Raleigh Ringers

We went to Lincoln to see the Raleigh Ringers last night. They are a community bell group from Raleigh, North Carolina. They are arguably the best handbell group in the world. Their concert last night was amazing! They played incredible original handbell pieces, as well as arrangements of classical favorites. They’re also known for their arrangement of classic rock favorites, some of which they played last night. It was really fun to watch their technique, but it was their showmanship that was truly entertaining.

Check out the HUGE bells!

What kept catching my eye, though, was the striking familiarity of two of the ringers. The players kept shuffling between songs, and when these two finally stood next to each other, I finally understood: They were doubles for Lloyd and Lauren. Look at the bearded man and the woman next to him. Aren’t they dead ringers for the Sommerers?

See what I mean?

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10 Responses to Raleigh Ringers

  1. Deanne says:

    Dead ringers… ha, ha.

  2. Lauren says:

    I wish my hair looked that good.

  3. Annette says:

    Thanks for clarifying which two.

  4. Peggy says:

    I bet that was amazing!!! (*&%$) And I raleigh want to hear the sound those HUGE bells make.

    What rock songs did they do?

  5. Beth says:

    I’m just glad you asked that guy to hold that bell for your picture. It wouldn’t have seemed so huge without the guy for scale.

  6. Carol says:

    I’ve actually heard of/heard the RR’s- on PBS, I think, and they were amazing alrightee! They have a web site somewhere (didn’t check before i started typing – sorry!) and one can order CDs of their work/concerts, etc., there. I nearly bought some for Melody one of the years she handled bells at BLS. (Yes, Seward – the hand bell/math lady then was named Melody…Bell, no less. Would anyone make that up??)

  7. kiwe says:

    Our local bell choir call themselves the Sonora Ding-A-Lings

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