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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:19

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:13 PM) View Post

I've rung a handbell...ooo...around about once. Twice at a push laugh.gif

It should be a fun day : and you'll be most welcome to come along Solari!

By the way, as an aside, the Anglesey forum concert in 2007 consisted of 14 participants. Thirteen women, and me biggrin.gif


I'll keep an eye on the thread and see what's happening. As for Anglesey - Hah - that must have been a bit strange at first, hope they didn't give you too much banter smile.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:23

QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ May 29 2009, 01:19 PM) View Post


h_c, how about arranging a bellringing afternoon in 2010? I expect Saturdays are difficult because of weddings and Sundays because of services, but with a little ingenuity?


Have transferred this idea to the 2010 thread smile.gif

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Now we know why you're so keen to arrange forum events, Barry! tongue.gif


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:24

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In the immortal words of Harold Steptoe, "You dirty ol' man!" wink.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:26

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:19 PM) View Post


I'll keep an eye on the thread and see what's happening.


Cool : we'll be able to take applications up to a reasonably late stage. There's no formal closing date, but if the event fills up, we'll have to stop taking applications (that will be around about the 20 people mark) smile.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:53

Great, thanks.

Hm all this talk of handbells reminds me of the Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen books. tongue.gif Do they have individual names?
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 16:09

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:13 PM) View Post

I've rung a handbell...ooo...around about once. Twice at a push laugh.gif


It was a very good first ding smile.gif

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QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 01:01 PM) View Post

So from the comments, it seems this particular musical niche is a female-dominated thing? I guess for us chaps, it's probably not viewed to be a very blokey activity biggrin.gif

I think the groups in my area are ladies' groups which meet in the afternoons, and as most men work they aren't around. Sarah's group sounds much more fun, with a nice mix of ages and a few men too.


Not sure about mix of ages. There's 6 people around my parents' age or older and there's me, so there's a bit of a gaping hole that would be the 20-45 age group.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 16:16

Well if I managed to turn up, I could be a token member of that missing demographic tongue.gif
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 16:29

QUOTE(sarah123 @ May 29 2009, 05:09 PM) View Post


It was a very good first ding smile.gif


Thanks! smile.gif

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Not sure about mix of ages. There's 6 people around my parents' age or older and there's me, so there's a bit of a gaping hole that would be the 20-45 age group.


I think the handbell day will have more 20-45s. I'm one... smile.gif
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 18:54

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I think the handbell day will have more 20-45s. I'm one... smile.gif


Hi Barry,

If the PO Box is anything to go by you must be quite close to me smile.gif Is it possible to put in an application via email and paypal the money over or something instead?
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 19:37

QUOTE(Solari @ May 29 2009, 12:42 PM) View Post

How does this work... do you all get allocated a bell or two, get given a sheet and just watch for the notes that correspond to your bells? Or do you have your own sheet with only your notes on it?

I know what curiousity did to the cat but I'd like to know wink.gif I could probably drive there, if only to have a look and see what all the fuss is about...

There are almost as many systems in use as there are handbell teams! I've rung from musical notation and from numbers, and I've rung from complete scores and parts only. It all depends how many bells are in the set. The team I used to run had three chromatic octaves split between a dozen ringers ( mostly couples, so mixed male and female) and one score would have been totally unwieldy.

Probably the hardest score I ever rang from was the one for the handbell part of Britten's Noye's Fludde. Lots of very close harmony chords notated on one stave. It was a dickens of a job sorting out where your part was.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 20:01

QUOTE(Solari @ May 31 2009, 07:54 PM) View Post

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I think the handbell day will have more 20-45s. I'm one... smile.gif


Hi Barry,

If the PO Box is anything to go by you must be quite close to me smile.gif Is it possible to put in an application via email and paypal the money over or something instead?


I haven't set up a paypal account yet, sorry sad.gif - but it is something I'll looking into in the future.

You are about to have mail Solari smile.gif
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 18:12

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:26 PM) View Post

Cool : we'll be able to take applications up to a reasonably late stage. There's no formal closing date, but if the event fills up, we'll have to stop taking applications (that will be around about the 20 people mark) smile.gif


I have printed and completed my form..but forgot to post it before going to Leeds last Friday. blush.gif You'll get it in the next day or two. smile.gif
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 18:20

QUOTE(DaisyChain @ Jun 1 2009, 07:12 PM) View Post

QUOTE(barry-clari @ May 29 2009, 01:26 PM) View Post

Cool : we'll be able to take applications up to a reasonably late stage. There's no formal closing date, but if the event fills up, we'll have to stop taking applications (that will be around about the 20 people mark) smile.gif


I have printed and completed my form..but forgot to post it before going to Leeds last Friday. blush.gif You'll get it in the next day or two. smile.gif


Cool, thanks DC smile.gif

The event is filling up quite nicely! biggrin.gif
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 15:40

I somehow thought this clash with Chets summer school, but having double-check, it doesn't, so now I can join! yay.gif

Will try to post the application this or next week...
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 19:37

QUOTE(Panthera @ Jun 3 2009, 04:40 PM) View Post

I somehow thought this clash with Chets summer school, but having double-check, it doesn't, so now I can join! yay.gif

Will try to post the application this or next week...


Wonderful smile.gif see you there Panthera!
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