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.
The dance and tune were transcribed in 1971 by Mrs Esme Francis, the Honorary Harpist for the Cornish Gorseth. In 2009 she described the circumstances: “A neighbour of mine, farmer John Williams, who lived at Boscreggan Farm,Nanquido, described the Newlyn Reel Dance tome in 1971. He remembered travelling to Newlyn
click to open downloadable pdf of score with lyrics:Heva Dance Audio File- Heva Dance from Shallal Project: Notes In 1961 Newquay created its own Furry Dance called the Heva see Newquay Heva Dance and Song This signalled a revival of interest in Cornish Furry Dance tradition and many other Cornish
Newquay Heva Dance In 1961 Newquay created its own furry dance. The town had historically used the North Cornwall Furry to process from Crantock Street School out to the bonfire at Pentire Head on Midsummer’s eve and had adapted it as weekly event during the summer tourist season. It was
Audio file: John Bolitho Singing Naw Map Harth – Withiel Church 2005: Open downloadable pdf file:Naw_Map_Harth This song was originally noted by the Gilbert family of the Falcon Inn at St Mawgan from a singer called Thomas Williams who died in 1881. The Gilberts sent it to both Rev