St. Piran's Events 2018/Hwarvosow Peran 2018

Updated 2nd. March/Nowedhys 2a a vis Meurth

Photos from the St. Piran's celebrations in Redruth on Saturday 4th. March 2017.



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




Monday 5th March
11.00am the celebrations will commence with a parade which will leave from the Library on Lower Bore Street, stopping at the Flamank Stone, and on down through the town to Mount Folly where invited dignitaries will address the gathered crowd. Speakers - introduced by Bodmin Town Crier, Terry Williams will be the Mayor of Bodmin Sara Kinsman and  Scott Mann, MP.
11.30am to 11.40am Children will then continue singing and dancing, led by piper and Grand Bard of Cornwall Merv Davey via Priory Park to St Petroc’s Church where they will perform Cornish plays and songs.
For further details contact Bodmin Tourist Information Centreemail or call 01208 73001 or visit
or Kevin Marshall on email


Sunday 4th March
2.30pm Celebrate the Festival of St Piran with the Bude Stratton and District Old Cornwall Society at
St Winwaloes Church, Poundstock, conducted by Cornish bard Rev George Rowe (Jori) Map An Alsyow Kledh, with Cornish readings and music with Organist Dafydd Thomas. Refreshments after in the Gild House, everyone welcome.
Saturday 3rd March
The Cousin Jack Classic III
10am The Original Tin Coast Adventure. Help us celebrate St.Piran's Day by honouring and paying tribute to our brave and hardworking ancestors who prevailed in finding a better way of life by taking on the coastal mining challenge of running from Cape Cornwall to The Island in St.Ives.
Category SWCP Trail
Length 17.4 Miles/35 Miles
HQ is Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure Club, St Just, Cornwall, UK (Classic Jack TR19 7NL The Surfhouse, The Island, St Ives,Uk (Ultra Jack) TR26 2SY TR19 7NN) map
Entries close midday Tuesday 27th February 2018


Friday 2nd March
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cornish Dance Night at the Academy Music & Arts Theatre, with Skillywidden.  More details from

Monday 5th March
The Institute of Cornish Studies will be contributing to the campus celebrations on the day. As part of that we will be holding a Cornish language history workshop in the afternoon (exact time tbc) involving our language postgrad students in association with the Cornish Language Office at Lys Kernow.
For further details please contact Gary Tredidga by email


Monday 5th March  
Parade with schoolchildren dancing to music. Led by the Mayor and other dignitaries. All welcome.
Parade leaves The Moor at 10.00, goes along Webber St, Prince of Wales Pier, Killigrew St, back to The Moor for community dancing and Swamp Circus.
Refreshments in Methodist church afterwards, with story telling for the children to follow, ending with the singing of Trelawny - probably 1st verse in Kernewek.
Contact Vicki Ferguson


Saturday 3rd March
11am to 3pm Join us at Gunnislake St Piran’s Festival 2018 for a celebration of all things Cornish including music, produce and food. This new event is to be held in Gunnislake Village Hall, Fore Street, Gunnislake, PL18 9BN so come and join the fun, no matter what the weather.  All welcome.


Monday 5th March
Join us at Trelowarren for a special St Piran’s Day celebration feast in the New Yard Restaurant.

Your Cornish MC will introduce the evening and talk us through each stage of the feast, we will start in the courtyard with a pre dinner drink, nibbles and entertainment from a traditional Cornish singer before moving into the restaurant for a 3 course supper at our feasting table.

Each dish served will be a modern spin on historic Cornish foods from our area on the Lizard, watch this space for the menu. £45 per person.

More details to follow but places are strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.


Monday 26th February – Saturday 3rd March  CORNISH PASTY WEEK – THE LONDON TAKE-OVER

To kick off the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week the Cornish Pasty Association, the trade association behind this initiative, will be taking the Cornish pasty to the capital, culminating in the World Pasty Championships back at the Eden Project. Lots of special offers on pasties during this week.
More info from
or follow on Facebook @cornishpastyassociation or Twitter @Cornishpasties1

Saturday 3rd March - Kernow in the City
We’ll be gathering again to celebrate London's St Pirans party in the heart of Shoreditch. Once again we have an unmissable line-up of Cornish contemporary music, dance and comedy coming up from the Duchy. We kick off with Helston's ACCIDENTAL HERO whose modern acoustic guitar sound is influenced by the likes of Donovan, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake. Check out his Penrose Road demo from a few years ago here We then give a London stage debut to up-and-coming comedian MELANIE DREW who draws on 30-odd years of a colourful but often challenging life in west Cornwall. SKILLYWIDDEN take to the stage next, to get you all on your feet and dancing nos lowen-style. Renowned for whipping up wild nights of Cornish dancing, their line-up includes members of KitC stalwarts Dalla, as well as special guests drawn from the cream of Cornish musical talent. After the traditional Trelawny shout, we end the evening with a return visit from Ruarri Joseph, this time in the form of the acclaimed WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR. Their bluesy indie-Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform and has been described as “stomping country rock veering into stoner grunge”. Playing tracks from their might fine debut album Proud Disturber of the Peace, make sure you don't miss what will surely be a barnstorming climax to the evening. 

