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In the shape of a tree that’s blowing in the wind, The Singing Ringing Tree is built out of steel pipe that create eerie melodies as the wind on Crown Point flows through and around them.


Built in 2006, the Tree was envisioned by award winning architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu. The sounds that are produced vary depending on the length and width of the specific pipe as well as the narrow slits added to some of the pieces. With an ability to produce sounds that cover several octaves, the Singing Ringing Tree is equally eerily melancholy and strangely beautiful.


In 2007, creators of The Tree were awarded the National Award of The Royal Institute of British Architects. The structure is only one of four ‘panopticons’ throughout Lancashire, others include The Atom Of Pendle, The Colourfields in Blackburn and The Haslingden Halo.


As well as its shape, there was also another factor that encouraged its name, The Singing Ringing Tree was named after one of Britain’s weirdest and wackiest televisions shows for children. The program featured a princess, prince, a six-foot dwarf and many magical, talking creatures.


People from around the globe have visited the sculpture to hear the sounds of The Singing Ringing Tree and as long as the wind keeps blowing, they will continue to do so for years to come.



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