There were points during the previous weekend, especially on Sunday, when I thought we had bitten off rather too much - again. 

Our programme to ring a peal Norman Smith's 23-spliced coincided with our usual semi-annual handbell day.  Simon has already written about our first attempt on Friday evening, which...

Handbell Compositions: 5056 Plain Bob Major by Andrew Hudson

Submitted by Simon on Thu, 02/07/2015 - 17:04

I've written before about handbell-friendly compositions, but now I'm going to start an occasional series about compositions that I like for particular methods. First up is Plain Bob Major, which is the most common eight-bell method for handbell peals and a natural choice for a band starting out on peal-ringing. The...