Performers

Foreverose

France/U.S.A.

One Harp/One Drum/Two Voices: A Duo of Feminine Power


ForêveRose is a group from Lyon, France makes Dream Pop Rock, but prefers to not 'define' their music.

Jess was born in Memphis, TN (in the US). She plays the electric harp and sings. Her music and lyrics flow from the emotions and pulsation of her heart. Lola was born in Lyon, France. She is a drummer, singer, and slammer. She writes her rhythms and lyrics to the beating dance of her heart. Together these two women create a universe full of emotion and groove. Their music is strong and gentle; fragile and powerful; tender and passion filled. These Roses combine their voices, the electric harp, and the drums to freely create a universe full of emotion, rock, groove, and intimacy. Inside their petals dance poetry, feminism, joy, and freedom. The music of ForêveRose trembles in your heart and takes you to an unknown and mystic universe.

Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant

Devon

International musicians Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant play an eclectic mix of music from medieval and traditional sources along with their own compositions, combining ancient songs from as far back as the 12th century with newly composed dance tunes using the driving rhythms of hurdy gurdy and bagpipes. Also featuring shawm, gothic harp, cittern and other exotic early and traditional instruments.

They have delighted audiences throughout Britain, Norway, Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland, France, Holland and Germany either as a duo or with their bands.

“An exceptional concert; full of interest, surprises, and ravishing harmony.” Frank Lee

"Steve Tyler is blessed with virtuosic technique and imagination. He is amongst the best hurdy gurdy players on the European scene."

Paul James, Blowzabella, CEO Halsway Manor

Alice Wall

Cornwall

Alice's harp performances began on the streets of London and then moved with her to Cornwall 10 years ago, since then she has played with the circus at a various events and weddings as a solo musician.  She has also played along side a variety of other musicians. Alice is also a story teller and song writer, which incorporates her harping! Along side harping Alice runs an outdoor playgroup with her 2 children.

'Life in Cornwall is full of energy, fun and wonderful nature, I feel I am in a very busy time of my life, bringing up my young family, but feel I am in the best location for it!'

Scott Marshall

England

"English Hurdy-Gurdy player Scott Marshall was inspired to take up the instrument after seeing local Falmouth player David Bacon perform almost twenty years ago. He will be performing new material from his second album, a sort of Prog concept album made entirely with various hurdy-gurdies and effects pedals, Gurdymania II . His style draws on musical themes of traditional French and Hungarian dance music, Mediaeval music and 1970's Heavy Metal. If you are interested in hurdy-gurdies, come and say hello."

Anao

Brittany

Five piece band from Brittany including  Morgane Gregory the 2017 Young Musician of the Year at the Lorient Interceltic Festival

Anao are:

• Morgane Gregory: harp, vocals & clappers

• Awami Kollo; viola & vocals

• Kevin le Pennec: harp & vocals

• Arthur Manuel: guitar & vocals

• Pauline Tassel: harp, song & tap

Their mix of three harps, a guitar & viola creates something special within a repertoire of traditional melodies, folk-songs and dance tunes

Duo Harpe Diem

Asturias

HARPE DIEM was formed in 2010 by Pedro Sanjurjo, bagpipes, flutes and hurdy-gurdy, and by Dani García de la Cuesta, Celtic harp, violin, Asturian bandurria and voice.


The two are part of the Asturian folk group Zapica and the Celtic folk group De Mandilín. Their experience and knowledge of these musical fields ensure a path dedicated to the difussion of folklore in didactic concerts, folk festivals, cultural centers, schools, etc.

Floralyn George

UK

A Dreamy Electro Pop Singer/Songwriter, Producer and a Model who plays the Electric Harp based in the UK. I like showing how cool and fashionable the harp is in the way I use it in my music and lifestyle. My life it’s all about MUSIC. Although, I am just 21, I’ve already lived in 3 different countries and I’ve performed on 3 continents including more about 8 countries.

Gabriele Giunchi

Italy

Gabriele Giunchi is an accomplished organist which he studied at notable conservatories in Italy, where his complementary instrument was Harpsichord. He graduated from The G. Frescobaldi Conservatory of Ferrara & had since performed Concerts in Bologna, Florence, Prato, Pisa, S. Leo di Romagna, Rome, Gorizia, San Germano Chisone (TO) and The Hague (Holland). He is organist and curator the Organs in SS. Annunziata church in Bologna & the Evangelical Methodist Church of Bologna. He also studies & plays Classical & Celtic Harp.

Hwethel Dons Kernow

Story of Cornish Dance

"This workshop follows the story of Cornish Dance from its medieval origins through to our modern living tradition. It is a chance to try out Scoot (step) dances that derive from the footwear of mining and quarrying industries; dabble in the chaotic world of Cornish Geeze Dancing; and play with the dance games of the 19th century Tea Treats. We will also look at Cornish social dance which includes all the above together with new dances that use traditional steps and choreography.”

Lily Lyons

Cornwall

“The purity in the singing and songwriting style of Lily Lyons as performed on her song “After Dark” is exhilarating.” (Carleen Anderson, 2013 Jazz FM Uk Vocalist of the Year). Having gigged in venues throughout London and the South West, as well as doing multiple showcases for the likes of Darcus Beese and the rest of the A&R team at Island Records, Lily has been able to rapidly develop a confident yet humble stage presence. With influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Norah Jones to the more contemporary Hozier and Lianne La Havas, 20 year old Lily is a seasoned live performer who sings with a clarity, sensitivity and maturity way beyond her years.

Luna

Cornwall

Alison & her Celtic lever harp, Luna, are known collectively as Luna The Harp!  Having played piano since childhood, Alison began learning to play the harp about two & a half years ago after attending a beginners workshop & falling in love with the instrument. What started as a hobby has now become a passion. 'Since I gained the confidence to get out & play to people, all sorts of wonderful opportunities have come my way. I feel very lucky to play regularly at beautiful Lanhydrock House as their volunteer harpist, & last year I recorded a track with Cornwall & Devon Rock Choirs at Abbey Road Studios!' Alison plays an eclectic mix of Celtic & modern pieces, & has recently begun to add her own compositions to her repertoire.

Lyonesse

Cornwall

A new 5-piece group from Cornwall and Brittany who perform songs and tunes from both countries as well as their own compositions on hurdy gurdy, violin, guitar, low whistle, bazouki, bass and percussion

Telynores

Cornwall

Telynores are cheery Cornish harpists who have played together, since 2014, as a quartet & sometimes a trio!

We have appeared at Lowender Peran, Callington Mayfest & other local festivals, charity events & seasonal occasions at the Lanivet Inn.

Our repertoire is mostly traditional Celtic music, including some of our own original compositions.

We are: Anne Hughes, Sally Pestell, Anna Dunstan & Jo Tagney

Kyrda

Pyrénées

Keryda is Sara Evans on the celtic harp and Damien Papin on the double bass.

They come from the Pyrenees, south of France. The crystalline notes meet the grounded sound of the bass, opposites come together in harmony. Their music is inspired from traditional tunes around Europe and it links into their original compositions. Notes of celtic, oriental groove and jazzy latino mix together to offer a relaxing musical journey

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme. Please see facebook  for latest updates

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