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Morgan Farwel / Farwell Shanty

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Morgan Farwel / Farwell Shanty

The poignant Padstow Farwel Shanty is a popular song to round off a Cornish singing session. The lyrics originate from a nineteenth century chapbook.…

Trelawny

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Trelawny

The story of the Trelawny song starts with a Cornish folk expression of unknown origin “Here's forty thousand Cornish men will know the reason why”.…

Deliow Sevi

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Deliow Sevi

The lyrics were written down by the Cornish language scholar Thomas Tonkin as sung to him in 1698 by a friend and relative, Edward Chirgwin. Tonkin’s…

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An Awhesyth - The Lark

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An Awhesyth - The Lark

The Lark is a popular folk ballad across Britain, Ireland and North America with many variations and alternative titles like “Jolly Ploughboy” and…

Lamorna

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Lamorna

The lyrics to Lamorna started life as a Broadside called “Down to Pomona”. Pomona was a nineteenth Century Zoological park in Manchester with a…

Ha Me Ow Mos

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Ha Me Ow Mos

These words were given to Thomas Tonkin by Noel Cater of St Agnes in 1698 but no tune was recorded. The original spelling seems to be phonetic and…

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Camborne Hill / Bre Gammbronn

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Camborne Hill / Bre Gammbronn

The Cornish mining industry was the birthplace of 19th century steam technology and this is embodied in the work of one of Cornwall’s most famous sons…

Kostentin / Constantine - Galaragan Kostentin un Keryer - Constantine in Kerrier Funeral Hymn

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Kostentin / Constantine - Galaragan Kostentin un Keryer - Constantine in Kerrier Funeral Hymn

Communicated by James Roberts (born 1839) to M. H. N. Cuthbert Atchley who published an arrangement in the Old Cornwall Society Journal 1936 (Vol 2,…

White Rose, The - Rosen Wynn

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White Rose, The - Rosen Wynn

The White Rose enjoys considerable popularity in Cornwall, possibly because of the way it lends itself to informal, improvised harmony. It was not…

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

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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…

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