Songs in Cornish

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Songs in Cornish

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An Daras Cornish Folk Arts Project

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Maggie May
Music and lyrics in Cornish and English, also notes on the song and sources. Traditional Cornish from the singing of John Bolitho at the Cobwebs Boscastle (English) and Withiel Church, 14 March 1992 and at St Clements Church, Withiel (Cornish), 3…

Naw Map Harth  / Nine Brave  Boys / Flowers in the Valley
Music and lyrics in Cornish and English, also notes on the song and sources. Traditional Cornish from the singing of John Bolitho at St Clements Church, Withiel.

Cadgwith Anthem / Antemna Kaswydh
This song started out life as a Naval song under the name of “The Robbers' Retreat” at the beginning of the 20th century. It was first recorded in Cadgwith as “The Robbers' Retreat” on a wax cylinder probably during the winter of 1931/32 by American…

Adam Hag Eva, Adam and Eve
Music and lyrics in Cornish and English also notes on the song and sources. Traditional Cornish Nursery Rhyme. Sung in Cornish by children from Newlyn East school at Lowender Peran Festival 1988.

Little Eyes / Deulagas Vyghan / Little lize
Music and lyrics in Cornish and English, also notes on the song and sources. Traditional Cornish from the Cornish Pub Song Project 2007. Song in Cornish and English. Community singing led by Oll An Gwella, recorded at the Lowender Peran Festival…

Bro Goth Agan Tasow
Music and lyrics in Cornish also notes on the song and sources. Audio file-from the singing of John Bolitho at St Clements Church, Withiel. Audio file: Community singing led by St Ives Community Choir, recorded at the Lowender Peran Festival.

Sweet Nightingale / Eos Whek
Music and lyrics in Cornish and English also notes on the song and sources. Watch video of Mabe Ladies Choir singing Eos Hweg - Sweet Nightingale in Cornish.

Maggie May
The story of Maggie May starts in the USA. It was composed as a pop song for the minstrel shows by
Charles Blamphin and GW Moore circa 1869. It was published as sheet music in Chicago in 1870. It would
seem to have arrived in St Mabyn that same…

Little Lise / Eyes - Dewlagas Vyghan
This song started life as a Charles H Sheffer composition "Liza Loves You" for a Minstrel Show entitled "The Wrong Girl" that toured across the USA in 1885. The lyrics were revised
by the Deep River Boys and in the form of "Honey Honey" used as the…

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas
The Nadelik project Dec 1997 with "Kescana" and "Pyba" to capture the songs and music of a medieval Cornish Christmas. Recorded live at St Clements Church Withiel.
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