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Samuel Austin Bellringers

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About Samuel Austin Bellringers

Church bell ringers for hire. Weddings, funerals and special occasions.
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Classical ensemble
York
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Samuel Austin bell ringers have been ringing regularly together since 2004 and have rung at chuches and cathedrals across the country and abroad. If you require bell ringers for your ceremony and the church cannot provide them, please get in touch! We ring for weddings, including the customary 'firing' of the bells in celebration. Also ring for funerals and can provide a band of ringers, or a single ringer for tolling. Will generally ring for 30 mins before and after the ceremony, with short breaks. Please ask permission from the church before booking us. Also note that churches have different numbers of bells in their towers. Many will have 6 or 8, some may only have 3. Our prices are adjusted to suit the occasion.

Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Traditional English folk
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Types:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service
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Song list

Like racehorses, church bell music (methods) has names. Perhaps you wish to request a particular method for your occasion?
Wedding Day Treble Place Minor
Wedding Delight Major
Yorkshire Wedding Delight Minor
Celebration Delight Minor
as well as more traditional methods
Plain Bob
Grandsire
Stedman
Cambridge
Bristol
Superlative
There may be a method named after your surname or the place of your ceremony. If there is not, we will compose a new one and name it in your honour.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£490
Up to 2 hours£725
Up to 3 hours£960
Packages
Funeral tolling3 musicians
Traditional tolling of the funeral bell, including the "Nine Tailors" before the service.
£125
Funeral 6 musicians
This includes ringing half-muffled on six bells for 30 minutes before and after the service. 5 minutes before the service begins, we can ring the traditional "Nine Tailors" upon request.
£490
Wedding ceremony6 musicians
This includes 30 minutes ringing on six bells before and after the service. We will also include the traditional 'firing' of the bells as the bride leaves the church.
£490

Reviews

From customers:

Glinton C, 5 years ago

My husband and I went to a small concert in the church this evening and we were delighted by how many folk came up to me to comment on the ringing this morning - including our priest! She had really enjoyed it....

Maxey C, 5 years ago

Good to hear our bells being rung with such confidence today. Sounded really great, thank you.

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