“Europe is Ringing!” is a project that emerges from the common need of a shared movement to facilitate bell ringers to meet up and work together.
The first goal of this project would be to locate all the communities, individuals and groups that are ringing their bells. Despite it is a hard work is essential to start a bell ringers’ net. Almost all bell ringers share the same needs in order to keep alive the tradition. For that reason we need to know all the people who is involved in this intangible cultural heritage.
Another goal would be to know how every bell ringer or bell ringers group ring their bells. Bell ringing is a common language but different in every tower, so the musical options are infinite!
Once the research will have moved forward, it would be available through the project website, and linked to a digital app, which would locate bell ringers.
Our first goals would be easy to reach by creating a working team in several countries and by starting a fieldwork and research.
Bell ringers are, nowadays, voluntary people who enjoy ringing bells and studying, promoting and spreading this beautiful living heritage. New generations are engaging the hundred of teams that exist. All of them are the bearers of this antique knowledge and they also represent the future of that amazing music which is present along our life.
Let’s make European bell ringers join together in a shared and common movement that would help them in their needs and would represent them.