Meet The Long-Time Player Of The Historic UW-Madison Carillon

by Joel Waldinger
| January 23, 2014

Meet Lyle Anderson, who is the official carillonneur for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UW carillon is an instrument that features 56 cast bronze cup-shaped bells.  Anderson has played the instrument for thirty some years – and is now the “man in the bell tower” on the UW campus.

Lyle became something of an internet sensation during the summer of 2013…find out how his interpretation of a popular theme song went viral.

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Joel Waldinger is a reporter for the "Wisconsin Life" project and considers a sunset over the “big island” on Manson Lake to be a perfect ending to a day of fishing and fun in the Northwoods.