St. Piran's Events 2019/Hwarvosow Peran 2019

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News of events will be uploaded as we receive details. Nowodhow a hwarvosow a vydh ughkargys ha ni ow tegemeres manylyon.

Please contact the organisers for further information and to confirm dates and times. Gwrewgh kestava orth an restryoryon rag pella manylyon ha rag konfyrmya dedhyow hag euryow.


Tuesday 5th March

Bodmin’s nineteenth St Pirantide celebrations will take place on Tuesday 5th March featuring the traditional parade which will assemble in the area of the Town Library in Lower Bore Street (from around at 10:45 am) for a 11.00 a.m. parade with Mayor of Bodmin, Councillor Sara Kinsman to the accompaniment of a Cornish Piper to Mount Folly where Trelawny will be sung after the loudest “Oggy Oggy Oggy” chants in Cornwall and some short speeches.

Once again some 400 children from all of Bodmin’s schools and the surrounding parishes, which includes: Blisland, Cardinham, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Nanstallon and Luxulyan join together for the most important part of the day’s celebrations.  In addition to taking part in the parade, chanting, dancing and singing, they will be performing in St Petroc’s Church after the march.
Bodmin Lion Kevin Marshall who chairs the committee which has been organising Bodmin’s 2019 St Pirantide Celebrations said: “Bodmin will be the only place to be. What makes Bodmin so special is that our day is about the children who are a fundamental and important part of this town and Great County’s future. Their enthusiasm is infectious bringing Cornwall’s traditions alive in a unique way not seen any where else.  The Bodmin Joint St. Piran Committee is delighted to see the event grow year-on-year and include children from neighbouring parishes, united under the umbrella of being Cornish and celebrating our Cornish Patron Saint.

As in previous years Bodmin is expecting to welcome Cornishmen and women from all around the country to take part. Do come and join us on the day you will be more than welcome

10:45am Assemble Lower Bore Street, Bodmin outside the Town Library
11.00am March down Lower Bore St, Fore Street to Mount Folly stopping at the Flamank Stone – accompanied by Cornish Piper and ex-Grand Bard Mervyn Davey, Telynyor an Weryn.
Mount Folly - Speakers Introduced by Bodmin Town Crier, Terry Williams:

The Mayor of Bodmin Sara Kinsman

Children’s Dance arranged by bard Alison Davey, Corolyores

11:30 to 11. 40am Children progress via Priory Park to St Petroc’s Church where they will perform Cornish plays and songs.
12:45am Lunch for children in St. Petroc’s Church

Contact Kevin Marshall 01208 73001 or e-mail

Sunday 3rd March. 2.30pm

Celebrate the Festival Of St Piran. A Pirantide Service at St Winwaldoe Church, Poundstock. Conducted by Rev. David Barnes. Organist Dafydd Thomas. Followed by Refreshments in the Gild House. Everyone welcome!

Also: A Walk with VICKO!

Monday 4th. March

Camborne Library celebrates St. Piran. Open 9 - 5. 10.30 Stories and songs in Cornish. All welcome.


Please see details here.


Tuesday 5th March 

Solempnita Gool Peran Aberfala - St. Piran's celebration in Falmouth

At least 160 children aged 6-12 dancing from The Moor through the streets and back to The Moor.  Live music from Falmouth School band, led by Matt Fox joined by Carrick Consort recorder group and peripatetic Randall Brookes with his accordion.

Led by the Mayor and Gorsedh Kernow representatives. 

Followed by anyone who would like to join in and walk - or just come and watch..

