Cornish Folk Tradition: Songs Music Dance and Associated Customs
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An Daras is an outreach of the Lowender Peran festival. Our aims are to promote Cornish cultural identity and Cornwall's links with the other Celtic countries. Many of the items in our shop are available for free download but if you are in a position to to make a small donation it will help us keep the site on line and fund further projects. A donation link via pay pal is provided.
   
Scoot Dances, Troyls, Furrys and Tea Treats: The Cornish Dance Tradition by Merv, Alison and Jowdy Davey

Includes dance notation and music for 45 dances. Paperback with 17 black and white photographs. A history of dancce in Cornwall from the earliest referenes in Cornish literature to the dances of the folk revival. Collected by members of teh Davey family, noted musicians. 45 dances are clearly transcribed - social dances, broom dances, snail creep,guise and furry dances - accompanied by tunes traditional and modern, for use in schools, festivals, workshops an country dances.

£12.99

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Kanow Dons: Singing for Cornish Dances

Handy sized A5 book with 14 Songs in Cornish and English for accompanying dances. Available as a free download contact info@an-daras.com for link

  1. Broom Dance
  2. Harvey Darvey
  3. Heva  
  4. Broom Stick Dance
  5. Bodmin Riding
  6. The Millers Dance
  7. Three Hand Reel
  8. Helston Furry
  9. Cock in Britches
  10. Fish Jouster
  11. North Cornwall Furry  
  12. Ros Vur                        
  13. Old Hand In Hand
  14. Lattapuch  

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Cornish Dance

Tam Kernewek: Cornish Dance Taster

A5 Booklet and music CD

This pack was created to provide dances for an adult dance workshop giving a chance to see the range and variety of Cornish dance. i.e. step dance, troyl dance, furry dance. A CD is provided at about normal dance pace.  We hope it provides the same enjoyment to other groups as it did to the international dance class at Cecil Sharp House who were the original guinea pigs! 

This is a downloadable pack with e-book and mp3 audio files. A link will be sent on reciept of payment.

 

 

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Hengan,  Traditional Folk Songs, Dances and Broad Side Ballads Collected in Cornwall(Redruth, Dyllansow Truran,1983- Second Edition An Daras, 2013), Edited by Merv Davey

A collection of 30 traditional songs in Cornish and English,15 tunes and 14 broadside ballads collected in Cornwall, with notes on origins of tunes  

Available as a free download contact info@an-daras.com for link

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Snail Creeps and Tea Treats: Clay Country Customs

Pack with A5 book plus CD of music.

9 dances assocated with traditional customs from the Cornish Clay Country. Prepared as part of the Rescorla project in 2008. The Tea Treat customs surrounding a community dance called the Snail Creep are featured

Hard copy pack ( Post: UK / Europe only*) £5.00 +p&p

 

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Cornish Pub Songs: Kanow Tavern

pocket song book with songs in English and Cornish. Available as a free download contact info@an-daras.com for link

  • Cadgewith 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 Song / An Gan Basti
  • Roll the Old Chariots / Goes Nelson
  • Sweet Nightingale / Eos Wheg
  • White Rose / An Rosenn Wynn
  • Johnny Bugger / Jonni Boekka

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Sengen Fiddee: Songs In Cornish Dialect

A4 book with words and music for 30 Dialect Songs including:Trelawnee, Goyn Up Camburn 'ill, Jan Knuckey, KeenleeLoad. Lamorna, Liddel Eyes, Maagee May,  Nawthen Cept you, Tha Ol Grae Duck, Ol Mallee Pijee, Pasty Song, Tom Bawcock's, Trura Ager-icultural Shaw. 

Available as an E-book (pdf format) £2.00 download link sent on notification of payment.

 

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Kanow dons- singing for Cornish Dances

Booklet with 14 Songs in Cornish and English for accompanying dances. Available as a free download contact info@an-daras.com for link

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  1. Broom Dance
  2. Harvey Darvey
  3. Heva  
  4. Broom Stick Dance
  5. Bodmin Riding
  6. The Millers Dance
  7. Three Hand Reel
  8. Helston Furry
  9. Cock in Britches
  10. Fish Jouster
  11. North Cornwall Furry  
  12. Ros Vur                        
  13. Old Hand In Hand
  14. Lattapuch  
Cornish Dance
   

Bolitho Sings

This album draws on live recordings of John in action made by him, his friends and family in a variety of settings. There are singing sessions at the London Inn in Padstow where he is joined by Charlie Pitman and  Johnny Morrisey,  sessions lead by John at the Cobwebs in Boscastle, the Upper Deck in Rock and at the
Lowender Peran Festival in Perranporth.There are three songs in Cornish,
including Maggie May, a song which, for many, became synonymous with him.

