Performing Groups

Cornwall is home to many community and professional bands of all shapes and sizes – from instrumental duos to huge full line-ups, featuring a dazzling array of styles and instrumentations.

These groups are naturally hugely diverse, ranging from contemporary twists on traditional music with bands like Bucca, Dalla and Black Eyed Nancy, or fiddle and string group Bagas Crowd, bands which feature singing in the Cornish language like Skwardya, Gwenno, and The Changing Room – or something as eclectic as cult Cornish casio rap like Hedluv and Passman.

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Skwardya, formed in 1998 by Matthi Ab Dewi and Alan Pengelley, is a Cornish language folk/rock/pop band.
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Dalla – Acoustic music band specialising in traditional Cornish Celtic music. Active from 1999 to 2017. Neil Davey Some context and ‘pre-history’. Dalla was formed by Neil Davey and Hilary Coleman towards the end of 1999. Prior to this though, both Hilary and Neil and their families had already been
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