The programme:

09.45 Start to line up on The Moor
09.55 Mayor and Mayoress will join us
10.00 Parade leaves The Moor, lead by Mayor and walkers;Webber St, Market Strand, Prince of Wales Pier, Lower Killigrew St; back to The Moor.
10.30ish Community dancing
10.40ish Swamp Circus
11.00 Refreshments in Wesley Hall (Methodist Church)
11.10  Short explanation about something Kernewek for the children
11.20. St Piran will tell his story.
11.45 Singing of ‘Penn-bloodh Lowen’ in Kernewek to someone.
11.50 Trelawny - first verse in Kernewek

Tuesday 5th March

Dew Vardh (Pol Hodge and Bert Biscoe) at Gerrans Old Cornwall Society

Saturday 2nd. March
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Monday 4th March

Cornish music, songs, poetry and prose for S Piran. Lead by Vaughan

Tuesday 5th March

8pm onwards Yeth an Werin to celebrate St Piran, Royal Standard Gwinnear.  

Tuesday 5th March

8pm-11pm St Piran’s Day Yeth an Werin  at the Blue Anchor, Helston
Dewgh dhe'n Ankor Glas, Hellys, dhe 8 eur rag kewsel neb Kernewek ha kevewya!


Please gather on the Castle Green for when the flag will be piped down from the Castle before processing to the Square. There, former Grand Bard Maureen Fuller
will speak, and then all will move on to the Bell Inn for music, song, pasty etc.
Lanson TIC is organising a St. Piran event in the morning, which will involve local schools. All schools are invited. More details :

Tuesday 5th. March

10:00 -13:00

Pupils meet by castle gate and parade through town to town square. Parade led by mayor, mace bearers, councillors and town crier
Speeches by Mayor, blessing by vicar, some poetry read and pupils and crowd sing Trelawny Bro Goth agan Tasow
Leave town square and move to ‘parade ground’ behind St Mary’s Church where pupils dance – The Children’s Dance, Mr Martin’s Reel, Old Hand in hand and Serpent Dance
Head back to town hall where there is some communal singing, individual schools perform some of their own items.

Saturday 2nd March

2:30pm – 5:30pm   London Cornish Association St Piran’s Day celebration

In celebration of St Piran’s Day, it has been decided that a good venue would be to go to The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB, in very comfortable surroundings.
The nearest Tube is Russell Square(Piccadilly Line) is a 2 minute walk away.  Train Stations a short walk away are King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras.
The Cost is £6.70 for CreamTea with Clotted Cream !
Please let us know if you would like to join us by contacting Carol Goodwin on or by phone 0208 303 9054.
Look forward to seeing you then.

Kernow in The City.


You can download the activities flyer here.

Newquay St Piran’s organisation supports and celebrates the culture and environment that is our Celtic heritage and aims to put Newquay at the heart of St Piran’s celebrations.

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March
Old Cornwall Society Exhibition and Visual Presentation at Cubert.

Saturday 2nd March

(timing TBC - determined by tides)
Newquay Parish Boundary Map produced by Newquay OCS and proposed support from Trenance Cottages (registration, start/finish point) Newquay Lions, Just Breathe Cornwall (Cystic Fibrosis), Cornwall Pride & Urbankelt Live – with music at Trenance.

Trenance Cottages – Barrowfields – Griffin Inn - Town centre (Killacourt/Cribbar) – Harbour - Towan Head - Fistral Beach - East Pentire/Lewinnick Lodge - Pentire Crescent/Penmere Drive – Gannel Estuary/foreshore – Trevemper – Treloggan - Trenance Cottages  - Using Manned checkpoints/Registration/Passport Stamp/ Individual Fund-raising sponsored opportunity

Afternoon OCS Visual Presentation in Cribbar “Old Newquay in Photos”

7.30pm Shout for St Piran at Cribbar Inn - hosted by Oll an Gwella with other local informal choral groups.

Sunday 3rd March

St Piran’s Churches Together Service at St Columb Minor Parish Church, to involve as wide an ecumenical group as possible and agreed service format.

Monday 4th March

St Piran’s Eve Concert at St Michaels Church, featuring Davey & Dyer, Oll an Gwella and MacQuarrie & Toms.

