Nos Lowen

Thursday 17th August 2023
8:00 pm

£7 Advance, £10 On The Door, Under 16s Free

Event Description

What is NOS LOWEN??   “.. a kind of madcap Cornish ceilidh”  according to The Guardian.

It’s a lively, fun night where you’ll be encouraged to join in with simple dances to great tunes played by Penzance band JACKSON’S CLARET.

Nos Lowen is Cornish for “happy night” and is a recently developed style of Cornish-Celtic dance featuring only Cornish dances. 

It’s a new way of celebrating ancient Cornish regional dances placing greater emphasis on simpler, repetitive dances resulting in tribal trance-like states and increased audience participation. 

JACKSON’S CLARET are new champions of Cornish traditional music who perform Cornish tunes and songs from the 1700s up until the present day. The combination of Melodeon (John Gallagher), Bouzouki & vocals (Pete London), Bodhran (Kate Evans) and fiddle (Andy Law), breathes new life into arrangements of well-known and more obscure Cornish songs, tunes and dances.

All proceeds to be donated to Montol Festival – a Penzance celebration of Winter Solstice

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