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
1865 12th Truro DCR Fete and Band Contest Tregullow, Scorrier Organisers: Chacewater detachment of the 12th (Truro) Duke of Cornwall Rifle Volunteers Monday 4th July 1865 Adjudicator: Mr Purton, Professor of Music, Plymouth This was advertised as the 12th such event but did the previous 11
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) 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 in regular procession through the town,