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The BIG Cornish Sing

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Love singing? Love Cornwall? If so, you’ll love the The Big Cornish Sing | An Kana Bras Kernewek in Looe, Cornwall this September as part of the Looe Music Festival programme of events.

When? | P'eur? 4.30pm Saturday 30th September 2017

Where? | Ple? Main Stage Arena, Looe Music Festival, Looe Beach, East Looe, Cornwall PL13 1BU

Why? | Prag? We’re on a mission to raise awareness of the Cornish language, and to encourage more people to sing! As part of the Looe Music Festival programme of events, we’re aiming to have over 5,000 people singing in Cornish on the beach, in front of the main stage this September. The most people singing in Cornish at one time? It might be a world record!

Who? | Piw? We’ll have a host of guest accompanists on stage … but the performers are people like you. We’re inviting everyone to get involved. Even if you’ve never spoken a word of Cornish and the only place you usually sing is in the shower, please get involved – we need you! Everyone is welcome and we’re particularly keen to have shanty singers, soloists, karaoke queens, choirs, opera singers, bingo callers, carolers, Trelawny shouters and rugby-stadium Pavarottis … see you on the beach | agas gweles war an treth!

FOR MORE DETAILS | RAG PELLA MANYLYON

thebigcornishsing@looemusic.co.uk

looemusic.co.uk/thebigcornishsing

How do I get involved in The Big Cornish Sing? | Fatel gemerav rann y'n Kana Bras Kernewek? You just need to learn one song. We provide free downloads of sheet music, lyric sheets, and a practice backing track. There’s even an online video tutorial. You’ll perform the song in a mass participation event on 30th September, as part of Looe Music Festival, at the main stage arena of on Looe beach. You might find yourself performing alongside some of our headliners. If you’ve never been to Looe Music Festival you’re in for a treat. You’ll enjoy a full day of inspirational and world-class live music and you’ll be supporting the Cornish language. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a group outing or educational visit.

Your group will need to register to access subsidised ‘Big Cornish Sing’ ticket prices. You’ll need a group of at least 10 people attending to qualify for ‘Big Cornish Sing’ tickets. Everyone attending the event on a ‘Big Cornish Sing’ ticket will have full access to the entire festival for the day (11am to 11pm), including the ticketed venues and the headline show by Lulu. Register now | Govskrifav lemmyn

On the day | Y'n jydh: Bring your Cornish flags, wear your group uniforms or t-shirts, or just chill out and enjoy the singing. You’ll need to head to the box office and go to THE BIG CORNISH SING check-in desk to collect your wristbands. One nominated person can collect these on behalf of the entire group. The wristbands must be worn at all times as these give you access to the ticketed venues and arenas. You can bring folding chairs to use at the venue, although the use of chairs may be restricted to the promenade area and the rear of the arena during the performance. The event is being filmed and broadcast live on BBC Radio Cornwall. By registering you give your permission to be filmed, photographed and recorded and for the images and audio to be used for promotional purposes.

The Song | An Gan: The song is called Roev Sos Roev (which translates into English as Row Boys Row. It was written by Looe-based professional songwriter Tanya Brittain who also writes a regular column in Cornwall Today about learning the Cornish language. It was written for a project called A River Runs Between and recorded by The Changing Room. It’s a modern shanty-style song that captures the working life of Cornish seine-boat fishermen. The song has already been adopted by many choirs, shanty groups and gig rowing teams and is the perfect song for The Big Cornish Sing.

Listen to the song sung in Cornish here: https://soundcloud.com/the-changing-room/roev-sos-roev-cornish-version

Download the backing track here: https://soundcloud.com/the-changing-room/reov-sos-roev-backing-track

Download the sheet music here: https://www.looemusic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Big-Sing-Sheet-Music.pdf

Download the lyrics here: https://www.looemusic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BIG-CORNISH-SING-LYRIC-SHEETS.pdf

You can hear the song sung in English here: https://soundcloud.com/the-changing-room/row-boys-row-english-version


COMPETITION | KESSTRIF

We’re auditioning. We’d like to invite one adult singing group, one children’s choir and one shanty group to join us on the main stage during The Big Cornish Sing. If you’d like to be considered, please contact us at thebigcornishsing@looemusic.co.uk with COMPETITION / AUDITION in the subject line, and we’ll arrange to attend one of your rehearsals.

The Big Cornish Sing is co-funded by Cornwall Council and delivered in partnership with the Cornish Language Office. The Big Cornish Sing is a trade mark of Looe Music Festival / LMF Charitable Trust. All rights reserved. the event is sponsored by St Austell Brewery and Famlouth School of Film and Television.


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