Source: The West Briton
Enjoy a proper Cornish evening in Liskeard
If you like proper Cornish singing, interesting speakers on Cornish history and contemporary issues as well as a chance to test your knowledge of Cornwall, then A Cornish Evening in Liskeard, could be just your night out.
Cornish history and traditions will be high on the agenda, which takes place at The Liskerret Centre, Liskeard, this Saturday with the President of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, Duncan Paul Matthews beginning the event in a talk entitled The Network Preserving Cornwall's History.
The acclaimed Cornish duo Salt and Sky, known for ‘playing traditional Cornish music untraditionally’ are also performing at the event. Musicians Lizzie Pridmore and Emma Packer claim that long before guitars were prevalent, fiddles were one of the instruments learnt by the fireside up and down the country.
Lizzie said: “We’re bringing back that tradition, using our fiddles as accompaniment and melody. Keeping a strong sense of beat and using our creativity to improvise we aim to bring smiles to faces, get feet tapping whilst also giving you something interesting to listen to. We love what we do and hope others will love it as well.”
The MC for the evening is Adam Killeya, the former Mayor of Saltash who led the Keep Cornwall Whole campaign in 2010.
Adam will also give a presentation on the Story of Keep Cornwall Whole, lending an insight into the Cornwall-wide campaign against the Devonwall proposals; an issue which may possible emerge again after the next election.
The music and talks will be followed by a Cornish quiz and there will also be a free Cornish buffet.
The Cornish Evening in Liskeard is being organized by Bewnans Kernow; the partnership of Cornish Cultural organisations.
Organiser Jane Howells said: “Bewnans Kernow is the partnership of Cornish cultural organisations, with partner organisations ranging across the cultural spectrum from Gorsedh Kernow, the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, the Trevithick Society, Cornwall Archaeological Society, Cornish language and Cornish sports organisations and many others.
“This will be a great evening of Cornish entertainment, with song, laughter, a quiz and some great food and company.”
A Cornish Evening in Liskeard takes place at 7.15pm on Saturday 13th September at the The Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard.
Entry is free to members of the Bewnans Kernow partner organisations and £3 to non-members.
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