Our ‘People’ section collects together articles about individuals that have been important for music in Cornwall – both in the past and in the present day.

This includes performers (whether vocalists, instrumentalists or a mixture of both!); composers of all kinds of styles and genres; and researchers, all of whose impact on music in Cornwall is profound.

We know there are many more people that ought to be featured, so we are inviting you to sign up to contribute an article about them here!

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July 2020 Albert Chappell 1985 (Photo: courtesy Tamsin Carter)   By Tony Mansell   Born: 1917 in Rugby Married: Eileen Died: 1999 Albert Chappell had a major influence on the UK and Cornish brass band scene and there are many whose musical career was enhanced by their involvement with him.
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Charlie Bate (1919-1977) by John Buckingham Charlie was born in Padstow in 1919.  His father also Charlie was a merchant seaman who served on several vessels including the Padstow registered ‘VIOLA’ a ‘Q’ ship in WW1.  Charlie was still at school when his mother died and he was sent to
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Malcolm Arnold – A Tribute by Tony Mansell
Malcolm Arnold A Tribute By Tony Mansell (written in October 2002) (Published in the Malcolm Arnold Journal 2002)   “Regrets, I have a few” or so the song says. It is almost inevitable that we will all end our days with some regrets, they may be large or they may
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