A cold, wet Saturday afternoon in the cafe at East Riddlesden Hall was the scene of our first performance of 2018
We were fortified with refreshments including a warm (non-alcoholic) punch and played at a social event arranged for the friends of East Riddlesden Hall. The age of the venue fitted in perfectly with the age of some of the pieces we played and the audience were most appreciative.
At the end we had our usual ‘have a go’ session and many of them joined in. A number of them were knowledgable about music generally and some even about bells specifically. Two of the ladies joined us at our next practice and we are hopeful they will become permanent members of our band. To assist we are trying to organise a special practice for them rather than throwing them in completely at the deep end.
Things are usually quiet at this time of year. However March sees a Get Creative week organised by the library service. We are hopeful that we will be able to arrange an exhibition, performances by ourselves and the children of Holy Trinity School and a have a go session for library goers young and old in Bingley Library. Maybe this will attract some more budding ringers.
Watch out for posters and other advertisments!