interview

Our Podcast’s Fifth Year Anniversary
February 08, 2024x
6
00:36:1924.99 MB

Our Podcast’s Fifth Year Anniversary

In this special fifth anniversary episode, the Fun with Bells Podcast celebrates by turning the tables on host and producer Cathy Booth, as she takes her turn on the other end of the microphone and is grilled by team member Emily Roderick. Emily digs into the background to the podcast, its aims, and the entire podcast p...

David Smith: A Bell Ringing Tutor’s Uplifting Global Perspective
January 11, 2024x
5
00:35:1924.3 MB

David Smith: A Bell Ringing Tutor’s Uplifting Global Perspective

In this episode, David Smith makes a much-welcome return to the podcast for another conversation with host Cathy Booth that’s brimming with insight. Find out about about the differences between ringing associations in the UK and those in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. With David’s global ringing...

Bells in Her Music: An Interview with Composer Helen Ottaway
November 09, 2023x
3
00:50:3834.82 MB

Bells in Her Music: An Interview with Composer Helen Ottaway

The debate around ringing and music is taken to an entirely new level in this fascinating conversation between show host Cathy Booth and composer Helen Ottaway. Deeply inspired by the sound of bells, Helen’s passion for this shared soundscape has led from the creation of individual musical works to an entire bell-...

Emily brings bell ringing to the art world
March 09, 2023x
6
00:37:3525.86 MB

Emily brings bell ringing to the art world

This thought-provoking episode sees host Cathy Booth catch up with Emily Roderick, who after volunteering to support the podcast now finds herself featuring in it! One of the age-old questions that ringers rarely agree on is ‘what exactly is ringing?’ - is it a sport, is it music, or is it art? Ringer and arti...

Beasts in the belfy
January 12, 2023x
4
00:28:5219.89 MB

Beasts in the belfy

No, we’re not talking about tyrannical tower captains, caustic conductors or belligerent tenor ringers here, but the wide and wonderful variety of wildlife that ringers and steeple keepers share their bell towers with.  David Bagley fascinates host Cathy Booth with descriptions and anecdotes of both welcome a...

Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 2
December 08, 2022x
3
00:23:5816.51 MB

Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 2

This second sojourn into ringing in redundant churches sees show host Cathy Booth discovering two more exciting projects where ringers have joined forces with the Churches Conservation Trust. When someone suggests you take the keys and check on the bells in a redundant church, big things can happen. Such an invitation p...

Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 1
November 10, 2022x
2
00:25:5917.88 MB

Ringing in Redundant Churches - part 1

What do you get when you cross The Churches Conservation Trust with bell ringers? Show host Cathy Booth finds out, in the first of two special episodes. In this month’s show, Cathy meets Neil Skelton, David Bagley and Neil Dodge to discover what exciting projects can develop when ringers get involved in supporting h...

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre / Blue lines and pickled eggs
November 12, 2020x
1
00:32:5222.61 MB

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre / Blue lines and pickled eggs

Home of the first true peal, St Peter Mancroft in Norwich is now home to the brilliant Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre. Podcast host Cathy Booth catches up with Simon Rudd and Nikki Thomas to find out what’s been happening. Well, there’s been so much going on it’s hard to know where to start! Trainin...

The Charmborough ring - a portable belfry
February 13, 2020x
6
00:18:3712.83 MB

The Charmborough ring - a portable belfry

For this episode, show host Cathy Booth stays close to home and interviews her ringer husband, Roger, a trustee of the Charmborough Ring.  Not just your average mini-ring, the Charmborough Ring is the heaviest portable ring of bells in the country. Heavier, believe it or not, than some rings of tower bell...

Tower Grabbing
April 25, 2019x
12
00:21:079.7 MB

Tower Grabbing

Graham stirring a newly cast bell at the foundry Graham on a group tour in Dallas In this episode Graham Nabb introduces Fun with Bells podcast host Cathy Booth to one of the most English of pursuits - tower grabbing. Graham is the ideal guide to the uninitiated, having notched up the amazing total of 57...