Lowender Peran 30th October – 3rd November 2019
We hope you had a great time last year!
Access to the Hotel Bristol during the day time (before 6pm), will be £1 (free for under 12s) – to be paid on the door.
If you are buying tickets for dance workshops or music master classes, this £1 entry fee is covered in your ticket price.
Adult (18+) - Full price
Young People (12-17yrs) – Half price
Under 12s – Free, with fee paying adult
Download the 2019 Ticket Form here
What happened in 2018?
DY'MERHER / WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
WELCOME SESSION with songs from Newquay Rowing Club Singers - 8pm - Cocktail Bar
DY'YOW / THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
Festival to be opened by Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne
OPENING NIGHT CEILIDHS - 8 - 11pm - Ballroom
Hevva (Cornwall) and the Lorho Pascos (Brittany)
DY'GWENER / FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
InterCeltic Troyl for Local Special Needs Groups (Private Event) 11.30 - 1.30pm - Ballroom
11am - 12.30pm - Newquay Old Cornwall Society Talk
2 - 3.30pm - Newquay Old Cornwall Society Walk - Hotel Bristol Foyer
Talk - Rails to Newquay their effect on Newquay’s evolution
Walk - The Trenance Valley
Next year marks the 170th anniversary of the completion of the first viaduct bringing the mineral tramway to Newquay and the eventual passenger railway. We are marking this with exhibitions etc., relating to all things rail and the effect on Cornwall as this also coincides with the 160th anniversary completion of the Royal Albert Bridge. One has to try and take advantage of a multiple of 10 as an excuse for doing something a bit different, albeit I would rather do something else than railways not being a railway or train buff at all.
6 - 7.30pm with Kris Lannen & Richard Trethewey and The Lawrences
7.30 - 9pm CONCERT: RACHEL HAIR & RON JAPPY with JOY DUNLOP/ DAVEY & DYER
EVENING DANCES - 8pm - 1am Ceilidhs and Dance Displays with
Perree Bane (Isle of Man) 8pm
Merlin's Beard (Wales) 9.45pm
Highly Flung Ceilidh (Scotland) 11.30pm
8.30 - 10.30pm - Session in the Bar kicked off by Krelys
EVENING DANCES -
9.30 - 11pm Display & Ceilidh with Hegarty School of Dance (Ireland)
11.30 - 12.30am - Black Eyed Nancy
DY'SADORN / SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
10am - 11am - Manx Dance Workshop with Perree Bane
11.15 - 12.15pm - Scottish Step Dance Workshop with Joy Dunlop
12.30 - 1.30pm - Welsh Clog Dance Workshop with Merlin's Beard - Beneden Room
CRAFT FAIR - 11.30am - 5pm
12.00 – 12.30pm - The Aggie Boys Choir
1.00 - 1.30pm - The Woodcarts
2.00 - 2.30pm - Telynores
3.00 - 3.30pm - Bagas Crowd
4.00 - 4.30 - The Lorho Pascos
11am - 2pm - Drop-In Kids Art Session with Michelle O'Connor
11.30am - 12.30pm - Cornish Language Activities for Families with The Lawrance Family
DANCE DISPLAYS & AFTERNOON TROYL
12.30 – 12.45pm – Bolingey Troyl Band & Dancers
1 – 1.15 – Highland Dancers
1.30 – 1.45 – Penzance Guizers
1.45 - 2.45pm - Family Ceilidh with Penzance Guizers
3.00 – 3.15 – Tan ha Dowr
3.30 – 3.45 – Hegarty School of Dance
4.00 – 4.15 – Kemysk
2 - 3pm - Breton with the Lorho-Pascos
3 .15 - 4.15pm - Welsh with Merlin's Beard
4.30 - 5.30pm - Cornish with Richard Trethewey & Steve Hunt
2.30 - 3.30pm - Tune-smithing with Jamie Smith - Oli & Jamie talk approaches to writing tunes and take you on a journey from the seed of an idea to a fully fledged melody. In this workshop learn how imposing constraints can be a catalyst for creativity, how to push the boat out and how to row it back in again. Suitable for intermediate level and up.
4 - 5pm - Harp with Rachel Hair - Come learn a sprightly Scottish tune or two with one of the world’s most sought-after teachers of Scottish harp. Rachel will be teaching by ear with music at the end of the workshop. Any size of harp welcome (tunes may use F#, C# and G# levers)
2.30 – 4pm - Cornish Shanty Session with Aggie Boys Choir, Tir Ha Tavas and Matt Blewett
3 - 4pm - DROLL ADRO Stories with Mike O'Connor
5 - 6pm - Bilingual Gin Tasting (£5 in addition to festival ticket)
RAKKA 6 - 7.30pm with Tinner's Rabbit and Krelys
7.30 - 8.30pm - Beginners/Improvers Session led by Matt Bray
7.30 - 9pm - CONCERT: LEVOW BRYTHONEK
EVENING DANCES - 8pm - 1am Ceilidhs and Dance Displays with
Hegarty School of Dance (Ireland) 8pm
Highly Flung Ceilidh (Scotland) 9.45pm
The Bolingey Troyl Band (Cornwall) 11.30pm
8.30 - 10.30pm - Session kicked off by Russell Hitchcock and Friends
EVENING DANCES - 9.30pm - 12.45am
Ceilidhs and Dance Displays with
The Lorho-Pascos (Brittany) 9.30pm
Perree Bane (Isle of Man) 11.15pm
DY'SUL / SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
CORNISH MUSIC SYMPOSIUM – KESARETH ILOW KERNOW
Tom and Tehmina Goskar will be updating us on their research into Historical Guise Dancing and its Music. Merv Davey and Keur Heb Hanow will be introducing us to the “Kenewgh!” project. This is a collaboration between Lowender Peran, Gorsedh Kernow and the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies to provide a modern Cornish Songbook that is supported by online videos of the songs in Cornish.
