Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gool Peran - St Piran’s Tide 2013

So many great things happening from Friday night for St Piran's this year across Cornwall...I think I may need to find a few gluten free pasties for the weekend to keep me going ;)

Here's just a selection in the Liskeard and surrounding area...


Saturday 2nd - 10am: 'Sparking Saturdays Cornish Dance Workshop' in the Liskerrett Centre.  Come and join us for some foot-stomping fun fitness with Cornish dance!  
Family friendly and LIVE MUSIC!!

Sunday 3rd - 2pm - Grand Opening of Stara Woods Bridge in Style - cakes, welly painting, stylish outfits and dancing!

Sunday 3rd - 6:30pm - Ceilidh with the North Cornwall Ceilidh Band at Linkinhorne Parish Hall, Upton Cross.  Get yer dancing shoes & your best Cornish tartan out for a great evening!

Here's the details on these two wonderful events as part of the Vital Spark Festival of Art 


Friday night onwards - Saints and Skinners Ale Festival ... and of course the St Piran Play across the dunes on Sunday afternoon (blue sky and sunshine guaranteed!).


Saturday 2nd night - Looe Folk and Acoustic Music Club at the Jolly Sailor, West Looe featuring Cornish fiddle-singer, Richard Trethewey.  
Fabulous singing and music guaranteed from Richard and the exceptionally talented club regulars.


Tuesday 5th from 6pm - piping the flag down from the Castle, procession down into town and a session in Harvey's (home of the Crowns) with Rob Strike and friends.  
Music, singing, dancing, pasties and fine ales!  I'm hoping that we'll see the St Piran's model make an appearance again too!

St Austell

Wednesday 6th - the first Snoz Noz - Nos Lowen Club in St Austell Parish Church Hall, Trevarthian Road from 7pm-9pm.  
A great opportunity to learn a few Cornish dances taught from scratch, followed by a mini 'nos lowen'.  
Further info on 07946 024410 or


The full listing is here, thanks to our good friends at

Happy St Piran's Tide to you all :D

Monday, 11 February 2013

Foot Stomping Saturdays in Callington!

Lots of live music, Cornish dance & laughter in store on selected Saturday mornings at 10am for the  Callington MayFest Cornish Dance Workshops in Callington Town Hall!

A chance to learn the Callington Furry and a choice selection of simple Cornish social dances from an Old Hand-in-Hand to Mr Martins Reel.

The music for the Callington Furry processional dance has been composed by Rosie Fierek of the Calstock Rubber Band, and the dance will reflect the mood of the music and the fun characteristics of Callington town. 

All the dances will be taught from scratch, and you don't need to bring a partner.

Family friendly, with under 14s accompanied by an adult.


Huge thanks to Pete & the team & supporters of CAVe, FEAST, and all the lovely Sparking Saturdays Cornish Dance Workshop dancers and musicians for keeping the Cornish dance spark alight since the first Vital Spark Festival in Liskeard :D

Full details for Callington MayFest are here.