Al Hodge was an internationally known guitarist, singer, and composer. His music remains with us and his legacy of rock music in Cornwall continues to grow. The first “Alstock” festival was held at Bodmin Footbal Ground in 2007 and has since become the highlight of the Cornish rock band calendar.
Geoffrey Robert Self was born in Wallington, Surrey, on January 23rd 1930 but moved with his parents to nearby Carshalton soon afterwards. His attitude to his school days (and to education in general) is best summed up by his reaction to the bombing of his school during World War 2:
Jim Wearne's researches into folk music and family history led him to an interest in things Cornish, and Cornish music in particular. He has since written many songs on Cornish themes, and performs these songs and traditional Cornish material at festivals throughout the USA, and in Cornwall.
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
I was born to Patrick Harry and Phyllis Annie Glasson on the 24th of September 1951 at Coronation Cottages Leedstown, the home of my maternal Grandmother and christened Phillip Harry. At just a few days old I was taken home to Clowance wood, near Horsedowns. My surname, Glasson, means ‘grass
Updated 30/6/20 Christopher Bond Christopher has been described as “one of his generation’s most exciting compositional voices for brass”, having written for an array of soloists in addition to many leading brass bands. Since 2015, he has been Composer in Residence to the world-famous Cory Band, working with the
Paul Saggers There are no programme notes for this work! It simply depicts the uplifting nature of the Wessex Band course in its aim to make music. (Paul Saggers) Commissioned by the Wessex Band Summer School for its 50th Anniversary. “The Wessex Band Summer School has announced that composer
Paul Saggers 2017: Shortlisted for the RWCMD composer competition 2017 – 25th May: Premiered by the Cory Band. Programme notes (Paul Saggers) A Khamsin is a hot, dry, sandy wind which blows over the Arabian Peninsula. It carries vast amounts of dust and sand from the desserts, with