THE INN RINGERS
The Inn Ringers are pleased to announce they have appointed a new Musical Director. Steve Holmes took over the role in January, Steve was one of the original founder members of our good friends Gnosall Hanbdell Ringers. Steve spent 35 years with the team and has now taken up the challenge of conducting the Inn Ringers. Paul Mellor who took over as MD in 2005 stays with the team as a ringer and will continue to compere the teams concerts.
The Anniversary Album
A brand new set of recording by The Inn Ringers and Alton Handbell Ringers - released in October 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Inn Ringers and the 25th anniverary of Alton Handbell Ringers
Details on the 'Recordings' page.
The Inn Ringers Celebrate 40 Years
1977 - 2017
The Inn Ringers have attracted quite a bit of media coverage to celebrate their 40th anniversary:-
02.02.17 - A Little Bit of Stone web site - 40th anniversary article.
17.02.17 - - St Luke's Parish Magazine - 40th Anniversary.
25.02.17 - BBC Radio Stoke Interview
01.03.17 - Stone and Eccleshall Gazette - article - '40 Years of Bell Ringing and Hoping for 40 More'
20.03.17 - Stone and Eccleshall Life Magazine - article - 'Ringers Look Back Over Four Decades of Making Music'
11.05.17 - Stone and Eccleshall Gazette - 40th Anniverary concert details
30.05.17 - A Little Bit of Stone web site - 40th Anniversary Concert details
New Ringers Wanted!!!!
Would you like to become a member of The Inn Ringers
The Inn Ringers are looking to recruit new members for their team. You donít have to be able read music - The Inn Ringers Ringers have their own type of music - a notation which can be picked up easily in minutes!
All you need to become a member of one of the top handbell teams in the country is a sense of rhythm, commitment, a sense of humour and enthusiasm.
Practice nights are fun, there are social activities, events to attend with other handbell ringers and performing in public.
If you are interested - contact the secretary (Rowena Dawson) on
Go on.........give us a bell!!!
The Inn Ringers appearance on the BBC 2 show 'James May's Man Lab' (series 3) has now been released on DVD
Following The Inn Ringers successful concert for the Windmill Preservation Society last year (Meir Heath, Stoke-on-Trent), the team have decided to stage another concert for the charity this year. The concert will be staged in May - details of venue and date coming soon
The first few concerts have been confirmed for this year - see the 'appearances' page
The transmission date for the Inn Ringers appearance on the BBC 2 TV series 'James May's Man Lab - has yet to be finalised. The team recorded their version of the theme tune for an edition of the programme back in August last year. The filming session went really well and the team received a lot of very favourable comments from James May (who wrote the theme tune) and the production team. The series will go out in March and the team will feature at the end of show 4 in the series of 5 shows.
The Inn Ringers also rang for the Olympics - the team wrote a special arrangement of 'Chariots of Fire' and performed live in the studio from 8.12am on Friday 29th July - their playing was linked into various other bell ringing taking place across North Staffordshire including the bells of Stoke Minster.
The April edition of the superb local magazine 'The Stone and Eccleshall Gazette' contains a full page article on Stone Handbell Bell Ringers plus three pictures of the team. You can view the article by visiting their web site (see links page) - and read the magazine on line.
An article is now available on the Stone based website 'A Little Bit Of Stone'.
The Heart of England Handbell Society
-page up dated (17.02.12)
The Inn Ringers are always on the lookout for keen new recruits. You don't have to be able to read music - the team have developed their own kind of music which is easy to follow. All you need to become a member is:
∑ A sense of rhythm
∑ A sense of humour
If you are interested in joining the Stone Handbell Ringers Please use the details on the contact page.