Tuesday 5th March

4.00pm St Piran’s Day Parade (from Victoria Hotel to Cribbar in Gover Lane).  Led by piper and former Grand Bard Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn and supported by schools, Councillors, ‘Cornwall Pride’ organisers and other community, music & dance groups and Bands/Brass ensembles.
4.30-5.30pm at Cribbar Troyll Yowynk An Kriber -  A Cornish ceilidh for schools with songs and dancing.

7.00pm Cornish Ceilidh at Newquay Rowing Club with input from OaG, U3A Dancers, OCS, Rowing Club Singers & friends Raffle all to raise money for local charity.

Saturday 9th March

12.00noon St Piran’s Food Day at the Griffin Hotel – a celebration of Cornish produce with songs from Oll an Gwella, cooking demonstration and pasty making competition, with support from local WI groups and schools.

Tuesday 5th March

The Institute of Cornish Studies based at the Tremough campus, Penryn will be contributing to the campus celebrations on the day. For further details please contact Gary Tredidga by email

Saturday 2nd March

Trovyans Tresor (Treasure Hunt) & Keskerdh Kana (Singing round town) with Golden Tree.

The Exchange Gallery Penzance. Golden Tree "Pensans Treasure Cornish Language Trail", running from 11am - 4pm, is starting at the Exchange Gallery. "Come and get the first stamp for your passport with us. Chons da!" 

Monday 4th March

7pm St Piran-In-Penwith Concert at St John’s Hall, Penzance. Children’s choir and guests, Penzance Guizers.

Tuesday 5th March 

10.15am St Piran Furry. Processional dance and music complete with local dignitaries, starting at 10.15am in Causewayhead, Penzance, ending at St John’s Hall, Penzance for a drink and saffron buns. Please come and wave a flag and join in singing Trelawny!

Sunday 3rd March 

1.30 for 2pm St Piran’s Parade across the dunes to the oratory and old church.
St Austell Brewery will be handing out 'samples'.
Leading the way will be St Piran accompanied by his Stamp and Go with the Perraners.  All welcome, please bring a St Piran flag with you!

The sculptors of the Giant St Piran statue will be present after the procession outside Surf Bay, Perran Sands to tell you about the 'Giants Crossing'.

There will be free parking within the car parks at the holiday park.
For further details see or call 01872 575254

Tuesday 5th March

8.00pm St Piran’s Night Session,  The Seiners Arms, Beachfront, Perranporth, TR6 0DP. 
Cornish music session hosted by Neil Davey and Jen Dyer. Bring an instrument and join in!

Friday 1st. March
7PM - 9PM

Begin your celebrations with a cream tea, songs and music at the Cornish Language Shop Kowsva. All welcome.

Saturday 2nd March

10am till 3pm Redruth St Piran’s Festival

The Heart of Cornish Mining – brings you arguably the biggest St Piran celebration in the world!  Commemorating the patron saint of Tinners, the event will see the town awash with a black and white theme, emulating the colours of the famous St Piran flag.  The celebration, which is marked by Cornish people all over the world, has grown in popularity and 2019 is set to attract more attention than ever. 

Live music and dance, a Cornish market, a classic car display, Talon’s road show, activities and a midday procession, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Redruth has placed itself at the centre of the festivities, and is fast becoming established as a major Cornish centre for high-profile events. 

Once again this year is the inclusion of daffodil displays across the town, partly as a nod to the Welsh celebration of St David’s day on 1st March.  St Piran’s day always falls on 5th March, however many events, such as this one, take place at weekends. For more on events, heritage and activities go to or find us on facebook. On the day, look out for:

12noon Procession through the streets, including school, nursery and community groups, representative of Gorsedh Kernow, dignitaries and our very own town mascot, Tolgus the lamb!

Redruth Town Cornish Market in Market Strand, Market Hall and The Buttermarket.

Classic Cars in Alma Place.

Live Music and Dance by the Tinner’s Hounds & Regal Cinema.

Exhibition in Murdoch House and St Andrew’s Church.

