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.
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.
Pencarrow Hunt” as the song is known in North Cornwall becomes “Lord Arscott of Tetcott” along the Cornwall Devon border and shares it melody with a Welsh song called “Difyrwch Gwyr Dyfi” (Delight of the Men of Dovey). The narrative focuses on Pencarrow House, near Bodmin, and a bucolic fox
Bodmin Gallery (Click to open) 1836: “Fowey — The annual Rowing Regatta at Fowey was held on Tuesday the 19th instant, when excellent sport was afforded to the lovers of aquatic entertainment. … The town was an entire gala and the attendance of strangers from Bodmin and Lostwithiel much