EEKLO : BELGIUM

   Vredesbeiaard (Peace Carillon)

*Location:

   Belfort
   Markt
   Eeklo, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.18459, E 3.56635
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Reported as being by J.Sergeys, but
   dated after that foundry closed.
   3 bells added 1987, 1 in 1990 (100kg),
   1 in 1991, 2 in 1993.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 30 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1985, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia page about this building has a photo of it but does not mention the carillon.

The Website of the Mechelen carillon has a text-only page about the Eeklo carillon.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

A city page reports that the bells were made by J.Sergeys, which is strange because that foundry was closed in 1980.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Oost-Vlaanderen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  8-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/07
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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