Cornish towns and villages each have their own Carol traditions, often with their own versions of popular Carols. Here is Bolingey’s version of “While Shepherds Watched” as arranged by Ian Marshall and sung by The Perraners.
“The Bolingey version of ‘While Shepherds’ is on the Christmas CD of The Perraners called ‘A Seagull in a Pear Tree’ as taught to them by their Musical Director, Ian Marshall. The Perraners are a community choir formed after a Singing Workshop led by Ian Marshall at Lowender Peran in 1999.
There is much more about the background to the Bolingey tune in the Cornish carol book by Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley called ‘Hark’. “ Karin Easton 17/11/2020
“Hark”- The Glad Sound Of Cornish Carols , Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley Published By Francis Boutle 2017
Kresen Kernow Reference: 780.57 Cornish arts