With pasties from Warrens Bakery and Betty Stogs from Skinner's Brewery, its gonna be another memorable Kernow in the City, so come all you Cornish boys'n'maids, Celtic cousins and Londoners all to celebrate St Pirans at the Rich Mix London. Tickets on sale here  


Monday 5th March
7pm for 7.30pm Join Mullion Old Cornwall Society for their annual St Pirantide dinner at Mullion Golf Club with entertainment, giant raffle and more! Tickets £15 inc carvery, sweet and coffee, to book please contact Mary Gilbert by email 240203/


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.

Thursday 1st March
Blystra Arts are arranging an exhibition at Lighthouse Cinema – part of their “Time & Tide” project.
Also Newquay Library will host a postcard exhibition and artistic activities.

Saturday 3rd March
From 11.00am St Piran’s Charity Surf Fest/Fun Day including surfing films at The Walkabout, with Surfers against Sewage.
12.00 – 2.00pm Cornish themed lunch, with Oll an Gwella Chorus, at the Great Western Hotel.
2.30pm Trenance Cottages – Newquay Old Cornwall Society visual presentation “Old Newquay in photos”

Sunday 4th March
10.30am Anglo-Cornish bi-lingual eucharist service at St Michael’s Church for St Piran’s Eve.
12.30pm – 2pm  Lunchtime singing at the Central Inn with Oll an Gwella and the Newquay Rowing Clib Singers.
7.00pm St Piran’s Eve Charity Cornish Concert at St Michaels Church with U3A ladies dance group, Newquay Male Voice Choir, Oll an Gwella and the Newquay Rowing Club Singers.

Monday 5th March
4pm St Piran’s Day Parade led by “Newquay boy” and Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow Merv Davey on his Cornish bagpipes, will leave the Killacourt at 4.00pm, arriving at Gover Lane by around 4.20pm (please note the parade will be going through Newquay in the opposite direction to previous years). In Gover Lane, the parade will finish at around 4.30pm in the lower bar of The Cribbar (with kind permission of the Stonegate group). Here there will be a performance of Newquay’s own Heva dance with U3A dancers and a performance of the Heva song featuring Oll an Gwella, to mark the finish of the Parade. There will then be further contributions of Cornish folk songs from schools after Cllr Margaret North, Newquay Mayor, and Merv Davey have each given a short address, by way of welcome.

7pm Cornish Ceilidh at Newquay Rowing Club with more music and dance, as well as the ‘Trelawney Shout’ – very much enjoyed by all!

For more info about all these events please contact Rob Spowart tel 01637 879446  mob 07436 007914 (unfortunately - limited signal at home) or email

There’s also lots of other events going on in Newquay for the St Piran’s weekend, including Cornish produce markets, a mini-ale festival, children’s activities and Cornish-themed menus especially prepared by many of Newquay’s food and drink establishments.


Sunday 4th March
11.15am Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7EW. St Piran Service in the Museum with Rev Karsten Wedgewood and music by Jan Beare and Marc Cragg. Free entry for everyone attending the service.
2pm  Talk in The Dry with a former Geevor tin miner.
More details from or tel Sonia Kuefer on 01736 788662.


Friday 2nd March
7pm St Piran-In-Penwith concert at St John’s Hall. Penzance. Children’s choir and guests, Penzance Guizers.

Monday 5th March
10.15am St Piran Furry. Processional dance, starting at 10.15am in Causewayhead, Penzance, ending at St John’s Hall, Penzance for a drink and saffron buns.


Sunday 4th March
1.30pm for 2pm St Piran's Parade with the play produced by the St Piran Trust, across the dunes at Perranporthwhere according to legend the revered saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD. Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish Flag.
You can take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts. Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.  The procession will be led by the Falmouth Marine Band.
Also, the Cornish Embassy will be parked at SURF BAY, get your Cornish passport stamped upstairs and enjoy a sample from Cornish brewers on the lower deck.

New St Piran this year, the great, the one and only Pol Hodge with his animals plus the Falmouth Marine Band and Stamp & Go with the Perraners. The Grand Bard will greet you at the oratory then hear good news about its future. Parade to the old church and cross with St Piran and his animals. After, please join us in Surf Bay bar/restaurant where Dew Vardh (Two Bards) will entertain with music and wit. We hope the Breton sculptors will be here to meet you with updates of the granite St Piran and his journey across to Brittany.
There will be free parking within the car parks at the holiday park.
For further details see or call 01872 575254

Monday 5th March
7pm to 9pm Will Keating's St Piran's Day event at the Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach, featuring guests Kemysk and others.


Saturday 3rd March
12noon to 8pm The Mighty Mighty St Piran’s Party at the Dynamite Valley Brewing Company, Viaduct Works, Frog Hill, Ponsanooth, Truro, TR3 7JW. More info from tel 01872 864532 email or find them on Facebook.


