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.
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?