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VIDEO: Cornish jukebox captures the Duchy's traditions

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

VIDEO: Cornish jukebox captures the Duchy's traditions
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An evocative video of traditional Cornish pub singing has been launched in the run-up to next Wednesday's St Piran's Day.

The film, entitled 'A Cornish Jukebox' and produced by tourism development company Visit Cornwall, joins the Cape Cornwall Singers in a traditional pub singing session at The Star in St Just.

The group of 17 working men are captured sining tunes which were once sung in Cornish mines and to the rhythm of the sea.

Many of the songs are now Cornish anthems and provide onlookers with an often spontaneous form of local entertainment.

Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, explains: “Cornwall is spectacularly beautiful and full of charm, however many existing, and more importantly potential new visitors, do not realise the character and warmth of our people and communities.

"A Cornish Jukebox showcases the soul of Cornwall and the spirit of those living on the edge of the ocean at a time when we are celebrating the patron saint of Cornwall, St Piran.”

A Cornish Jukebox was produced by De Facto Films and features ‘Cornwall My Home’ which was especially written for the Cape Cornwall Singers by Harry ‘Safari’ Glasson.

Producer, Emma George, said: "It was important for us to capture the spontaneity of the singing to show that Cornish singers sing for the love of it, they sing for themselves not for an audience - it is just part of Cornish life.

"Similar scenes take place in pubs all over Cornwall and we wanted to re-create this for A Cornish Jukebox.”

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