Plus much more!

Contact Lara McShee, Community Projects Manager, email or tel 01209 210038

Tuesday March 5th 7 pm in the Methodist Chapel

St Agnes Old Cornwall Society will meet on Tuesday 5th March, featuring an evening of Cornish entertainment for St Piran’s Day There will be a dramatised reading from Alan Kent's play Bewnans Peran. The village will be bedecked with flags and bunting.


Sunday 24th February - Saturday 2nd March

Following its phenomenal inaugural success last year, Cornish Pasty Week will be returning with another week-long celebration dedicated to Cornwall’s hero food next month. With plenty of opportunities for lovers of Cornish pasties everywhere to get involved, Cornish Pasty Week will run from at the acclaimed World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project.
More info from

Saturday 2nd March

Please see the linked poster which contains a change of venue (also in the notes below).

10am – 2pm St Piran’s celebration Former Eden Project Cafe, White River Place. A community event to celebrate St Pirantide and all things Cornish. One and all welcome. Local arts and crafts stalls, Cornish music and singing, children’s card making, flag making, games. Cornish language corner, local Cornish and heritage groups, refreshments, raffle .
2pm Parade around the town
A parade of troubadours will set off from the café, walk around town led by St Piran and invited musicians including former Grand Bard Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn. Mayor Gary King, Guest speakers en route. With the Grand Bard of Cornwall Elizabeth Carne, Melennek.
3.30pm The celebrations will finish with a traditional music session and Cornish Shout in the White Hart Hotel. Please feel free to join the parade and bring your Cornish flags.

There are plenty of town car parks.

Tuesday 5th. March

This will be the ninth year for St Buryan’s celebration of St Piran. There will be a ‘proper’ cream tea with pasties, heavy cake, splits and hot drinks. A raffle will be held with all the prizes made or grown in Cornwall. 3pm to 5pm. OPEN TO ALL. More details fro Margaret Hosken  01736 810349

Saturday 2nd March

A concert will be on in the Miners’ Chapel, and will feature the Cape Cornwall Singers, St Just Primary School Choir, Twin Harmony and other local groups.
There will be a window-dressing competition for local shops and businesses in St Just, to be judged on 1st March by the heads of St Just Primary and Cape Cornwall schools.  

Tuesday 5th March

10am  Parade from the Primary school to the Plen an Gwari. Every child in the school (180 of them) will be dancing, with a small band to a new tune (the St Piran in St Just Furry).

When the parade reaches the Plen, all of Year 7 from Cape School are scheduled to perform a short play about St Piran . After singing Trelawny  the dance will progress down Chapel Street to the Miners’ Chapel for refreshments.  (Wet weather back-up plan will be in Cape School Hall)

Tuesday 5th March 

1pm  The St Piran's Day march in Truro will leave St George's Road at 1pm and process through town along the usual route to High Cross. We will be joined by several schools and a a choir On the Cathedral steps will be Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, the Lord Lieutenant, Chair of Cornwall Council and the new Bishop of Truro,Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen.

Free pasties will be available at the conclusion of speeches in High Cross.

One and All very welcome.

Contact: Visit Truro Tourist Information, Boscawen Street, Truro TR1 2NE tel 01872 274555.

2.30pm The annual music session will be held in the White Hart pub (An Karow Gwynn) immediately following the events on the steps of Truro cathedral. Come along to drink, chat, dance, sing, play a musical instrument. Hosted by Cornish musician Karenza Wright.

Saturday 9th March
7:30pm St Piran Nos Lowen, Old Bakery Studio with Skillywidden (live Cornish music and dance). Tickets Advance £10/8 On the door £12/10 (under 5’s free)
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For OCS St Piran celebrations, please follow this link:

Tuesday 5th March at 9pm – Trelawny Shout!   
This site will link you to all the participating pubs in Cornwall and beyond. Have a look and see if your local is holding a “Trelawny Shout”.

