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
From the singing of Des Duckham. He was one of the resident performers at the Fal Folk club which met at the Dock and Railway pub in Falmouth. He was a staunch Cornishman and made a point of introducing songs from Cornwall to the singing of the club.
This ‘Unknown Album’ was put together by Bert Lobb, an enthusiastic Padstonian exiled in London, who returned home in 1973; after which this tape was made.It begins with some ‘live’ recordings of the May Day Music and chat by him.
Charlie Bate (1919-1977) by John Buckingham Charlie was born in Padstow in 1919. His father also Charlie was a merchant seaman who served on several vessels including the Padstow registered ‘VIOLA’ a ‘Q’ ship in WW1. Charlie was still at school when his mother died and he was sent to
Open downloadable pdf file: Kostentyn-Constantine Version played on bagpipes by Merv Davey Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Battle of the Somme commemoration St Petrock’s Church Bodmin 6th July 2016. Notes: Communicated by James Roberts of Constantine to M H N Cuthbert Atchley who published an arrangement for 4
This song seems to have started out life as a Naval song under the name of “The Robber's Retreat” at the beginning of the 20th century. It was first recorded in Cadgwith as “The Robber’s Retreat” on a wax cylinder probably during the winter of 1931/32 by American Folk Song
The story of Trevithick’s steam engine is captured in the song “Camborne Hill”. The exact origins of the song are lost to us and to date no nineteenth century broad sides or song sheets have come to light with the lyrics or tune.