Truro School of SambaI explores the way in which Brazilian and South American rhythms such as Samba, Rumba and Bossa Nova can be used with Cornish and other Celtic musical styles as a percussion accompaniment.
July 2020 James Paddy By Tony Mansell Born: 1862 in Gwennap Lived: Gwennap / Ponsanooth / Truro / Torquay Married: Mary Elizabeth Harry on 2nd November 1884 Died: 19th January 1942 at Truro It is difficult to place James Paddy into a specific musical category as his career saw him
July 2020 By Tony Mansell Born: Circa 1775 in Guinea Lived: Guinea / Brazil / Portugal / Falmouth / Truro Married: Jenefer Hutchins in 1802 Died: 23rd April 1835 in Truro (Photo: Pixabay) The fascinating story of Joseph Antonia Emidy has been mostly gleaned from the autobiography of one
Contesting Not all bands enter competitions and there are some which shun the contest stage, preferring to concentrate their efforts in providing music for local events. For most players, though, contesting has always been an important part of brass banding, the reason that they spend so many hours trying to
“The name Town, City and Independent seems to vary at the whim of reporters/contest programme compilers.” (John Brush) Truro Gallery (Click to open) 1801 – 5th October: “A little before ten o’clock, the whole of the people employed at the carpet manufactory of Messrs Martyn and Turner, walked