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Recording Redruth Wassail at The Oxford
Recording Redruth Wassail at The Oxford

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 safekeeping until the following year. Thanks to all who organised it and for the goodwill of the pubs too. Here’s to many more. Meuras!


English Dance & Song magazine Review!

EFDSS EDS Winter 2015_LO-RES p36

Many thanks to Ian Russell for this great review of Shout Kernow.


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 ‘where they do belong to be’. They hope to represent a variety of locations: church, chapel, pub, out on the street, people’s houses, etc. showing how our carols are embedded in the communities from which they come, selecting ones that are most popular or meaningful to the area they come from or to the people who sing them.

Here’s some of the places they’ll be visiting (nearly all in the month of December!):

Bodmin, Bolingey, Boscastle, Bridge, Bude, Calstock, FalmPencarrow Poster 2015outh, Four Lanes, Halzephron, Luxulyan, Padstow, Paul, Pencarrow, Penzance, Polperro, Pool, Port Isaac, Redruth, St Neot, St Day, St Ives, St Just, Stithians, Treen, Tregajorran, Troon,

..and some of the carols too:

Boscastle  Jack, Stratton Carol,  Can Dilly,  Bodmin Wassail, Treen While Shepherds, Lyngham, Hark The Glad Sound, Lo He Comes, Hail Sacred Day,  Awake Ye Nations, Choir Of Angels, Arise & Hail,  Pendeen While Shepherds, Hail Smiling Morn,  Newlyn While Shepherds, Sound, Sound,  Hellesveor, See The Morning, St Day,  Glory, Glory, Stithians While Shepherds,  Harky,Harky, Jesse, Rouse,Rouse, Polperro While Shepherds (Xmas Time), Holly & Ivy, What Heavenly Music, Carol Carol Christians, A Virgin Unspotted, Redruth Wassail, Wassail The Silver Apple, Lo The Eastern Sages, Calm On The Listening Ear.

As you can imagine the cost of this travelling will be quite large so to raise money for this we have produced a pack of 6 unique Cornish Christmas cards for sale at £5 (+ £1.50 P&P). Please contact Hilary at if you would like to support us and order a pack!

Hark! Christmas Card
Hark! Christmas Card

Talk at Port Eliot Festival 2015

Our Summer talks and celebrations!

Thanks to all who’ve been able to come along to our previous talks and celebrations AND especially so if you brought the book! Here’s our latest dates for the summer; both talks about the book and celebrations where we return to the lovely pubs that sponsored us and have a grand sing with the groups there – hope you find one that suits you to come along to!

  • Friday 24th July –  Shout Kernow talk, St Austell Library, 2 Carlyon Road,St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LDSongsters & Supper 24.07.15
  • Saturday 1st August – Port Eliot Literary Festival. Shout Kernow talk at The Idler Academy. 6.15pm  www.porteliot
  • Monday 3rd August – Shout Kernow celebration with members of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir at The Kings Arms in Paul , evening. www.thekingsarmspaul
  • Monday 24th August – Shout Kernow celebration with members of the Mevagissey Male Choir at the Fountain Inn, Mevagissey, evening. www.mevagissey fountain
  • Friday 11th September – Shout Kernow talk at Kresen Kernow, The Cornish Studies Library, Alma Place, Redruth TR15 2AT 01209 216760, 6pm
  • Sunday 20th September – Shout Kernow celebration with the Bencoolen Wreckers at The Bencoolen Pub, Bude, evening. www.bigpubguide:bencoolen-inn

Also you’ll always find us with the Red River Singers on the first Sunday of the month, having a sing at The Countryman Inn, Piece, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6SG 01209 215960

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

Golroos Festival

This weekend we’ll be having an extra special shout as part of this festival of Cornish music and song!Golroos flyer

Find out more on the links below.

Radio interview about the book

Thanks to Mike Brown!

Waterstones Launch in Truro


Update on our Shout Kernow talks and celebrations – more to come!

Blank Belly copyWednesday 13th May – Perranzabuloe Old Cornwall Society, Memorial Hall, Wheal Leisure, Perranporth. Shout Kernow talk 7pm.
Sunday 24th May – Isles of Scilly Folk Festival. Old Towh Inn, St Marys, Shout Kernow celebration 8pm. see for more info.
Wednesday 3rd June – Waterstones, Truro, Shout Kernow talk. 6.30pm.
Sunday 7th June – Countryman shout, Countryman Inn, Piece, TR16 6SG.  Shout Kernow celebration, 8pm.
Saturday June 13th – Falmouth Shanty Festival. Cornish Book Store 11 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JA with the Cape Cornwall Singers. Shout Kernow book signing, time TBC
Sunday 28th June – Golowan Festival, Shout West evening, The Mill, Penzance, Shout Kernow celebration 8pm
Saturday 4th July – Golroos, Cornish music and dance festival,  The Seiners Inn, Perranporth, shout with Perraners & Red River singers. Shout Kernow celebration, 8pm
Friday 24th July – St Austell Library, 2 Carlyon Road,St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LD.  Shout Kernow talk. Evening
Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August – Port Elliott Literary Festival. Shout Kernow talk. Day and time TBC.
Monday 24th August – Fountain Inn, Mevagissey,  Shout Kernow celebration with members of  Mevagissey Male Choir, evening.
Friday 11th September – Redruth mining and pasty Festival, Kresen Kernow (Cornish Studies Library), Redruth,  Shout Kernow talk. Evening.

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