Examples: dance, Trelawney, Redruth

Cornish Music
Le rag oll ilow ha ilewydhyon kernewek
A place for all Cornish music and musicians

The Cornish National Music Archive aims to collect together information about musical cultures in Cornwall and its diasporic communities – from step-dancing to brass bands, electronica to folk sessions, and Christmas carols to bagpipes. It is for everybody to use, to learn from, and to contribute to.

Latest project: Music Of The Roseland

Throughout 2024, the CNMA team are working with The Roseland Music Society and St Gerrans and Porthscatho Old Cornwall Society to develop a project that celebrates the musical heritage of the Roseland peninsula – one of Cornwall’s most rural areas.

Over the course of the year we’ll be running a series of events, workshops, performances to bring local music to local communities.

We are also working with local schools, musicians and community groups to gather together information about the musical life of the Roseland.

Check out the project homepage to find out more!

Recently Added Contents
Recently Added Contents
Recently Added Contents
The small village of Ruan Minor lies off the beaten tourist trail, nestled on the Lizard Peninsula. Its two churches both have organs of historical significance that were built by  once-industrious Cornish firms. The parish church of St Rumon, with its ivy-clad tower, has its origins in the 13th century
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Included are Edgar Staple, Eric Gilbert, Tom Trevaskis, Tom Bennetts, Sydney Johns, Jack Laity, Donald Treloar, Owen Adams, Garfield Laity, Bert Bennetts, Dick Oates Garfield Tippet. Perhaps someone will be able match the names to the photo and add the missing names.  
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A piece of local organ building history now under threat   By Jeffrey Williams   The organ was installed in Nanstallon Methodist Church in 1923, and was built by the Cornish organ building firm of J Trudgian & Son of St Dennis. Trudgian had set up the Mid-Cornwall Organ Factory
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