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.
John Dory is mentioned by Richard Carew (1555-1620) in his survey of Cornwall published in 1603 and is described as a three men's song. It is played here as an instrumental on Cornish double chanter bagpipes, Gaita and Bombarde.
John Bolitho (1930 – 2005) was fond of describing himself as an “itinerant singer”, a description which belied a professional career that included work with the Billy Cotton Band show and two royal command performances. He was a fluent Cornish speaker and bard of the Cornish Gorseth taking the name
Open downloadable pdf file:Jan_Knuckey Brenda Wootton Singing Jan Knuckey: Dialect terms : Bal – Mine Chelern – Children Fetch’d es coos – found his voice (Coos is derived from the Cornish Kows- to speak) Fooch – To throw out Durns – Door Posts NB “Screech” and “Dander” are used in