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April 2015

Shout Kernow Launch Dates so far

Shout Kernow talk at Helston’s Little Local Lit Fest

Come and join in the further adventures of Hilary and Sally! They will be retracing their footsteps celebrating the book with singers across Cornwall. Dates so far:

  • Friday 10th April – 7.30pm.  Helston Museum Literary Festival. Shout Kernow book talk, with Red River Singers. Helston Museum, Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH  01326 564027

  • Thursday16th April, 7pm, Bewnans Kernow course – Landithy Hall, Church Road, Madron, Penzance. TR20 8SN.

This five week course will explore the treasures to be found in the Shout Kernow pages; you will hear the wonderful tales of Hilary and Sally’s adventures into the world of Cornish pub singing; what the songs are, where they come from and who is singing and composing them.

We will also be learning very informally, some of the songs and harmonies too. Song words will be available and no music reading skills are necessary.

  • Thursday 4th June TBC – Book launch at Waterstones, Truro, 11 Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2QU 01872 225765
  • 3-5th July Cornish Music Festival at The Seiners Inninc Shout Kernow celebration with Perraners, The Seiners Inn, Perranporth, Beach Road, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0JL 01872 573118.
  • Friday 11th SeptemberKresen Kernow. Time TBC. Shout Kernow talk, Cornish Studies Library, Alma Place, Redruth TR15 2AT, 01209 216760

Also every first Sunday of the month, shout at The Countryman Inn, Piece, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6SG  01209 215960

Red Rivers launching Shout Kernow at Waterstones in Piccadilly
Red Rivers launching Shout Kernow at Waterstones in Piccadilly

To find out more about shouts across Cornwall see Shout Kernow Facebook page:

Penwith Points of View Course

Penwith Points of View Course
Penwith Points of View Course

Going up Camborne Hill – or Way down to Lamorna?  Take a journey into the rich traditions of Cornish pub singing at a free short course beginning on the 16th April in Madron.

The course is part of the Penwith Points of View heritage project and will be led Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley who have introduced Cornish songs to many singers.
Project co-ordinator Jane Howells “These five sessions will cover some of Cornwall’s best-known songs and the history and stories behind them.  Cornwall’s singing tradition is a distinctive and much-loved part of Cornish culture.  We are looking forward to some very enjoyable evenings and all are welcome.”
The course will also draw on a new book called ‘Shout Kernow’ by Hilary and Sally.  Hilary, who runs the Red River Singers says,
“The sessions will explore the treasures to be found in the book’s pages and some of the tales of our adventures into the world of Cornish pub singing.  Song words will be available and no music reading skills are necessary.”
The Traditional Cornish Singing course is free and begins at 7.15pm on Thursday 16th April in the Billiard Room, Landithy Hall, Madron. To reserve a place on the course contact
The Penwith Points of View project is a two-year heritage and culture programme taking place in the Madron area. The project is run by Bewnans Kernow, the partnership of Cornish cultural organisations.
More details can be found on their website at

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