Music events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) includes music listings, for all kinds of music related events throughout Cornwall. There are currently 5 listed in this section.

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Sultans of String

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry...
Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their genre-hopping tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Celtic, Cuban rhythms, Gypsy-jazz, and middle eastern folk, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.
Serving up messages of hope and cultural harmony, Sultans of String’s music has had huge success across Canada and received multiple awards and accolades, including three Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Find out more about this event on the Hall for Cornwall web site.
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL


www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

 

Geoff Lakeman

Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Special guest Geoff Lakeman
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

Christine Tobin presents PELT

Friday, 26th January 2018

Now based in New York, award winning singer Christine Tobin makes a rare return visit to the UK with her latest project. PELT is a unique, genre-busting concert for lovers of song, poetry and daring musicianship, featuring Christine Tobin’s settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon.
Although a continuation of Christine’s fascination with fine words and music, PELT marks a new direction and a new musical soundscape. BBC Music Magazine described it as “…feisty original music written by Tobin for a programme that covers the Americana waterfront. The album is a masterclass in songcraft.”
Christine Tobin (voice and composer), Richard Jones (violin), Kate Shortt (cello and backing vocals), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Phil Robson (guitar), Steve Hamilton (piano, keyboard & laptop), Dave Whitford (double basses), Simon Lea (drums).
Tickets: £12 advance, £13 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 18s and unwaged.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

 

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Special guests Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

Sam Carter

Friday, 13th April 2018

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, was praised from all corners – proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention.
Spring 2018 sees Sam embark on a solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album, How The City Sings.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

 

 

 

 

Benji Matthews in Concert - Supported by TAODS Youth Theatre

Friday, 20th April 2018

X Factor contestant, Benji Matthews, is a young male vocalist from Cornwall who writes and performs his own music, along with covers from many various artists.
He already has 2 pop albums available, entitled ‘Benj’ and ‘5ft 7”’, and a Christmas single, ‘Heartbreak at Christmas’ – all songs written and performed by Benji.
TAODS Youth Theatre are the youth drama group of Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, (TAODS), for young people aged between 6 and 18, based at Redannick Theatre, Truro, and run voluntarily by Michelle and Glenn Moses for the past 4 years.
TAODS Youth Theatre are proud to be asked to support Benji, live in concert.
Benji and his team are kindly donating the proceeds of these 2 events to TAODS Youth Theatre, in recognition of the importance of drama and music in the development of Benji’s career.
Early booking is recommended, due to Benji’s popularity.
Tickets - £7 each available from www.crbo.co.uk/Benji or Tel 01726 879500
Start time: 19.30
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Redannick Theatre, Redannick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JP


Taodsyouththeatre@aol.co.uk
www.crbo.co.uk/benji

 

Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop

Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Special guests Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

Gary Barlow

Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Gary Barlow is one of the most successful and decorated songwriters of his generation, having penned 14 number one singles and won six Ivor Novello awards across his illustrious career in Take That and as a solo artist. He has also been a judge on ITV’s The X-Factor and the BBC’s Let it Shine and written songs for numerous artists, including Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Gary found worldwide fame as a member of pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989, Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets. When the band split in 1996, Gary embarked on a solo career, with his 1997 debut Open Road selling more than two million copies worldwide and boasting the number one singles Forever Love and Love Won’t Wait. He followed it up with 1999’s Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

 

Björk at the Eden Sessions

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Icelandic superstar Björk will play at the Eden Sessions on Wednesday 20 June 2018, in what will be one of only two gigs she will play in the UK next summer.
Over a career spanning four decades, Björk has developed a unique style which takes in pop, electronic, classical, trip hop and avant-garde styles.
Björk came to fame as the lead singer of the alt-rock group The Sugarcubes before going solo in 1993 and winning massive acclaim with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995) and Homogenic (1997).
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

 

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Special guests Jess and Richard Arrowsmith
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

 

Steve Turner

Sunday, 19th August 2018

Special guest Steve Turner
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

Alistair Brown and Peter Wray

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Special guests Alistair Brown and Peter Wray.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk