Bells in Her Music: An Interview with Composer Helen Ottaway
Fun with BellsNovember 09, 202300:50:3834.82 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-inspired festival! It’s amazing to hear what can happen when composers and ringers come together to exchange knowledge and enthusiasm across different art forms, contexts and places.

Be inspired, listen to the recordings and maybe even download the ringtone - but don’t get so carried away that you forget to turn your mobile off before that peal …

Top Five Takeaways

Comment from the legacy website:

Helen Ottaway: (2023) This series of podcasts is a fascinating exploration of all things bell-ish. Cathy Booth does in-depth delving into all kinds of bell ringing and many different people’s relationship with bells.

See also the blog post about this episode.

Sponsor: This podcast is sponsored by the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART).  To find out more about learning to ring, learning to teach or other resources to support your ringing go to