Devon style ringing

What is Devon style ringing?

A style of full-circle ringing traditionally rung in Devon and Cornwall. It is characterised by:

  • Call change ringing of set, named Call Change sequences
  • Calls are rapid
  • Closed or cartwheel leads
  • Sequences rung below the balance and ringing is quick
  • Performances start with a raise and end with a fall
  • The raise starts with, and the fall ends with, all bells starting and stopping at one (no fade in or catching and stopping)

It has a reputation for excellent striking and a high quality raise and lower.

If you decide to join a practice in Devon or Cornwall, you'll be made very welcome, but be prepared for Devon style ringing!

Ringing differently in Devon

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Devon style ringing

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