…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 recorded to say a huge thankyou to the singers and presenting a book to them, with, of course, a few carols on the way! We also have a few workshops on offer (Marazion and Liskeard) as well as book signings and talks . Hopefully there’s something for everyone so please come along and meet us and buy a book (or two – a great Christmas present!)
‘Cornish Carols are unique and to have a publication that brings together the essence of that is marvellous. The hours and miles will have been well worth it I am sure. Congratulations to Sally and Hilary for their achievement’. Roger Gool (Leader of Padstow Carollers)
Hark! The Glad Sound of Cornish Carols is a record of carols sung throughout Cornwall, in a variety of locations: church, pub, chapel, on the street, in people’s houses and at special occasions such as the Bodmin Wassail, Picrous Eve and St Just Feast – to show how embedded these carols are in their communities.
The book contains two CDs as well as scores and words, the background to the carols, the composers and reminiscences of people who sang them.
£19.99 ISBN 978 1 9999037 0 1
214 pages paperback
The book will be available on 15 November. To order, click here Francis Boutle website
Hark Launch dates 2017/18
Saturday 4th - Pre-launch talk and carols with the Red River Singers at the The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies’ Winter Festival, Redruth Community School, Tolgus Vean, Redruth, TR15 1TA, 2:45pm
Saturday 18th - Carol workshop led by Hilary, Marazion Community Centre, TR17 0HM 10am – 4pm, to book: http://www.crbo.co.uk
Monday 20th – Talk and carols, St Columb Old Cornwall Society, The Bowling Club,West St, St Columb Major, TR9 6RX, 7.30pm.
Saturday 25th – Redruth Wassail, around Redruth finishing at The Miners Arms, Plain an Gwarry, from 6pm
Sunday 26th – Carols with the Red River Singers at the Christmas Market, Heartlands, Pool, TR153QY, 2pm
Saturday 2nd – Carols and book signing, part of Nadelik Lyskerrys Event, The Bookshop, 2 Barras St, Liskeard, PL14 6AD, 1pm, See Nadelik Lyskerrys for further info.
Sunday 3rd – ‘First & Last’ carols, The Countryman Inn, Piece, TR16 6SG, 8pm.
Monday 4th – Carol concert with the Bude & Stratton Old Cornwall Society, St Andrew’s Church, Stratton, 7:30pm
Tuesday 5th – Talk & carols with the Red River Singers at Waterstones Bookshop, Truro, TR1 2QU, 7pm
Friday 8th – Talk & carols at Kresenn Kernow, Alma Place, Redruth, TR15 2AT, 5pm followed by carols at ‘Old Time Christmas’ Redruth Revival community event, Buttermarket courtyard, Redruth, TR15 2AS, 6pm.
Saturday 9th – Carol concert at Bridge Chapel featuring the Red River Singers, Keur Heb Hanow and Tereba Nessa, Bridge, Illogan, TR16 4QW, 7:30pm
Thursday 14th – Carols for Picrous Eve at The Kings Arms, Luxulyan , PL30 5EF, 9pm
Friday 15th- Carols with the Red River Singers for Gwinear Christmas Tree Festival, St Gwinear’s Church, 3pm
Friday 15th - Carols with Caharrack and St Day Silver Band, St Day Square, TR16 5JX, 8pm
Saturday 16th - Talk and carols with the Red River Singers, The Church of the Assumption, Blowing House Hill, Redruth, TR15 3AA, 2pm
Saturday 16th - St Ives Carol Service with the combined choirs of St Ives, Fore St Methodist Chapel, TR26 1HW, 7pm
Tuesday 19th - Carol Concert with Stithians Ladies Choir, St Stythians Band and St Stythians Male Voice Choir, Stithians Centre, 8pm
Friday 22nd - Carols with the Red River Singers at Trevenson Chapel, Pool, TR15 3QA, 6:30pm
Monday 25th - Christmas Day carols with Four Lanes Male Voice Choir, Four Lanes Square, 11am
Tuesday 2nd - Talk and carols with the Red River Singers, Carnon Downs Old Cornwall Society, Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Rd, TR3 6GH, pm
Saturday 6th - Twelfth Night Celebration, Degol Stul, Heartlands, Pool, TR153QY, 1-11pm
Sunday 7th - ‘First & Last’ carols, The Countryman Inn, Piece, TR16 6SG, 8pm.