THE MERMAID’S VENGEANCE - A community play with local performers, dancers and musicians from Perranporth working with a professional director, designer and song writer as part of a millennium project called Kernow Bys Vykken.
"My Shiner" is based on J Thomas's Randagal Rhymes with an additional verse and set to music by Richard John Noall and included in a pamphlet of songs titled “Cornish Patriotic and Dialect Songs” published in 1934.
R.J.Noall wrote the “Magic Fire – The Midsummer-eve Song and Dance” to be performed as part of the ceremony and newspaper reports in the 1930s refer to dancing around the fire and jumping through the flames at the end of the dance
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
Jim Wearne's researches into folk music and family history led him to an interest in things Cornish, and Cornish music in particular. He has since written many songs on Cornish themes, and performs these songs and traditional Cornish material at festivals throughout the USA, and in Cornwall.
Written By Bernard Moore. Bernard Moore was the pen-name of Samuel Syrus Hunt (1873 -1953). He lived in London but his poetry was inspired by Cornwall and Cornish culture and dialect. His work on Cornish Dialect was recognised in 1934 when he was made a bard of Gorsedh Kernow in
The tune and lyrics were sent to Rev Sabine Baring Gould by J S Cayzer of Penzance dated 1850: Plymouth and Devon Archive: Sabine Baring Gould Personal copy mss, Vol 1 no 47. (SBG/1/1/243) See Racca: Cornish Tunes For Cornish Sessions Project & Hengan: Traditional Folk Songs Dances And