Celebrating Celtic Cornwall - Kevewya Kernow Keltek

30th October - 3rd November 2019
The Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall

Everything about Lowender Peran is wonderful, the dancing and the dancers the music and the musicians, the atmosphere and the fact that it is Celtic! Gilly RP

Over 300 performers from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales. If you are looking for something to do in Newquay in November, Lowender Peran is great value and so much fun for all the family.

Ceilidhs, Family Activities, Workshops, Music Sessions, Sing-a-Longs, Craft Fayre, Storytelling, Poetry, Cornish Wrestling, Gin Tasting and much more!

Brilliant fun, very communal feeling and fab music and dancing! Lindsey O

If you love Celtic music, celtic dance and celtic festivals or folk festivals you will love Lowender! 

There’s something for everyone. Tickets from only £1 (free for under 12s).

Lowender Peran is a spectacular festival, welcoming people from around the world to enjoy music, dance, arts and culture.

The Venue - Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall - A family run hotel set on the cliff top with glorious views of Tolcarne Beach. Rooms still available...

Tickets available online or call 01872 553 413.

Confirmed for 2019 - Gwenno and Project Smok.

What if your mother tongue is an ancient language of a land that you’ve never lived in, whose native speakers have only recently broken 200 years’ silence? What if the only place it has ever existed over the years is hundreds of miles away, in your home and your heart?

Le Kov (The Place of Memory) is the second solo album by Welsh singer-songwriter and musician, Gwenno Saunders. Created alongside long-term collaborator and producer, Rhys Edwards, with additional drum engineering by Gorwel Owen (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Super Furry Animals) and mixing and additional programming by David Wrench, it is an exploration of the individual and collective subconscious & the ‘dream state’, the myths and drolls of Cornwall, and the history of the survival of our lesser known Brythonic language. It’s also one of 2018’s most beautiful and stirring records, swirling with ancient myths and urgent modern themes.

Project Smok is a trio which comprises of multi award-winning musicians Ali Levack (Pipes & Whistles), Pablo Lafuente (Guitar) and Ewan Baird (Bodhrán). Already fast becoming a recognised and household name in the Traditional Music Scene, Project Smok brings together an array of musical aspects; immense instrumental virtuosity, blistering drive, infectious rhythm, delicate sensitivity… 

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

Kanow Kernewek A good “Shout” or singing session is a part of our Cornish musical heritage and even better if we have a few songs in Cornish. Follow the bouncy ball on the songs and get ready to join us for: Matt’s Cornish singing workshops - throughout the festival Levow Werin – the singing session down at the Rowing club, Newquay Harbour Keskan Lowender – our very own last night of the proms – and bring your Cornish flag.

You can order your tickets online with PayPal or can give us a call at the festival office on 01872 553 413.

The Hotel Bristol - Festival Hub - Awesome beachside location, and really great value accommodation. Set on a cliff overlooking Tolcarne Beach, this family-run Victorian hotel is a 13-minute walk from Newquay Zoo and 2 miles from Fistral Beach. The polished rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, desks, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have sea views, while 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links.

Lowender Peran is 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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Family Events…

We have events for families over the weekend, more information coming soon on those..

“Well what can I say!! An amazing festival in a fantastic new venue, The Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall. Plenty of rooms for different events, catering for all tastes & ages. Something for everyone, poetry, children’s activities, singing & of course music & dance everywhere!

Well done to all the organisers. Hotel Bristol is definitely a keeper as far as I’m concerned, the staff embraced the whole weekend & were incredibly helpful & friendly. Already booked in for next year!

I highly recommend to everyone to add the Lowender Festival to their calendar every year!” Ceri E

Festival highlights...

Music, Dance & Sessions…Something for everyone... 

Lowender Peran is famous for its evening dances which go on into the early hours of the morning. In some cases there is a caller to guide you through the dances, and in others you pick them up as you go along. Experience not necessary, the more the merrier!

Our sessions are welcome to all so please bring your instruments and singing voices. Plenty of informal sessions spontaneously pop up during the festival, and there are others that are programmed. Look out for the new ‘classic sessions’ this year. These one hour spots will be led by each of our visiting teams focusing on classic session tunes from their country. Lowender Peran is celebrating Cornwall’s cultural heritage and its Celtic connections, back for its 40th anniversary this year. Among a packed programme of ceilidhs, instrumental and singing sessions will be:

  • Evening Dances – Ceilidh’s

  • Music Sessions

  • Dance Displays 

  • Family Activities 

  • Family Ceilidh 

  • Craft Fair

  • Dance/Song Workshops 

  • Cornish Cultural Expo 

  • Poetry & Dialect Readings 

  • Cornish Music Symposium 


At this year’s festival.