welcome to all visitors to this web site. This library is intended to be an index of all bell recordings which can be found on the Internet and also of commercially produced CDs. If anyone knows of any which I have not found I would be very pleased to hear from them. The collection has now expanded to include many recordings sent from private sources and if you would like to contribute your tower please feel free to send me a sound file. All sources and copyrights are acknowledged.
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The majority of the recordings are of bells hung for change-ringing in the English style. The geographical locations can be found from the dropdown menu above or by clicking on the appropriate initial letter:
Alternatively you can use this Search Facility to search the whole web site:
There are also pages of recordings of:
The Recordings pages are introduced by recordings which I think are particularly impressive or which have a special association for me.
Wherever possible the person who made the recording listed below has been contacted. If the acknowledgement is incorrect please contact me (please note that you will need to amend the email address in your email program to substitute the -at- for @).
I acknowledge with gratitude permission readily given
by the producer for permission to use a number of recordings made by BBC
Radio 4 in the programme "Bells
I am particularly grateful to Bill Hibbert for permission to use recordings from his web site and to Jim Hedgecock, John Whittall and Tom Freeston for supplying tapes also to David Bryant for the recordings of Somerset bells. I am grateful to Matthew Dawson for transferring the tapes to CD and to Graham Jackson for extracting the clips and putting them onto the website.
Links to web sites of interest to those interested in Bells and Bellringing can be found here.
Recordings of change ringing on