Handbells Ring In Boston Music Festival

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The Back Bay Ringers in 2006 (courtesy photo)
Click to enlarge: The Back Bay Ringers in 2006 (courtesy photo)

The third annual Boston Handbell Festival is Tuesday night at the Old South Church. The English musical tradition first came to America by way of Boston a century ago, and now it's flourishing, with new music and new groups popping up all over the country.

A delegation from the Back Bay Ringers demonstrates how a dozen people, all holding just two bells, can play together to create a complex melody.

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This program aired on May 18, 2010.


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