Jamie Smith's Mabon and Macquarrie & Toms perform a special set of tunes composed by Jamie Smith, commissioned to mark Lowender Peran's 40th Anniversary.
A set of three polkas: The Lowender Peran Polka; The Ponsmere Polka; The Best Western Polka.
Cat in the Bag is also called the Cat in the Bag Rag, as I think I meant it to be a rag to begin with. The cat in question was our first cat, Scadge, short for Scajyn, Cornish for vagabond. He used to love crawling into the paper carrier
The Lowender Peran Virtual Banjo Band Project reached 13k people with over 2k views over 7 days during the festivals on line celebrations. 30 bajo players form around the world joined together in a tribute to Cornwall's own Goonhavern Banjo Band.
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