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Wreckers Border Morris

June 23rd: Time 11am-1pm

Wreckers are a lively Morris Side, from the Tamar River Valley, the river that separates Cornwall from England!  We dance in tattered Black and Gold Coats, the colours of the ancient kings of Cornwall.  Our style of Morris Dancing originally comes from the borders of England and Wales, mostly danced to traditional folk tunes.  Although traditional on the whole, the dances that we perform certainly include an element of evolution.

Our form of dance is centred on street entertainment, we love to engage with people in our audience, and inform people of the history of our dances as well as encouraging them to join in one or two.  Fun and joy comes first, closely followed by accuracy and unison of the dancers.

In most of our dances we clash large wooden sticks and are quite boisterous which sets us apart from other styles of Morris traditions, where elegance, grace, compliance to the recorded dance steps and greater accuracy can be observed.

Free with Admission


Cornwall Youth Orchestra 

July 9th @ 7.30-9.30 pm

For over 40 years CYO has been providing opportunities for young instrumentalists from across Cornwall and beyond to experience the challenges and rewards of playing in a full symphony orchestra. The orchestra has offered invaluable experience to a succession of CYO members who have gone on to play with the South West Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and European Union Youth Orchestra, to study at Music Conservatoires and in some cases, to distinguished careers in music.

The CYO experience is all about developing musical teamwork and enjoying being part of the buzz of orchestral life. The music is at the core of the experience, whether big symphonies, film scores, music by contemporary composers or other great works from across the last two centuries. Players are supported on the courses by a team of coaches, but in recent years CYO members have also enjoyed the support of top professional musicians including from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, New York’s ground-breaking chamber ensemble Decoda, and the Castalian String Quartet.

Free but we are asking for Donations on Entry to support future Events and Truro Youth Orchestra.

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Nos Lowen

August 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Davey & Dyer

Neil Davey and Jen Dyer are two of the leading proponents of Cornish traditional Celtic music. They are members of, the internationally acclaimed band, Dalla. They play bouzouki, fiddle and viola, and the repertoire of Cornish Celtic music, both new and old, ranges from stonking Celtic jigs, reels and polkas, to the exotic almost Balkan sound of some of the Cornish five-steps, as well as some heart-meltingly beautiful and hypnotic slower pieces.

Join us August 3rd from 7.30pm for a couple of hours of tunes with lots of friends!

Tickets £5.00