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Geoffrey Self (1930-2008)   Pavane was written by Geoffrey Self who lived and taught in Cornwall for many years. Adrian Self has written a trubute to his father and it can be found here together with a loving poem by Adian’s wife, Pam.    
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Geoffrey Robert Self was born in Wallington, Surrey, on January 23rd 1930 but moved with his parents to nearby Carshalton soon afterwards.  His attitude to his school days (and to education in general) is best summed up by his reaction to the bombing of his school during World War 2:
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Mick Fleetwood:"I'm not a legend - Cornwall is a legend because it has such a fantastic, diverse history. I just happen to have been born there and I am always pleased to visit or even just pass through. Cornwall is like music, it has a special magic that you can't
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Karol, Karol, Kristyon (Carol, Carol, Christians) Kenys gans Keur Heb Hanow Ilow:                               Matthew Burrows, Lanneves. Geryow Kernewek:     John Parker     Karol, karol Kristyon, Kan ughel dha lev, Kan awos dineythyans  Krist yw Myghtern an nev. Dres an nos ow kwitha, Aga flokk y’n pras, Bugeledh a Vethlem
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Chambour bys y’n Bedh (Sing from the Chamber to the Grave) Kenys gans Keur Heb Hanow Music:                  Inglis Gundry from his opera The Tinners of Cornwall Arranger:             Jim Carey English Words:    Verse by R S Hawker on gravestone of Richard Cann in Morwenstow Cornish Words:   John Parker and Steve Penhaligon
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