11am “Historical Guise Dance an its Music” : Tom and Tehmina Goskar
11.45 “Kenewgh” New Cornish Song Book project : Merv Davey and Keur Heb Hanow
Cornish Singing/Dancing Workshop with Hevva - 11am - 12pm -
CULTURAL EXPO - 11.30am - 5pm
STALLS PLUS: Music/Song
12.00 – 12.30pm - Oll an Gwella
1.00 – 1.30pm - Heb Mar
2.00 – 2.30pm - Tir ha Tavas
3.00 – 3.30pm - Kerensa (Hammered Dulcimer)
12pm - 1pm - Breton Singing/Dancing Worshop with the Lorho Pascos
12.30 - 2pm - 'Wikithon'
DANCE DISPLAYS & CORNISH WRESTLING
12.30 – 12.45pm – Newquay U3A Dancers
1 – 1.15pm – Perree Bane
1.30 – 1.45pm – Kekezza
2.00 – 3pm – Cornish Wrestling Demonstrations
3.15 – 3.30pm – Merlin's Beard
3.45 – 4.00pm – Hevva
4.15 – 4.30pm – Tros an Treys
2.00 - 3.00pm - Scottish
3.15- 4.15pm - Manx with Perree Bane
4.30 - 5.30pm - Irish with Hegarty School of Dance Musicians
2 - 3pm - Irish Dance Workshop with Hegarty School of Dance
2.30 - 4.30pm - Singing Session with Newquay Rowing Club Singers & The Lorho- Pascos
3.30 - 5pm - Poetry & Dialect Readings
5.30 - 6pm - Tir ha Tavas
6.10 - 6.40 - Salt & Sky
6.50 - 7.20 - London Gwerin
7.30 - 8 - Jamie Wakeham & Dave Kingdom
7.30 - 9.30pm - CONCERT: MACQUARRIE & TOMS and JAMIE SMITH'S MABON
For our closing night concert we’re delighted to be bringing back old friends Jamie Smith’s Mabon, who quite literally grew up at the festival, and are visiting us this year as part of their own 20th Anniversary tour. Jamie has been commissioned to write a tune to celebrate Lowender Peran's 40th anniversary, and will be joined on stage by Cornwall's own award winning MacQuarrie & Toms for the world premiere of this musical tribute to four decades celebrating our Celtic connections.
Funding for this exciting new commission kindly provided by FEAST.
9 - 10.30pm - Welsh Twmpath with Merlin's Beard
10.45 - 12am - Survivors' Ceilidh with The Brim
MUSIC & DANCE DISPLAYS
For just £1 entry (free for under 12s) you can enjoy a rolling programme of music and dance displays throughout Saturday and Sunday daytime. Come ready for foot tapping live music, rousing choirs and colourful dance displays from local and visiting performers - and opportunities to join in with the singing and dancing yourself.
CEILIDHS / TROYLS
Lowender Peran is famous for its evening dances which begin in the evening and go on into the early hours. In most 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!
Look out for our workshops where you can have a go at more complicated dances than you would normally get in a ceilidh, taken at a more considered pace with time for questions and picking up the dance style.
You can enjoy all our daytime sessions for just £1 entry on Saturday and Sunday. All evening sessions (after 6pm) in the Hotel Bristol can be accessed with a valid evening ticket.
Celtic session tunes played at a steady pace, led by local accordionist Matt Bray. Matt is a member of Padstow’s own ‘The Stowes’ and a ceilidh veteran with Cornish ceilidh band Splann.
Classic Session Tunes
These sessions are a one-hour blast of music led by our visiting and local groups, purely with tunes from their country. No manuscript will be available for these events, which are aimed at musicians who enjoy picking up tunes by ear. Anyone is welcome to join in.
Cocktail Bar Sessions
On Friday and Saturday night, sessions are kicked off by various visiting and local musicians in the Cocktail Bar. These sessions are designed to get the party started, and are open to all.
While there are a number of programmed sessions, we encourage people to start up their own impromptu music, song or dance sessions during the weekend. The Little Lounge is unprogrammed and free throughout the weekend, and for other venues we ask that you check the programme for any events before striking up.