Post Modern Bagpipes: Authenticity and Creativity in Cornish Music Paper given to Cornish Music Symposium hosted by Institute of Cornish Studies at Penryn Campus, 2012 Introduction A key issue for this symposium and the recognition of Cornish Music as a legitimate area of study within “Cornish Studies” is the distinction
The Cornish Bagpipes project was launched in October 1988 at Lowender Peran by Will Coleman and Merv Davey with the aim of: identifying and collating historical records of bagpipes in Cornwall; commissioning a reconstruction of the Cornish Double Chanter Pipes; encouraging the use of bagpipes for Cornish music and traditions.
Dr Ralph Dunstan's The Cornish Song Book: Lyver Canow Kernow was published in 1929 and was important in disseminating Cornish folk music and song to a wider audience. In so doing it underpinned the revival of Cornish cultural identity. Nowadays it is still a valuable reference for song collectors and
Dancing Above Par – The Dances of John Old 1808 Alison Davey & Mike O Connor In June 2002 researchers, Bob and Jackie Patten, told Mike O’Connor of a manuscript book belonging to Frank Huddy of Chard. He bought it for six (old!) pence after it had been remaindered in