Gilbert and Sullivan were the reigning monarchs of British satire at the latter end of the 19th century and were happy to mock anything that came into their line of fire. In their other Cornish-set classic The Pirates of Penzance, the idleness of the lords and gentry is put under
Music in Cornwall is an integral part of that which helps to make the county unique. From brass to choral music to dances, the Cornish musical landscape is as diverse and rich as the county itself. However, fewer and fewer members of the community are aware of the heritage that
The Rowan Tree formed in 2017 during the Pan Celtic festival in Ireland and released their first self titled and produced EP in April 2018. The Rowan Tree won Kan Rag Kernow 2018 with their song Tresor and returned to the Pan Celtic placing 2nd in the International Song Contest
Racca: Cornish Tunes for Cornish Sessions Project 1995 – 1997 The Racca Project recorded 146 traditional Cornish dance tunes and airs and a further 105 compositions from groups and individual performers involved with Cornish music between 1995 – 1997. The Editorial team comprised 0f Frances Bennet, Hilary Coleman, Nick Crowhurst,
Audio file: John Bolitho Singing An Rosen Wynn – The White Rose in 1991 Open downloadable pdf file:The_White_Rose-An_Rosen_Wynn Video Link: Sung By St Ives Community Choir at Lowender Peran 2016 The White Rose enjoys considerable popularity in Cornwall, possibly because of the way it lends itself to informal, improvised harmony.
Audio file: Snail Creep from Rescorla Festival’s “Snail Creeps and Tea Treats: Clay Country Customs” project 2008 Open downloadable pdf file:Rescorla_Snail_Creep Video Link: Rescorla Festival: Rescorla Snail Creep at Wheal Martin Museum and Country Park 2008 Notes from the Rescorla Festival “Snail Creep and Tea Treats: Clay Country Customs ”