Bellfolk Handbell Ringers

Honingham Village Hall, Honingham, Norfolk


Hello and welcome to our website! There has been a team of handbell ringers in Honingham for over 40 years! Today the team plays a wide range of music on a 3 ½ set of traditional English handbells, which were manufactured over a century ago. In addition, the team has benefited from a lottery grant from “Awards for All” to acquire a 3 octave set of handchimes to enhance their programme. The music played is varied and includes classics, tunes from shows and light popular favourites, thus providing entertainment for all. Many team members have gained experience from working with internationally recognised conductors throughout the UK and overseas, developing a range of interesting techniques to enhance the sound of bells. At local music festivals, the team has achieved outstanding results and been complimented on their musicality.

We are always on the look-out for prospective ringers to add to our committed, friendly team. We love nothing more than performing concerts. Do you have a suitable venue? Would you like to hear / see us? Please contact us.

Adopt a Composer 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bellfolk has been selected to take part in the ‘Adopt a Composer’ scheme. Two of our members went to London to meet our composer, Peter, and mentor, Jenni. Already we have started to make exciting plans which should culminate in a new piece of handbell music, to be premiered next year and recorded by Radio 3. Great fun in store!! Follow Bellfolk on Facebook to see how we get on. (Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS for Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.)