Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols

…and finally Ladies and Gentlemen we are pleased and hugely proud to be able to announce that our book Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols is now available! Please see below for information as well as the variety of launch dates around Cornwall. Many of them will see us returning to the places we recordedContinue reading “Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols”

Pray Open Your Door…

Winter 2016 – So we begin again! 23rd October – And we started our collecting again this Christmas with a visit to the lovely singing group Kescana in Lostwithiel. They are an all woman group who sing very sweetly, making up their own harmonies to many traditional songs including the old folk carols. It was lovelyContinue reading “Pray Open Your Door…”

Update on Hark!

  Autumn 2016 Here we are now during a few golden days of Autumn and I have a chance to catch up on news about the Carol Book research. Research: We spent the Spring and Summer visiting the Cornish Studies library in Redruth (like a sweet shop to us!) gathering information on all the publicationsContinue reading “Update on Hark!”

Getting There!

23rd December 15– Firstly went to Tom Bawcocks eve at Mousehole, parking at Paul and walking down to the village, feeling the festive atmosphere grow as more and more people joined us with children and lanterns. We stood on the harbourside enjoying the lights around the harbour until the procession came through.  At the slipwayContinue reading “Getting There!”

In The Thick Of It

13th December 2016 – Off to Padstow for the carols, was a little apprehensive about going to such a local community  event . But I needn’t have worried; the singers were really friendly towards us and we were able to chat as we went from house to house. They sang in the streets and called onContinue reading “In The Thick Of It”

The Journey Continues…

1st December – Sally and I went to our first recording elsewhere (not Redruth!) for the carols – to Port Isaac. A long drive but worth it. It was lovely to meet new people including Janet Townsend, their MD. and they seemed really pleased we were there. It was also lovely to listen to new (toContinue reading “The Journey Continues…”

The Adventure Begins!

This was our first outing to record the carols around Cornwall and we had a brilliant time in Redruth on Saturday for the revival of the Redruth Wassail. We took the wassail bowl from pub to pub with a whole host of musicians and singers. The bowl will reside at the Oddfellows club for safekeepingContinue reading “The Adventure Begins!”

Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols

Sally and Hilary are at it again! After the success of their first book Shout Kernow, celebrating the pub songs of Cornwall they are once more planning to travel around Cornwall to all kinds of places and venues but this time their mission is to record the carols of Cornwall being sung in situ ‘whereContinue reading “Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols”