Meet the Crew - Danny Lyons

Danny Lyons is a solo handbell artist, handbell director, composer, and clinician who plays concerts and conducts clinics, festivals, and handbell classes regularly throughout the southeast and across the nation. He is the inventor of a method of playing 8-in- HAND and has named it "Danny's 8".

Danny has been the director/clinician at 12 handbell festivals, including the Florida State Handbell Festival, Music Week at The College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho, the Vermont State Handbell Festival, and was one of the clinicians at Lake Junaluska in 2016 where he will be returning as the advanced handbell director in 2019. He will also be the handbell clinician at the Texas Choir Camp in 2019.

He is the past director of BellFest — Pensacola's Community Handbell Choir in conjunction with Don Allured and is currently director and founder of Christ Church Ringers at Christ Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Florida. Danny rings in the handbell quartet Bellissimo! as well as accepting solo handbell and teaching/directing engagements around the country. He is now retired from a 45-year career as a piano technician and rebuilder and has been the Malmark representative in Florida and southern Alabama since 2008. He lives in Pensacola with his 2 dogs — Nicky, a Golden Retriever and Koby, a Whippet.

Danny represents Malmark in Southern Alabama and Florida. Contact Danny by phone: 850-291-7131 or email him:

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