ANN ARBOR - K : USA - MI

*Location:

   Kerrytown Chime
   Kerrytown Shops
   North 5th Avenue at Detroit Street
   Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.28431, W 83.74612
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Kerrytown Market & Shops
   407 North 5th Avenue
   Ann Arbor, MI  48104-1107
   T: (734)662-5008
   - or -
   Joe O'Neal
   T: (734)769-0770
   E: joneal@onealconstruction.com
   - or -
   Heather O'Neal
   E: ofglobal@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Open W/F/Sa at noon for public playing;
   also by appointment.
   Hour strike during daylight hours.

*Remarks:

   Range B,C-G diatonic plus F#,Bb,C#,F#;
   all notes also on pedals.
   Eijsbouts bells were cast in 1997.
   Hour strike on bass bell.
   Incorporates 10 bells cast in 1928 as
   trebles for Cohasset and removed in
   its renovation in 1990:
   B,C,D,E,F,G,A,C,D,E

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     B G   /    B G17 
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1998
     with 7 bells made by Eijsbouts
     and 10 made by Gillett & Johnston in 1928
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The bell tower is pictured, and the chime is described, on a photo tour page for the Market & Shops.

The invitation for public playing, with tower photo.

A student Website contains analyses and comparisons of the Baird Carillon and the Kerrytown Chime.

Waymarking page

The Cohasset carillon, for which 10 of these bells were originally made.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 18-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/02/23


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