Five days of handbell ringing – what a fantastic experience. I have still got the nine pieces of music we played going round in my head.
I have just been on the National Residential Ringing Week in Sheffield, organised by Aidan Fozzard of HRGB, with ringers from around the UK. We had the privilege of working with three conductors from around the world; Michael Glasgow from America, Emily Li from Hong Kong and Tim Willetts from England.
60 handbell ringers spent the week rehearsing and socialising and performed the pieces in a concert on Friday evening. Our pieces included What a Wonderful World, There is a Balm in Gilead and Shalom Chaverin.
I have learned so much and enjoyed the fellowship of being with a big group of other ringers for five days and hope I can pass on some of the things I have learned to our team.