In March 2019, Cornish Trad editors Tom and Tehmina Goskar, were rootling in the pamphlets section of the Jenner Room when they found this song slipped into the cover of a copy of Ralph Dunstan’s Cornish Dialect and Folk Songs, 1932
Penzance Guize Dancers and Tir Ha Tavas: Kan Rag Dons ( a song for a dance) project 2014 Penzance Guize Dancers were formed in May 2012 to learn the art of guizing from Tudor times to the present. Tir ha Tavas (Delia and Dave Brotherton) write and perform songs in
Re a lever and Jawl yw Marow ynkleudhys yn Porth Fowi
Re a lever what 'ma few owht havi yn y growji
(some say the Devils dead and buried in Fowey harbour, some say he is still alive and living in his holiday cottage)
Pencarrow Hunt” as the song is known in North Cornwall becomes “Lord Arscott of Tetcott” along the Cornwall Devon border and shares it melody with a Welsh song called “Difyrwch Gwyr Dyfi” (Delight of the Men of Dovey). The narrative focuses on Pencarrow House, near Bodmin, and a bucolic fox
The world’s most popular Gilbert and Sullivan production “The Pirates of Penzance” premiered in 1879, first at the Bijou Theatre in Paignton before opening in New York. It was an immediate hit and within weeks of opening, touring and amateur performances were being arranged.