Will Keating Concerts to celebrate St Piran in Kernow.

Saturday 2nd March - Colwith Farm Distillery - 9pm
Sunday 3rd March - Blue Anchor, Helston - 6.30pm
Tuesday 5th March - Pandora Inn, Malpas - 1pm
Friday 8th March - Woodlane Social Club, Falmouth

Excerpt from The Falmouth Packet

Pubs and choirs across the county are being encouraged to get involved in this year’s mass singing of the Cornish anthem Trelawny.The Trelawny Shout is now a now a firm fixture in the county’s St Piran’s Day celebrations on March 5.It sees groups of gather in pubs all over Cornwall to sing Trelawny together, while raising money for charity.This year is set to be even bigger and better as organisers have opened up the event to allow any charity, small or large, to be the beneficiary of their local’s party.Rebecca Gregson, from the Trelawny Shout organising team based near Truro, said: “It’s about belonging.“We’re not just talking about the Cornish born and bred, although let’s face it, we’re all a bit envious of them! People are proud to say they live and work here all year round, to bring their children up here, to know the dark and muddy months of winter, to understand it can be a tough life here but to live it anyway.“The Trelawny Shout allows us all to join together in a cosy pub on a dark cold night and express our joy in belonging to the Cornish community by belting out the best song in the world - what’s not to like?”

St Austell Brewery will once again be providing a free cask of ale to pubs taking part, to help get the fundraising rolling in.Brewery curator Chris Knight said: “The Trelawny Shout is a heart-warming example of how even the furthest flung village or the largest town can feel a part of a bigger picture on St Piran’s Day.“We love the spirit of the shout and we have supported participating pubs from the outset, offering the free cask to those who commit to doing their bit to fundraise for local causes.”BBC Radio Cornwall will be covering the event in its evening programme with the singing of Trelawny at 9pm too, so that people at home can join in too.If you run a pub, choir or charity that is getting involved, let the event organisers by contacting them through Trelawny Shout’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, or by emailing

Friday March 8th and Saturday March 9th

The Grass Valley Male Voice Choir, director by Eleanor Kenitzer, will hold a St. Piran's concert on Friday, March 8, 7 pm at the United Methodist Church in Grass Valley. The annual pasty tossing contest, featuring the mayors of Grass Valley and Nevada City will be held Saturday, March 9, at 9:30 am beside City Hall at Main and Auburn streets in Grass Valley, designated "the most Cornish spot in America." The police chiefs of the two towns, representatives of services clubs and others will also compete. The raising of the American and Cornish flags and singing of national anthems will proceed the tossing. Bakers will also vie in the annual pasty bake-off.

Background information: St. Piran is to Cornwall what St. Patrick is to Ireland. In fact he brought Christianity to the Celtic land in the southwest corner of Britain. In legend he outwitted menacing giants and taught the Cornish to refine tin The Cornish flag, commonly called St. Piran’s flag, a white cross on a black field, often flies at Grass Valley’s City Hall.
The Cornish, once the world’s preeminent hard-rock miners, came from their homeland with the know-how to tap the deep veins when gold in quartz was discovered near Grass Valley. The Americans called them “Cousin Jacks,” and Cornish women became “Cousin Jennies.”

St. Piran’s Day sponsors include the Grass Valley Downtown Association; City of Grass Valley; GV Male Voice Choir; GV United Methodist Church; GV-Bodmin Sister Cities; Tess’ Kitchen Store and California Cornish Cousins. At last year’s events all the dogs were well-behaved, none broke free, and all got a taste of pasty. Even for a creature living in the moment, St. Piran’s is a day to remember.

Sunday 3rd March

The Cornish in Mineral Point, Wisconsin will be joining the St Piran celebrations with a Pasty dinner 12.30pm on Sunday at the Walker House - St Piran's Flags will be flying!


To download a free St Piran resource pack with recipes, songs, dances, vocabulary and a liuttle bit of history please see


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