The Bodmin Celtic Pipe Band formed in 1974 by Pipe Major Bill McColl with Eric Watts on bass drum leading the drum core. Their repertoire mixed popular Scottish pipe band marches, strathspeys reels and jigs with traditional Cornish tunes arranged for the bagpipes by Bill McColl.
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.
Post Modern Bagpipes: Authenticity and Creativity in Cornish Music Paper given to Cornish Music Symposium hosted by Institute of Cornish Studies at Penryn Campus, 2012 Introduction A key issue for this symposium and the recognition of Cornish Music as a legitimate area of study within “Cornish Studies” is the distinction
The Cornish Bagpipes project was launched in October 1988 at Lowender Peran by Will Coleman and Merv Davey with the aim of: identifying and collating historical records of bagpipes in Cornwall; commissioning a reconstruction of the Cornish Double Chanter Pipes; encouraging the use of bagpipes for Cornish music and traditions.
The Lowender Peran Virtual Banjo Band Project reached 13k people with over 2k views over 7 days during the festivals on line celebrations. 30 bajo players form around the world joined together in a tribute to Cornwall's own Goonhavern Banjo Band.
Bolingey Troyl band and dancers with Stamp & Go:Kan Rag Dons (a song for a dance) Project 2014 The Bolingey Troyl Band and Dancers are a group of fun-loving, lively enthusiastic people from the North Coast of Cornwall who perform traditional and contemporary tunes, songs and dances. Stamp and Go
August 2020 John & Olwen Brush (Courtesy of Kevin and Jacky Brush) John Alfred Brush By Tony Mansell Born: 21st Jan 1934 Married: Grace Olwen in 1956 Died: 15 March 2016 in Cornwall John and I first came across each other when we were working on our Cornish Brass Band
‘A Newlyn maid who dearly loved to sing’, was how Brenda saw herself – although she became known by many titles around the world: La Grande Cornouaillaise, Mama Cornwall, the Voice of Cornwall and more. Brenda released more than 30 albums and is a major figure in the story of