by An Daras – The Cornish Folk Arts Project
Gool Peran – St Piran’s Tide
Here’s a useful list of events for Gool Peran 2013
Fri 1st March
20.00 Perranporth, Seiners Arms: Saints and Skinners Festival A double celebration of St.Piran and St.David! Cornish Traditional music by Dalla Welsh Traditional music by Esgair
Sat 2nd March
12.00 Redruth Procession meet at St. Rumon’s Gardens 11.40
14.00 St. Ives. Procession., meet at St. Ives Guildhall.
20.30 St Issey St Pirans Tide Cornish Music and Singers Session, Ring Of Bells, St Issey, PL27 7QA Tel 01841 540251
Sun 3rd March 13.30 for 14.00 St Piran Play on the dunes at Gear Sands; Free parking near the start in Haven holiday park.
14.00 Bude, Summerleaze Beach St Pirans’s Procession starting from Bude Surf Life aving Club
16.00, Perranporth, Seiners Arms; Saints and Skinners Festival After-Dune Tunes! with Neil Davey & Steve Hunt
16.00, Stratton, Tree Inn Post Beach Procession Tune Session with Bob Sempel on the Pipes
18.30 Upton Cross, Cornish Troyl, North Cornwall Ceili Band Upton Cross Village Hall
Mon 4th March 19.00 Penzance, St Johns Hall Annual St Pirans Concert with 100 strong Children’s Choir. Admission £3
Tues 5th March 09.30 Penzance, St Johns for 10.15 Procession from Causway Head, “St Piran in the Parc” Morrab Gardens mid morning
10.00 Porthleven, at “Gartul” (Courtesy of Pru and Andrew Bell) Flag Raising and Cornish Dance
10.15 Bodmin, Procession: Meet at the Library for procession to Mount Folly.
13.00 Truro, Proession: Meet at Waterfall Gadens, St. Georges Road for procession to the Cathedral
14.00 Truro – Cornish music session at the Crab and Ale House, Bridge Street Truro
18.00 Launceston, Piping the flag at Launceston Castle.
19.00 Liskeard. St. Piran’s service St. Martin’s Church Liskeard.
19.00 Launceston, Harveys Pub, (Home of Crowns) St Pirans night music song and dance Session with Rob Strike
19.00 Bodmin, Bodmin Community College, Year 11 Leavers concert, Cornish Dance Display with Tan Ha Dowr
20.00 Bodmin Open House Cornish Music Session, Masons Arms Bodmin PL31 1JS , Contact 01208 77442
20.00 Perranporth, Seiners Arms, Saints and Skinners Festival St.Piran’s Day Session and Shout!
Fri 8th March
20.00 Grampound – Village Hall Cornish Dance – Pyba
20.00 Penryn, Performance Centre Tremough Nos Lowen with Skillywidden(01209 313233)
Sat 9th March
17.00 Morwenstow Dance lead by Pyba Penstow Manor.Pagan Festival (01288 321354)
Sun 17th March
15.00 Perran-ar-Worthal Church Evensong for Feast of St Piran
3rd – 7th March Viewings of the film “The loss of the Bugaled Breizh” details: 01209860410
Sun 3rd March ….7pm ..Newquay Rowing Club
Mon 4th March ….7pm ..The Centre-Newlyn (Chywoone Hill)
Wed 6th March ….7pm ..Porthleven Public Hall
Thurs 7th March …7pm ..Looe Lifeboat House
And finally – from the townsfolk of Falmouth and Redruth
‘DRUTH ST PIRANS BREAKDOWN
Check out our Redruth St Pirans listings and add those of your own town or village for free!
In Redruth this weekend dress in black and white and bring your flags for the biggest St Piran celebration in the world!
A full day and night of packed entertainment right across the Town celebrating the Patron Saint of Tinners. Great for all ages!
Live music and a market being held on Flowerpot Chapel car park 10am – 5pm.
Midday procession through the streets, including school students, the Grand Bard of Cornwall, dignitaries and our very own, newly created 6 foot lamb courtesy of Redruth School!
Meet the famous Boekka (scarecrow) and Penkevyll (West Cornwall ‘Oss) as seen on TV!
Exhibitions and craft activities at the Cornwall Centre (The Giant’s Quoit: A Fallen Cornish Icon)
Real Ale Fest including homemade pasties, Sausage Fayre and St Aubyn Singers at St Rumon’s Club, and ska band Rudis Message in the evening
Street entertainment at Tatie Court from RedYOUth (10:30am), Samba Celtica (1:30pm) and Raise the Ruth Choir (2.30pm)
St Piran’s Feast (Gool Piran), exhibitions and Cornish poetry from Pol Hodge and Bert Biscoe at Murdoch House.
Open days at CMR art gallery, and Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change including pizza, drinks and crafts for children.
Children’s entertainer outside the clock tower 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Flea Market in St Andrew’s Crypt 10am-12pm
Redruth Rugby vs Lydney, 3pm kick off at the Recreation Ground
Special St Piran menu at the Penventon Park Hotel
Find out what the new 6ft lamb will be called as children from across the town take part in the naming competition – 1pm at the former Boots shop in Fore Street.
To download brochures of events to print off and posters to put in your windows just click HERE
And over in Falmouth, Vicki Ferguson says;
Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek (the Cornish Language Fellowship) is pleased to promote a special St Piran’s Day Parade to be held in Falmouth on Tuesday 5th March.
The parade will commence at the Moor at 10am and everyone is invited to come along and join in.
There will be music with the parade and refreshments in the Methodist Church afterwards.
Last year was the first time Falmouth held a St Piran’s Day Parade.
Four local schools participated on a gloriously sunny spring morning, dancing from the Moor, up High St, down on to The Prince of Wales Pier and back to The Moor.
After the Parade we returned to the Women’s Institute for refreshments and story telling.
Locals were out on force lining the pavements.
The video we made shows how happy everybody was.
This year we will be based at The Methodist Church and the children are providing the entertainment themselves.
I’m looking forward to seeing what each school does on ‘a Cornish’ theme. It is really exciting.
We will also be dancing on the Moor before retreating in to the Methodist Church.
If you would like to offer any help then you can join in with the music, help with the stewarding, put up posters or assist with the refreshments afterwards.
You can even help sponsor the parade and all sponsors will be acknowledged.
Please let me know.
Happy St Pirans Day! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