This Shout Kernow blog is part of a project that aims to record and sustain the living tradition of pub singing in Cornwall. By:
- Visiting and recording singers in pubs across Cornwall- to map who is singing what, where and why, which will provide a snapshot of current activity.
- Collating a written, pictoral and sound archive of the singing; background to the songs; history of pub or/and area; and connections of songs to place.
- Producing a book and CD from the archive including songwords; transcribed music and harmony, pictures and info; live performance of each song in situ; recording of each part for learning
- Developing online presence for access to material, info and networking- visit our facebook site
We’re sure this project will really benefit pubs and communities alike: Cornwall has one of the richest communal singing cultures in Western Europe. Shout Kernow will go a long way to revitalising this heritage by increasing awareness of Cornish culture; enhancing a sense of place; increasing the number of singing events; strengthening links between pubs and communities and contributing towards a positive real ale and pub culture which is already having such success here in Cornwall.
We will be recording our pub crawl adventures here as we travel from Paul to Padstow and Cadgwith to Calstock!