Continuing the Music Kernow series, Kiera Smitheram examines the influence of Cornish music and culture and reveals how it has moulded her thinking and her life. Music in Cornwall is an integral part of that which helps to make the county unique. From brass to choral music to dances, the Cornish musical landscape is as…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – A Renaissance of Heritage”

In this article Merv Davey takes a look at Cornwall’s oldest musical genre and explores its interaction with our social history. This Cornish Story is about the folk dance traditions that have evolved in Cornwall and the music that goes with them.  Just as the dance traditions mirror Cornwall’s social history so the tunes that…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – Ilow Dons Kernow (Cornish Dance Music)”

In the sixth article in the Music Kernow series, Phillip Hunt recounts the life and successes of an inspirational musician who had an enduring influence on all who played under him. “Happy but not idyllic – there’s nothing idyllic about writing music and bringing up a family”. That was how Malcolm Arnold described the years…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – Malcolm Arnold in Cornwall”