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.
Many hymn tune composers have chosen to use Cornish place names for their compositions and this paper is an attempt to list these. The list is work-in-progress and you are invited to add to it and to provide information about the composer and the music (copyright free sheet music or
Karol, Karol, Kristyon (Carol, Carol, Christians) Kenys gans Keur Heb Hanow Ilow: Matthew Burrows, Lanneves. Geryow Kernewek: John Parker Karol, karol Kristyon, Kan ughel dha lev, Kan awos dineythyans Krist yw Myghtern an nev. Dres an nos ow kwitha, Aga flokk y’n pras, Bugeledh a Vethlem
Chambour bys y’n Bedh (Sing from the Chamber to the Grave) Kenys gans Keur Heb Hanow Music: Inglis Gundry from his opera The Tinners of Cornwall Arranger: Jim Carey English Words: Verse by R S Hawker on gravestone of Richard Cann in Morwenstow Cornish Words: John Parker and Steve Penhaligon
We understand that this sheet music is copyright free but if this is not the case then please let us know and you will either be credited, or the photographs removed. Included in Psalmodia Evangelica 1789 / Hymns and Psalms – Methodist The MHB(1933) contained 2 tunes, one LM
The Revd Henry Richard Jennings was the Vicar of Madron, Canon of St Constantine in Truro Cathedral, Senior Sub-Chaplin of the Order of St John and Cornish Bard (Saws Degemerys). We understand that this sheet music is copyright free but if this is not the case then please let
Monty Pearce (1933 to 2010) in 1965, composer and member of Redruth Town Band (Photo: Henry Parkinson courtesy Paddy Bradley, Redruth) Poldice played by Camborne Town Band conducted by Leonard Adams with commentary by Phillip Hunt – from “Sounds of Brass” and included here by kind permission of BBC