Al Hodge was an internationally known guitarist, singer, and composer. His music remains with us and his legacy of rock music in Cornwall continues to grow. The first “Alstock” festival was held at Bodmin Footbal Ground in 2007 and has since become the highlight of the Cornish rock band calendar.
Contributed to the Racca project 1995-97. An arrangement by Jim Pengelly of a fragmentary pieces of music provided for Sabine Baring Gould and H Fleetwood Shepherd by Peter Sandry Ervan of St Ervan and Adam Laundry of Launceston and a further source in Liskeard in 1891. Altarnun is named after
An Tir yw dha vro- skrifys gans Brian Webb An tir yw dha vro An tir yw ow bro A Benn an Wlas Dhe Damer ha’y glannow A dewynnow Pyran Dhe borth Lannvorek Komendys o Kernow dhywgh hwi ha my. Ha my ow kerdhes A-hys fordh stenoryon Y teuth
The lyrics for “The Lark in the Morning” appear in Broadside Ballads from the late 18th century to the mid-19th as well as from oral tradition across Britain, Ireland and beyond.[i] The song is associated with several different melodies. Folk song collector Rev Sabine Baring Gould noted two distinct tunes