Leland learned to ring about a decade ago at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where circumstances conspired to make him the only instructor almost as soon as he learned to hunt! He served as Ringing Master there for several years and guided the band to ring the first all-local quarter peal in more than 40 years. Leland has rung on 3 continents, but now calls the Boston area home; his favorite method is Double Norwich Court Bob Major, though Lancashire Surprise is probably a close second.
Since those early experiences at Smith, Leland’s ringing focus has always been on supporting new learners and developing bands. He has taught ringing theory and history in a variety of settings, including as a non-credit course for MIT students, and co-developed Ringing Room to allow ringers from near and far to ring together.
This entry was written in January 2020.
One of the very best things to have happened over the past year is the development of the online ringing platform, Ringing Room. In this special Valentine’s podcast, host Cathy Booth interviews Leland and Bryn, the driving force behind this amazing achievement and now one of ringing’s most famous couples. Of...