From the new St Piran in Penzance website
See the site at Peran Yn Pensans
St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and his feast is observed in Penzance, and throughout Cornwall on March 5th.
In Penzance, one of Cornwall's largest St Piran Day festivals takes place with hundreds of children in traditional white and black dancing through the streets of the town for St Piran's Day.
The St Piran's Parade starts at the top of Causewayhead at 10.15am with the procession being led by the Golowan Band playing music written especially for St Piran Furry, Penzance, in 2005. From Causewayhead the dancers make their way along part of Market Jew Street before heading down Chapel Street and through to Morrab Gardens where a play is performed about the life of St Piran.
The young dancers return to St John's Hall to enjoy a saffron bun and hear a short talk from the Grand Bard or a former Grand Bard and all join in with a spirited version of Trelawny.
St Piran's Eve Grand Concert
Penzance also holds a Grand Concert in St John's Hall as part of the annual St Piran festivities. Traditional Cornish songs are at the heart of this celebration of Cornwall which always stars the St Piran Children's Choir and a guest choir which this year, 2014, is the Humphry Davy Transitional Choir. This will take place on St Piran's Eve March 4th, starting at 7pm. Tickets are £3.50 for adults, free for children.
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