Featured:  Morgan Farwel / Farewell Shanty

The song featured for May's An Daras is Morgan Farwel / The Farwell Shanty. As the singing sesssion, the "shout" draws to a close the beautiful Farewell Shanty often makes and appearance. It was adapted to music from lyrics in an old chap book by Alan Molyneaux and popularised by Padstow singer Mervyn Vincent in the 1960s. With simple but haunting chorus it lends itself well to being sung in Cornish

An Daras, portal or doorway in Cornish, is an outreach project of Lowender Peran a festival celebrating Cornwall's distinct heritage and links with the other Celtic nations.  An Daras draws on archive material from the festival and a series of research projects to provide an extensive collection of songs, tunes, dances and customs from Cornish tradition. There are links to other research and resources and publications on Cornish folk tradition.

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