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Kernow in the City 2017
Saturday 4 March
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In a nutshell
Rising stars of Cornwall’s vibrant music scene are once again set to storm the annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture, Kernow in the City in the heart of London’s Shoreditch on the nearest Saturday to Goel Pyran or St Piran’s Day.
Kernow in the City is London’s annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture and entertainment featuring live music, poetry, Cornish ale and food. Now in it's eighth year, his popular event will bring together the capital’s Cornish and Celtic communities, and curious Londoners alike to champion the best of Cornwall, fuelled by Skinner’s ale and Warrens pasties lovingly baked in the Duchy.
This year’s Kernow in the City welcomes Rosie Crow - a stalwart of the Cornish music scene as former frontwoman of indie-art three-piece, Rosie & The Goldbug who toured with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Brett Anderson, Carl Barat, Shakespeare’s Sister and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. With a self-titled debut solo album that has recently been described by GQ magazine as ‘the best thing to come out of Cornwall since Poldark,’ Rosie’s elegant piano and emotional pop vocals are sure to win her new fans in the capital.
Joining Rosie on the bill will be Neil Halstead who has been hailed as one of Britain’s most respected songwriters. Former frontman and principal songwriter for Slowdive and alt-country, dream-pop outfit, Mojave 3, Neil embarked on an acoustic-driven solo career in 2006, inspired by British folk melody and a love of surfing, which has led to further critical acclaim.
West Cornwall’s Blue River will add to the rich mix with their take on Brit-pop-inspired rock that they describe as ‘burning the indie-pop landscape with red-hot melodies and blazing vocals.’
The final addition to the Kernow in the City line-up will be the winner of a competition that is being staged by LRS Arts, which supports emerging artists and performers, in collaboration with Cornwall & Devon Media’s What’s On Editor, Lee Trewhela.
What to Expect
As is tradition, the evening will include a Cornish language challenge and climax with a rousing collective ‘shout’ of Cornwall’s national anthem, Trelawny, led by the team from Wrecker’s Wednesday, London’s monthly Cornish social event.
If you’re in London and you love Cornwall, come one and all to celebrate our national day at Kernow in the City on March 4th.
Goel Pyran Lowen! (Happy St Piran’s Day!)
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Things you should know
This event is wheelchair accessible.