Get up and shout!

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The Trelawny Shout – the annual St Piran’s Day community rendition of Cornwall’s most famous anthem – is gearing up to produce another great night out for 2019. Now a firm fixture in the county’s March 5th celebrations, its success is in its simplicity: One song, one night, but thousands of voices raising the roofs of pubs up and down the land for Cornish charities.

This year is set to be even bigger and better as organisers have opened up the event to allow any charity, small or large, to be the beneficiary of their local’s party. If you are a fundraiser for a cause close to your heart and your local hasn’t yet hoisted it’s flag for the Shout, why not get in touch and persuade them to join in? Or perhaps you could consider putting on an event in your village hall.  All you need is a choir, a song sheet and a strong sense of identity!

Shout revellers

As ever, St Austell Brewery will be digging deep to help its pubs put on a great evening with a free cask of ale to help get the pennies rolling in. As Brewery Curator Chris Knight said: “The Trelawny Shout is a heart-warming example of how even the furthest flung village or the largest town can feel a part of a bigger picture on St Piran’s Day. We love the spirit of the shout and we’ve have supported participating pubs from the outset, offering the free cask to those who commit to doing their bit to fundraise for local causes.”

More shout revellers

BBC Radio Cornwall will be covering the event in its evening programme with the essential singing of Trelawny at 9pm, so that people at home can join in too.

‘It’s about belonging,” says Rebecca Gregson, speaking from Trelawny Shout HQ near Truro. “We’re not just talking about the Cornish born and bred, although let’s face it, we’re all a bit envious of them! People are proud to say they live and work here all year round, to bring their children up here, to know the dark and muddy months of winter, to understand it can be a tough life here but to live it anyway.

Fishy Friends shouting

“The Trelawny Shout allows us all to join together in a cosy pub on a dark cold night and express our joy in belonging to the Cornish community by belting out the best song in the world – what’s not to like?”

Jon Cleave gets into the spirit of the Shout

If you run a pub, choir or charity then the organisers of the Trelawny Shout want you to get together and make something happen this St Piran’s Eve. Let them know your plans by contacting them through Trelawny Shout’s Facebook or Twitter, or by emailing

In case you have missed it, you can find our St Austell Brewery themed Public Houses, Hostelries and Taverns of Cornwall series which focusses on some of Cornwall’s best known pubs here. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook

All Images copyright (c) Chris Knight, St Austell Brewery.


Chris Knight, BA (Hons) History, NCTJ, PGCE is Curator and PR Manager at St Austell Brewery. Growing up in Roche, at the heart of the China Clay industry and attending Poltair School, next door to the Brewery in St Austell, his formative years saw the clay industry at its height, surrounded by the heritage of tin and copper works in the surrounding countryside. At this time, in the 1970s, St Austell Brewery was just one of many regional breweries referred to by beer writer Roger Protz as in ‘slow, possibly terminal decline’. Chris returned to Cornwall to work in 2002 – how things change.

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