Chimes with baton claviers

Chimes are very similar to carillons: they have a number of bells played from a baton keyboard. However, they generally include fewer bells than even the smallest two-octave carillons, and are often omit several more semitones. Despite this, they have many commonalities with carillons, such as the role they play in their communities.

We are keen to engage with chime players in the British Isles and invite any interested to check out our membership page and consider joining.

A map of some known chime instruments with baton keyboards in the British Isles

Of additional interest might be this group on Ellacombe chimes.