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Lowender Peran - Cornwall's Celtic Festival by the beach -

October 15 - 19, 2014, Perranporth

    • The seaside town of Perranporth welcomes over 300 performers to celebrate Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

    • We're moving in 2015

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      After 35 very happy years in Perranporth, we're excited to announce Lowender Peran is moving to Newquay in 2015!

    • About Us

      Lowender Peran is a Celtic festival in Cornwall, a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy.

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    • Tickets

      You can order your tickets online with PayPal or can give us a call at the festival office on 01872 553 414

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    • Artists

      We have over 300 Artists coming from all over, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany and the Isle of Man

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    • Contact Us

      If you have any questions about the festival or ticket enquiries then please do not hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online form, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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What's on this year

  • First up, we're thrilled that piping legends Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson will be playing the festival on Sunday night this year, which will see the Celtic Spectacular move to Friday night.

    "Simply Outstanding" Songlines
    "A Thriller" MOJO
  • Wednesday

    Festival Warm up - Singer’s Session with the Perraners


    session

    Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon events are free entry.
  • Thursday

    St Piran’s Oratory: Talk & Walk - An update on the excavations of St Piran’s Oratory with Archaeologist James Gossip, followed by a guided walk to the site on Perran Sands.

    Jim Causley with Lukas Drinkwater: The Poetry of Charles Causley - BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is joined by guitarist Lukas Drinkwater to commemorate the 10thanniversary of the death of celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley, with music set to music his poems.

    St Piran

  • Friday

    Dance Workshops - Cornish, Manx, Irish and Breton dance workshops.

    Celtic Spectacular - Bitesize performances from visiting and local performers, a taste of what you can see over the weekend.

    irish dancers

  • Saturday

    Street Dancing in Perranporth - Over 200 performers take to the streets of Perranporth in their colourful costumes.

    Storytelling and crafts for children plus Family Ceilidh

    Kan ha Dons - Feast funded project exploring the tradition of singing for dancing in Cornwall, involving over 250 performers from local community choirs and dance teams.

    Brass Dance & The Covers Ceilidh - Funky Cornish dance project with Lost in Space, funded by Feast. Followed by a Covers Ceilidh with Tourbus Fortune. Watch out for popular chart hits creeping into your ceilidh music!

    Lost in space

  • Sunday

    Beach Ceilidh - Dance on the sand to live music on Cornwall’s famous Perranporth beach.

    Cornwall’s handcrafted, art and vintage fair in the Seiners

    Kernow ha Cymru - Choral concert in the Welsh and Cornish language with the Valley Choir, the Perraners and Keur Heb Hanow.

    Day of Piping - Celebrating World Uilleann Pipes Day

    Tyn Daga and Fortuna - Concert with critically acclaimed trio Tyn Daga, featuring local Uilleann Pipes virtuoso Alan Burton, and Breton group Fortuna playing traditional bombarde and biniou (pipes).

    Concert - Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson

    Piping legends Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson will be playing the festival on Sunday night this year.

    "Simply Outstanding" Songlines
    "A Thriller" MOJO




  • Enjoy the surf!

    beach