Busker's Corner

Busker’s Corner can be found half way down the Mary Williams pier (the main pier in the middle of the harbour off Festival Square.

The stage provides a chance for some of Penwith’s eclectic folk-rooted musicians to showcase their talents for your entertainment – feel free to get up and dance when the mood takes you!

Morning sessions:

10:00 Tros an Treys

11:20 Bill Goodyear

11:50 Perraners

 

Afternoon sessions:
12:30 Steve Koniak
13:30 Three Men and a Coat
14:20 Cragg’s Law
15:00 Shindig
15:40 Baldrick’s Plan
16:20 Bagas Crowd

14:20 Cragg’s Law

Marc Cragg on Melodeon and Guitar, Andrew Law on Fiddle playing an eclectic mix of Cornish, Irish, English, Scotish tunes and Marc’s own compositions.

11:20 Bill Goodyear

Bill’s songs come from jazz, folk, blues and music hall influences: his great voice and high quality guitar playing produce an evening to enjoy and remember

11:50 Perraners

The Perraners were formed in Perranporth in January 2000 after a singing workshop at Lowender Peran, Cornwall’s inter-celtic festival. We sing unaccompanied in four and five part harmony with the tune rather unusually sung mostly by our tenors. This gives our performances a distinctive and powerful quality.

 

Afternoon sessions:

12:30 Steve Koniak

13:30 Three Men and a Coat

Every so often comes a band with total disregard for modern trends. They don’t pander to the music fashions of the charts or adopt stage personas; they simply play the music they like to play. Three Men and a Coat are such a band. With an eclectic mix of music and a singer with an unerring ability to touch your soul they are a group you need to hear live to fully appreciate. No endless solos, no roaring PA just songs with melody and meaning.

15:00 Shindig

Shindig dance to the live accompaniment of fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass. Mike Pritchard one of the finest fiddle players and teachers in the area plays lead fiddle along with other local musicians.The dancing is Appalachian Clogging, the music is ” American Old Time” and the end result is both exciting and uplifting. It is immensely popular whenever performed in public. Shindig has performed at many events including The Glastonbury Festival, The Cornish Bluegrass Festival, The Eden Project, Porthleven Food Festival, Penzance Mazey Day and Lafrowda Festival.

15:40 Baldrick’s Plan

Baldrick’s Plan are a male trio, specialising in strong harmony singing, largely based within English traditional music, but also including songs, ancient and modern, from other backgrounds and traditions. They are based in West Cornwall and are all seasoned performers on the folk music scene. While material tends to be delivered ‘a capella’ style, there are always songs that the band would like to do which demand accompaniment. So, where appropriate, they have developed, alongside their unaccompanied material, a body of songs which are enhanced by a range of instruments, including guitar, mandola, fiddle and cittern.

16:20 Bagas Crowd

Bagas Crowd is Cornish for fiddle group and was set up in 2001 by fiddle teacher and workshop leader Frances Bennett who wanted her students to get together to arrange and perform Cornish Celtic music.