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Ha my ow mos

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Ha my 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…

Adams Fall

Adams_Fall.pdf

Adams Fall

Humorus ballads and tales are part of the Cornish dialect tradition. Adams Fall was set to music by Ralph Dunstan in Lyver Canow Kernow, the Cornish…

Alphabet Song

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Alphabet Song

Cornish version of an Alphabet Song recorded from the singing of Jim Thomas of Camborne by Ralph Dunstan in
1931. Alphabet songs were a popular Music…

Begone From The Window

Begone_from_the_Window.pdf

Begone From The Window

This is a Cornish version of a song known across Europe and an ancestry in the English speaking world going back to at least the 16th Century. A tune…

Traditional Costume from Newlyn

The Costume of West Cornwall E-Book.pdf

Traditional Costume from Newlyn

Josephine Stewarts project "Work wear of the Newlyn Area in the late 19th Century" follows the story of traditional dress in this area using images…

Cornish Tartan

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Cornish Tartan

Cornish Tartan: The images of the fishwives captured by the nineteenth century artists of the Newlyn School illustrate the traditional use of tartan…

Cornish Fish Jousters Costume

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Cornish Fish Jousters Costume

The nineteenth century Cornish Fish Jousters - fish vendors - were usually women and also called "Fishwives". Their dress featured a brightly…

Cornish Bal Maiden's costume

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Cornish Bal Maiden's costume

During the 18th and 19th Centuries a distinctive form of dress evolved for bal maidens (women surface workers) in the Cornish mining industry. …

Bodmin Riding

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Bodmin Riding

Traditional tune for the North Cornwall Furry and the St Ives Well procession. Played here by the house band at Lowender Peran 1987.

Zeak Waltz

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Zeak Waltz

Traditional Cornish Hornepipe. Used for Broom dances. Audi file from Lowender Peran Archive - festival band 1987

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