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
Open downloadable pdf file: Morvah_Fair Dialect Terms Balch Rope Heppen-Stock: A stone block rather like the old milk churn plats still found at old farmsteads. But were used for mounting one’s horse. Troachin: To walk slowly The version of the lyrics for
Cornish Sea Shanties Shanties are part of global maritime culture derived from the working songs of the days of sail. It is the nature of shanties that they are readily tailored to individual places and circumstances and this was the case in Cornwall where a number of shanties were identified
The story of Maggie May starts in the USA. It was composed as a pop song for the minstrel shows by Charles Blamphin and GW Moore circa 1869, and was published as sheet music in Chicago in 1870. It would seem to have arrived in St Mabyn that same year.