The X-File (No.10) - October 1996

Moldy has finally recovered from the excesses of Christmas and has at last managed to produce the next file. The management apologises for another tardy publication and promises to do better in future.

After a relatively unattractive crop of new arrivals in August and September, October provided an eye-catching bevvy of beauties to tempt the red-blooded method reviewer. So without further ado, letís take a peep Ö

Method

lh

FCH

Rung at

On

Conductor

Pg

Newbold Glory

a

BDad

Loughborough

20/8/96

A D Higson

1008

Woodmancote

e

acf

Henfield

31/8/96

S Jenner

1010

Marset D

mx

BDace

Durham

24/8/96

R Haley

1010

Dennery

k

Bac

Meldreth

2/8/96

D E Sibson

1031

HM & HG

c

Bac

Spitalfields

23/8/96

G H Campling

1055

Clarkson

k1

cps(in), Ba2c(out)

Wisbech

22/9/96

J P Loveless

1080

Lo-Vel

l

Bka

Lundy

3/8/96

T Anker

1084

Newbold Glory Surprise Major : x3x4x2.5.36x4x3x34x5 lh 12

Two sets of fishtails at the back when the trebleís in 3-4 and 5-6, and a coursing-pair five-pull dodge on the front give Newbold Glory an appealingly curvaceous blue line. 6 5678ís in the plain course and 6 87xxís in the middle lead offer good musical possibilities too. Might sound better slower though!

Woodmancote Surprise Major : x5x4.5x56.3x4x345.6x6.3 lh 12

Now this is gorgeous! Glasgowish below, Bristolish above, no tenors-together falseness, and 5 xx78ís off the front. It probably likes working with children as well. Lie back and dream of ringing this at Skipton or Howden. Shame about the 3458 place notation, but think of it as a cute dimple rather than anything too unsightly.

Marset Delight Major : 34x5.4x2x1x2x3.4x6.5 lh 18

Next onto the catwalk sporting a delightful little number is Marset. Another blue line well worth a second leer. Belfast work above the treble but a less falseness-ridden frontwork allows the ubiquitous Ivin to make another appearance. Give it a try.

Dennery Surprise Major : x56x4x56x3.4x4.5x34.6.5 lh 18

Dennery shaded inclusion in this file mainly because I like the attractive wiggle of the pivot bell. After a fishtail on the front, 4ths place bell rises to Stedman 4ths and makes 5ths at the half lead, pretty. A Cornwall style triple dodge in 7-8 over 5-6 bedsprings produce some traditional good looks in the music department. Derek rang the treble too - how bizarre, how bizarre.

HM & HG Surprise Major : 3x56.4.56x5.6x4x5.4x34.7 lh 12

"Damn silly name, George!", as General Melchet might say. Never judge a book by its cover though. A voluptuous blue line with good, if rather split, personality. A somewhat static backwork produces an avalanche of good music in the middle lead. Triple dodging in 5-6 across the half-lead above places in 3-4 and wrong-dodging on the front offers a spicy cameo of rollups off the front with the right composition. Well worth a second date.

Clarkson Surprise Royal : x5x4.5x2.3x34x58x6x7x6x9 lh 10

Nothing earth-moving here but any band looking for a bit-on-the-side as a change from the standard Royal methods could do worse than spending 3 hours getting to know Clarkson a bit better. Two sets of points and triple dodging above the treble combine with a predominantly right-place frontwork to provide an intriguing blue line and good music including pairs of 537890s, 567890s and 467890s in leads 2, 4 and 6 respectively.

Lo-Vel Surprise Major : x3x4x56x36x4x25.34x34.5 lh 18

Not quite sure what an "aspirin peal" is but Iím sure the band will have enjoyed taking advantage of Lo-Vel on the romantic Lundy Island. The composer was unable to bring the bells round in fewer than 24 full courses, but strategic band placement seems to have ensured that the bandís separation from the Marisco Tavern wasnít too lengthy. 8ths place Uxbridge over the treble and a fairly static frontwork produces 3 6578s and 2 5678s off the front. Another silly name mind.

This file is now closed.

"MOLDY"



Forward to X-File No.11
Return to X-File No.9
Back to X-File Menu