Saturday 3rd March
7.30pm for 8pm BANDS BY THE SANDS - Celebrate St Piran's day with the best of new Cornish folk music to get your feet moving. With Tom O Reilly and the Swaggers and Tinners Rabbit.
Winners of Kan Rag Kernow 2016, the Swaggers were selected to represent Cornwall at the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland, and at the Lorient Interceltic Festival 2016 and 2017 in Brittany. The Swaggers have been featured live on BBC Introducing Cornwall and their debut album ‘One Fine Day’ received an outstanding review from Unsigned and Independent Magazine. They bring you original, foot stomping folk music on fiddle, double bass and guitar.
‘Refreshingly authentic music with raw folk energy, the attitude of punk and the rebel yells of country music’ - London Celtic-punk Review

Tinners Rabbit - a new band with three accomplished musicians. The haunting harmonies of Kat’s soothing vocal and Annissia’s wistful cello intertwine, telling folklore and awakening the imagination to the spirits and past lives lived upon the land. Completing the line up is the folk-fiddler Will Halwyn who led the mighty Pentorr for many years, a celtic-festival favourite and well-known folk-band in the Cornish scene.

Porthtowan Village Hall, Porthtowan, TR4 8AD.  Doors open at 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm.
Tickets £6 from or contact


Saturday 3rd March 
Redruth Piran Fest –Contact: Lara McShee, Community Projects Manager. 01209 210038)
For full programme please see
Redruth Old Cornwall Society will be there too!

10am – 3pm  St Piran’s Day exhibition “Saints, Pilgrimages and Holy Wells” by the Redruth Story Group in Redruth Baptist Church, 8 Penryn Street. Hot soup and other home made refreshments available all day, everyone welcome.


Saturday 3rd March
10am to 12noon St Agnes Village will be be-decked with St Piran flags and there will be a coffee morning and photo display in the Church Hall.


Monday 5th March
3pm  For the last nine years St Buryan Old Cornwall Society has been holding a St Piran's Day Proper Tea with splits with jam and cream, saffron cake, heavy cake(light) and small pasties. Raffle with all Cornish items. Meet in the Village Hall at 3.00 p.m.  All welcome.


Saturday 3rd March
The Saints Way Pilgrimage
Cornwall's Pilgrims Group's Annual Night Hike/Pilgrimage to Perranporth, to then join in with the St Piran's Day procession and St Piran Play across the dunes to St Piran's Oratory.  A 7 mile walk through the night from Truro with a few ales and 1 mile walk on to the dunes the next day. More to be announced here the closer the event.

Monday 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 who are working with Truro artist, Charlotte Davis, to celebrate St Piran creatively.
Free pasties will be available at the conclusion of speeches in High Cross. One and All are very welcome.
Contact: Visit Truro Tourist Information, Boscawen Street, Truro TR1 2NE tel 01872 274555.

2.30pm There will also be the annual music session 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. Contact: Matthew Clarke 07870 443535.


Monday 5th March
9pm  Cornish Music with Belerion (Jan, Vaughan & Trystan) to celebrate St Piran’s Day at the Gurnard’s Head, near Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast between St Ives and St Just in Penwith.  All welcome.


For OCS St Piran celebrations, please follow this link:


Monday 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”.


Saturday 3rd March
10.30 am until 2.30 pm With a beautiful sunny day forecast in Ballarat, Victoria and a temperature of 27 degrees, why not join us in the Skipton Street Hall for our St Piran's Day celebrations?
A shared lunch will be served at 12.15 pm - if attending please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.
Neil Thomas, President of the Cornish Association of Victoria, Geelong branch, will be our speaker and there will be displays of historical photos and reports to see.

From 12.30pm Cornish Association of New South Wales St Piran’s Celebration & 43 year lunch Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryedale Road, West Ryde, Sydney, NSW after our Association's AGM.
All welcome - not just for members. Huge buffet lunch $45 each for non members, children's prices on application. Come along and enjoy great food, good chat and fine entertainment. Lucky door for prizes. Sales table and library. Plenty of parking under the club, off Wattle Street, and 100m from West Ryde Station, between Hornsby & Strathfield. Lift from car park levels.
Please email our Secretary Chris Dunkerley at  for more information.

Monday 5th March
11.30am for 12 noon At the AGM of the Southern Sons of Cornwall, Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia it was voted that the venue for the St Piran's Day celebration would be the Portside Cafe, 58 Owen St, Huskisson, NSW  Please let Sonia know by Tuesday 27th February if you are attending to enable her to book the tables, also feel free to bring a friend.
Email : Phone 44218187


Saturday March 10th
St Piran Celebrations Downtown Grass Valley

Advance notice - PLOUIDER, BRITTANY

Vallee des Saints where the statue of St Piran will be installed in July 2018



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

The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies also have details of St. Piran's events.


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