Mudcat Café message #592558 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41118   Message #592558
Posted By: cyder_drinker
14-Nov-01 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: bellringing
Subject: RE: bellringing
I have been a bellringer since 1995 (sounds like an AA meeting!)
Musicians would relate to this: You know that time in a sesion, when suddenly something clicks with everyone at the same moment and the music takes on a life of its own, and becomes something much larger than the sum of people playing? The intense feeling of euphoria and kind of "natural high" that you get when this happens?
Well when you get it right whilst ringing bells as part of a team - timing spot on, the rhythm is flowing - that's the same feeling.
Oh, and it's also really nice when you stop after a full peal (which can take up to 4 hours on the bigger rings!)

Where do you ring, Bridwidder? My "home tower" is St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.