At Home

Perraners at The Seiners, Perranporth                 Tuesday 11th December 2012 The Seiners is a great pub and the Perraners a great gang of singers! The pub sits right by Perranporth beach with wonderful views of the wide stretch of sand and at high tide it feels as if it’sContinue reading “At Home”

This Is Us

St Just Feast Sunday 4th (& 5th) November 2012 We’d heard about St Just Feast throughout the summer. ‘You going St Just Feast? That’s the place to be!’, ‘Got to get down St Just end of October, everyone goes there’. We wanted to catch the Cape Cornwall Singers anyway and so this seemed an idealContinue reading “This Is Us”

Singers and Songs

Singers Night at The Golden Lion, Stithians                           20th October 2012 I’d chatted to Roger Bryant on the phone about coming up to his sessions at the Golden Lion on the 3rd Sat of every month a while back – he wasn’t sure ifContinue reading “Singers and Songs”

A Light Still Burning

Cadgwith Inn – Oct 12th 2012 I was so looking forward to making this trip – funny how The Queens Head in Albaston was the place where it all began for me, yet inspiration came from the other end of Cornwall on the Lizard. The Cadgwith Singers  are famed in the world of pub singingContinue reading “A Light Still Burning”

Proper Job Shout

The Rashleigh Arms, Polkerris    Oct 6th 2013 This was just one of the evenings that we’d been to at the Rashleigh Arms in Polkerris, where my brother Will Coleman and a gaggle of singers meet sporadically. We have got to know these singers over the years when the Treggys have met up with them forContinue reading “Proper Job Shout”

A Wave of Sound

London Cornish Rugby Football Club 50th Anniversary, Bristol Hotel, Newquay.                            5th October 2012  Yet again Sally and I ventured out in the dark and rain to Newquay this time for the London Cornish Anniversary. The preface to their songbook says: ‘The Club wasContinue reading “A Wave of Sound”

Old Singers and the New

Singers at The Cornish Arms, St Merryn         2nd October 2012 We arrived in darkness on a cold October evening and the Cornish Arms was full of light and warmth. The pub is now owned by Rick Stein and walking through a very modern restaurant, we headed straight to the main barContinue reading “Old Singers and the New”

‘Friends We Haven’t Met Yet’

Newquay and Scillies Rowing weekend Isles Of Scilly 29th Sept – 1st Oct 2012 Saturday:  Turks Head On a beautiful sunny afternoon outside the Turks Head Pub close to the water on St Agnes, a lovely mix of people gathered from all over Cornwall – St Just, Charlestown, Falmouth, Devoran, Cadgwith, Bude, Newquay, Padstow, St Merryn,Continue reading “‘Friends We Haven’t Met Yet’”

Newquay Fish Festival Sunday 16th September 2012

We went along to this event when it was nearly over – people were packing up! But in one marquee there was a lovely atmosphere: the Newquay Rowing Club Singers were getting going. They gathered informally after their performance for a sing too. We were also invited along to the club house afterwards by GarethContinue reading “Newquay Fish Festival Sunday 16th September 2012”

Striking Out and Harry Safari

The Lemonaires  at the The Lemon Arms, Mylor 19th September 2012 Invited by John Barraclough, we met up with the Lemonairs and their informal chair, Kenny, who we were to see later in the month at the Newquay & Isles Of Scilly rowing weekend and their booking secretary, Andy. They are an off-shoot from Treverva MaleContinue reading “Striking Out and Harry Safari”