A detailed account of one of Cornwall's most successful brass bands researched and written by an 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh who is, as is clear from the text, a lover of the music, a keen supporter and one-time bandsman himself.
CAMBORNE TOWN BAND by Tony Mansell
12 popular songs, including Cadgwith anthem / Camborne Hill (Bre Gambronn) / George the magic chough (Jory an balores) / Lamorna / Little Eyes (Dewlagas byghan) / Maggie May / Old grey duck (An hos loes koth) / The pasty son (An gan basti) / Roll the old chariots (Goes Nelson) / Sweet nigtingale (Eos wheg) / White rose (An rosenn wynn) / Johnny Bucca (Jonni Beokka).
KANOW TAVERN / CORNISH PUB SONGS IN CORNISH AND ENGLISH
Sybil Harris started her teaching life at Mevagissey Girls' School  in 1927, then moved to Tywardreath School in 1929. The orchestras took part in music festivals, exchange visits with Wolfsburg Youth Orchestra, and some of the pupils continued to make music their career.
MY STORY OF THE TYWARDREATH ORCHESTRAS by Sybil Harris
44 tunes on 24 pages. Music collected from throughout Cornwall.
"PRYS TON", 44 CORNISH SESSION TUNES
St Agnes Band's proud history , well over 100 years long, is recounted by brass band afficinado Tony Mansell, a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.  There are plenty of illustrations included as well as the first-hand recollections which enliven any such book.
ST AGNES AND ITS BAND by Tony Mansell
Merv Davey, ' member of 'Old Cornwall' and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, and his family are well-known throughout the Cornish cultural world for their 30+ years of work in reviving the Cornish folk music and dance traditions. This is the magnificent result of extensive historical researches, and includes no less than 45 dances with notations in addition to the historical background.
SCOOT DANCES, TROYLS, FURRYS AND TEA TREATS, THE CORNISH DANCE TRADITION by Merv, Alison & Jowdy Davey
"Celebrating Cornwall's pub songs" is the sub-title of this volume which does just that. "Shout Kernow is the result of a project begun in 2012 by Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley to record, celebrate and help sustain the living tradition of pub singing in Cornwall. Travelling around Cornwall, recording variations of songs in twenty-two locations and meeting numerous singers from Calstock to Cadgwith they have assembled a lively collection of words, tunes and harmonies, as well as the background to the sings and singers and information about the pubs and eventswhere the singing takes place." (Cover)
SHOUT KERNOW, by Hilary Coleman & Sally Burley
This noted collection of 16 north Cornwall Christmas favourites, still sung in Padstow each year, was out of print for some time.  It has been re-published with a colourful cover in the colours of the Padstow Old Cornwall Society. It contains a Foreword by the compiler, an Introduction by Inglis Gundry, and new notes on the Padstow carollers who keep the tradition alive.
STRIKE SOUND, A COLLECTION OF PADSTOW CAROLS, compiled by John Worden
A re-issue of collection of 33 Cornish carols published in 1889 by Robert H Heath of Redruth.
VICTORIAN CORNISH CAROLS, NO. 1, REDRUTH & ST AGNES DISTRICT
The second book of verse by Truro's best-known poet, musician, stage manager, politician and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
ACCOMPANIED BY LARKS by Bert Biscoe
"A study of Dame Ethel Smyth and The Wreckers" commissioned by the Duchy Opera for its production of 'The Wreckers'. Bert Biscoe, bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, explores the complexities which lie behind it, and "discovers a wonderful, baffling Edwardian whirlwind - Ethel Smyth."
ALLIANCES DALLIANCES by Bert Biscoe

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The items in Shop Two are listed in 5 sequences:  

 

Page 1 - Music and dance

Includes folksong and dance, Cornish carols,

and books about Cornish music and musicians.

 

Pages 1-3 - Language and literature

Creative writing by Cornwall's novelists and poets, Cornish language and dialect - grammar, vocabulary & stories,

listed A-Z by title.

 

Pages 3-5 - 'Old Cornwall'

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Pages 5-6 - CDs & DVDs, listed A-Z by title.

 

Page 6 - Badges & serviettes.

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