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Are you intrigued to know who rings bells, how and why? If so, listen to Cathy Booth, the non-ringing wife of a ringer, as she interviews ringers to find out. What others have said about this podcast: “Fantastic insight into learning to ring. I’d recommend this podcast” “I like the mix of topics” “A brilliant snapshot of our cultural heritage”.
 
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Just as change ringing on handbells requires each ringer to have two bells, this perfectly formed podcast on the subject has two guests. Host Cathy Booth chats with Tina and Simon, authors of the latest must-have handbell manual. As always, this podcast asks all the right questions. What is best, tower or hand bells? Will online ringing last post l…
 
Eimear tells Cathy and Niamh about the infamous socialite, singer and life goals winner Florence Foster Jenkins. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram f…
 
Eimear tells Cathy and Niamh about the story of Russian war hero Marina Rascova and the seriously badass 588th Night Bomber Regiment aka The Night Witches. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/play…
 
Eimear tell the other Bluffers about good craic composer Joseph Haydn and the unfortunate tale of his head. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for al…
 
The Bluffers are back! Cathy tells Eimear and Niamh about soprano Sophie Cruvelli. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for all our visual references: …
 
You may not have given ringing simulators a second thought before, but this episode will definitely get you scrambling up your belfry, with some sensors in hand. Steve Farmer, tells host Cathy Booth the fascinating story of Simbell. Wanting an easy way to get get extra rope time without annoying the church neighbours with his noisy novice ringing, …
 
Take a few deep breaths, relax, and tune into this month’s episode where host Cathy Booth meets ringer, counsellor, hypnotherapist and trauma care practitioner, Nicky Carling to talk about building up confidence for returning to the tower. Yes, it’s probably time you changed out of your pyjamas, dragged yourself momentarily away from Ringing Room a…
 
Cathy Booth’s special guest this month is ringer and project manger par excellence Tim Keyes who gives us the inside scoop of Ledbury’s rather exciting bell restoration and augmentation project. Tim very helpfully talks through all the different stages of the project, step by step, with plenty of top tips for those of you planning your own bell pro…
 
In this fast-paced episode, podcast host Cathy Booth meets 20-year-old ringer, Oliver Lee, and discovers his passion for ringing and ringing history. Oliver is clearly fascinated by all aspects of ringing and takes Cathy on whistle-stop tour of a huge range of ringing-related subjects, ranging from Ellacombe chimes, through belfry reform and on to …
 
This week the Bluffs discuss the very colourful life and loves of composer Hector Berlioz. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for all our visual refe…
 
Niamh tells the Bluffs of the infamous Dr Crippen and Corrine "Cora" Turner. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for all our visual references: https:…
 
This week Cathy tells the deadly love story of Martha Ray and the Earl of Sandwich. (Spoilers for the movie Whiplash!) If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Insta…
 
In this month’s show, podcast host Cathy Booth transforms into the next Anne Robinson as she joins the ringers of St John’s in New Alresford for their fortnightly Zoom quiz. Fingers on buzzers as the ringers introduce each other and ask their two allotted quiz questions. There’s one point for each correct answer, so why not play along at home and s…
 
Eimear tell the Bluffers about the notorious Madame Rachel of Bond Street. Before L'oreal thought you were worth it there was Madame Rachel. Special thank you to sound engineering wizard, Ber Quinn, for salvaging Niamh's audio after she recorded this episode inside a tin can. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: htt…
 
Eimear tells the other Bluffs about the incredible Margery Booth. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for all our visual references: https://www.insta…
 
Niamh continues the her tradition of scaring the crap out of the other Bluffers and asks the difficult questions no one else will ask about toasters. If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs Music from this episode is available on Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006…
 
Cathy tells the story of the Phantom of the Opera but the Opera House isn't the only thing that's haunted! If you would like to support us please copy and paste the link below: https://www.patreon.com/operabluffs All songs referenced can be found on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1cyMUXduglZlcOt7X6Dr7d And Instagram for all…
 
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