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Rich mix of Cornish talent in London

By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

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NOW in its fifth year, Kernow In The City returns to the Rich Mix Arts Centre, Shoreditch in March for a night of Cornish music, culture and language to celebrate St Piran’s Day.

This year’s theme is Cornwall's native language, Kernewek. Headliners Dalla are the internationally acclaimed leading lights of Cornish traditional music and they sing in their native Cornish language.

Louis Eliot, pictured, is the former frontman of Rialto who scored three Top 40 singles in the Britpop era. He now has an acclaimed solo career with his most recent album Kittow’s Moor attracting four-star reviews from some of the most respected music magazines.

“Winning blend of rustic charm and urban cool” Uncut

A hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Casio rappers Hedluv + Passman bring their songs about pasty etiquette and the challenges of swimming in the sea, with added extreme dance moves.

“Dancing in the aisles funny” Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords)

Led by Cornishman Jake Calladine, Brighton-based group Woodland Blue kick off the night with their mixture of folk-inspired melodies, experimental guitar sounds and grooving rhythms. Their new EP is produced by Kate Walsh’s producer Tim Bidwell.

The bilingual (Cornish and English) comperes for the evening are comedy duo The Cornish Oafs who use the Cornish language in their act in order to give their comedy a unique edge and to educate audiences about the language.

Proper Cornish pasties from www.thecornwallproject.co.uk and some of the region’s fine ales will be on sale at the event.

If you’re in London on Saturday, March 1 don’t miss it.

Doors at 7.30pm, tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door from www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/kernow-in-the-city-2014/ or ring 0207 6137498.

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