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Christmases have a habit of following a fairly regular pattern with the Nelson Handbell Ringers and in common with other groups and individuals we say, ‘This year it will be different’. Well we had the usual last minute requests to … Continue reading
An afternoon entertainment for residents at Briar Close, Borrowash
Well the ringing is over for another Christmas period. It came and went so quickly in the end, but we were pleased to play at a variety of new venues this year. We paid two visits to the Royal Oak … Continue reading
It’s that time of year when someone in the team says:”Isn’t it time we got the Christmas folders out?”. Well we are obviously well into autumn and we can’t put it off much longer, so this is the week when we … Continue reading
Well we made it! And so did more loyal supporters than we had dared to hope for . It was great to be part of the Great Bellringing Event, welcoming in London 2012. OK we weren’t up there with the … Continue reading
We’re in the paper! http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Bell-ringers-real-ding-dong-mark-start-Olympics/story-16595632-detail/story.html We’re also hoping that local television will be at our event tomorrow: July 27th………no ordinary day! Remember 8.12 am at the Golden Jubilee Clock in Borrowash.
Join Nelson Handbells and the nation. Ring a bell and celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games. We will be by the Golden Jubilee Clock in the centre of Borrowash, Derby from 8.00 am on Friday 27th July. We are … Continue reading
Curious to hear the Alton Handbell Ringers I went along to their concert on Saturday night in support of
Cheadle Animal Welfare. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, with music played in a variety of styles, using chimes and drums and three octaves of handbells. It would be good to incorporate some of the techniques which they used in our own arrangements. I particularly enjoyed their Processional Celebration and the combining of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring with Blessed Assurance. They played English Whitechapel bells which they had gathered from various sets. It is very interesting to see the way in which handbell groups develop their own particular styles. Alton Ringers are off to York this coming weekend to size up the competition ( my choice of words!) at the National Rally, so here’s hoping that they have an inspiring time. Perhaps it’s something Nelson Handbell Ringers could think of doing in future.
Well we had a lovely evening at Wilne. We performed a varied programme of music, including ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, Pachelbel’s Canon, ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring’ and ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ by Elgar. The audience and players certainly enjoyed … Continue reading