  • Spanish Ladies
  • Calm is the sea
  • The Lower Lights 3
  • The Larks They Sang Melodious
  • White Rose / Rosen Wyn
  • Cadgewith Anthem
  • Maggie May (Cobwebs)
  • Down Mexico Way (London Inn )
  • I’m a Man (London Inn
  • Spinning Wheel (London Inn)
  • Danny Boy  (The Upper Deck)
  • Horseshoe on the wall (Cobwebs)
  • I Once loved a lass (London Inn)
  • Old Armchair (Cobwebs)
  • The Bantam Cock (Lowender Peran)
  • Maggie May (Cornish)
  • Nancy
  • Tek o an Blejenn
  • Bro Goth
  • The Anchor's Away

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John Bolitho

Brythennek

15 Songs in English and Kernewek from Brian Webb, Cornish Bard and Songwriter. His songs have come to form a core repertoire for Cornish singers.

  1. Ow avon splann
  2. Pasty Song          
  3. An tir yw ow bro
  4. Talking emmet blues
  5. Daskorr
  6. If it wasn’t for the Cornish
  7. Farwel genes Wella
  8. George the Magic Chough
  9. Frutys ha bleujennow
  10. Deck of cards
  11. Yth esov vy lemmyn spyrys yn-dan dhor
  12. St Michaels
  13. Goslowyn orth nowodhow trist
  14. We don’ sell pastys here
  15. Warnas mutations

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Brythennek

Cornish Session Tunes - Pris Ton

book with 44 tunes popular at Cornish sessions.Available as a free download contact info@an-daras.com for link

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Cornish Session Tunes

Pibrek - Cornish Tunes for Cornish Pipers

Music arranged and played by Pyba using a variety of bagpipes including the Cornish Double Chanter set.

This is an interactive CD, play in the normal way on your CD player or use with a computer to access pictures, music files, music script and more detailed information about bagpipes in Cornwall.

  1. Hutchens Salterello
  2. Carol Coref
  3. Plethen Newlyn
  4. Tom Bawcock’s
  5. Bosvennegh
  6. Helston Foray
  7. Hungan
  8. Dons an Melinor
  9. Fer Lyskerys
  10. Pencarrow
  11. Cor Elow
  12. Cock in Britches
  13. Kellynn
  14. Quay Fair 

£10.00 +p&p

 

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Cornish Bagpipes

Racca -Cornish Tunes for Cornish Sessions

Between 1995 and 1997 the RACCA project captured a snapshot of tunes played at Cornish sessions, some traditional and some contributed by the composers. With nearly 300 tunes this remains the definitive reference for Cornish session and dan ce tunes. It is now out of print but we have a small number of copies left from the original project.

Free downloadable pdf file available for link: contact info@an-daras.com

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Racca COrnish Tunes

Cornish Drolls 1+2

Double DVD

A selection of stories taken from archive footage of the Lowender Peran Festival in Perranporth, Cornwall. Each story is a unique interpretation of a tale or event remembered by the individual storyteller from the ’first-timers’ to the ’pros’, and most stories told are in the informal setting of a storytellers session. 

DVD 1
  • Tom the Tinner, Mike O’Connor (2003)
  • Jack the Giant Killer, Gwaryoryan (1988)
  • The Story of St Piran, Chris Easton (1995)
  • The Night We Got the Ghost, Brenda Wooton (1988)
  • Snuff and Fishermen, Stewart Biddick (1994)
  • Short Stories in Dialect, Joy Stevenson (2003)
  • Tamara, Mike O’Connor (2003)
  • Cornish Pasties, Brenda Wooton (1992)
  • The Mermaid of Zennor, Trev Lawrence (1990)
DVD 2
  • Jan and the Piskeys, Gwaryoryan (1988)
  • The Frog and the Vicar, Stewart Biddick (1994)
  • The Bantam Cock, John Bolitho (1994)
  • Jackie and Jan, Mike O’Connor (2003)
  • The Story of Tregeagle, Merv Davey (1995)
  • Short Stories, Sheila Buse (1994)
  • Short Stories, Joy Stevenson (1994)
  • The Devil in Cornwall  Gwaryoryon(1988)
  • Piskey Led, Trev Lawrence

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Cornish Droills

Gwary Myr: Perran Round 1996

DVD with Archive footage of the extract from the Cornish Ordinalia performed as a community production in the summer of1996 at the ancient site of St Piran Round.

 Hard copy pack ( Post: UK / Europe only*) £5.00 + p&p

 

Cornish Miracle Plays

Cornish Bagpipes:

A5 book with 68 pages of information and illustrations describing the known facts about this instrument, where they it was played and what for.

Hard copy pack ( Post: UK / Europe only - contact info@an-daras.com for other sales) £5.00 +p&p

 

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