August Derleth discusses his writing influences ; part 2 | In the 2nd interview, Iris Ford discusses and demonstrates playing the sleigh bells
In conclusion, August Derleth, spoke of his biggest influences, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Derleth believed that one day there would be a renaissance of great literary authors. With regards to playing the sleigh bells in churches, Iris Ford says its like blending something ridiculous to the sublime. Ford, a self-taught sleigh bell player, plays for all types of religious orders. Because playing the music is for God, says Ford, it needs to be exceptional.