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Perranporth celebrates ‘The Voice of Cornwall’
A special anniversary concert to celebrate the life of Brenda Wootton has been commissioned for this year’s Lowender Peran Festival
Lowender Peran, a celebratory festival of Cornwall’s cultural and Celtic heritage, will be showcasing a major anniversary concert to honour the remarkable career of Cornish singer and Radio Cornwall presenter Brenda Wootton who died in 1994.
Described as ‘The Voice of Cornwall’, Newlyn born Wootton enjoyed huge success
not only in Cornwall but internationally, playing sell out concerts in prestigious venues such as the Olympia Music Hall in Paris. The concert at Lowender Peran has been made possible with funding from Feast and support from Cornwall Music Forum. The concert will bring together four young local singer songwriters; Kezia, Andrew Bate, Emily Howard, and Ryan Jones, who will give their own contemporary take on songs Brenda made famous. The concert finale will be a collabortion between talented local folk singer and musician Richard Trethewey and Camborne Town Band.
There is also a full schedule of fantastic performances of music, dance, song and storytelling lined up for this year’s Lowender Peran which will be taking place from 16-20th October 2013 in Perranporth.
Highlights not to be missed include a talk about the exciting exploratory work of the ‘Lost Church’, St Piran’s Oratory, which begins this autumn. The talk will take on Thursday 17th October, and will include an update from Colin Retallick of the St Piran Trust. Local historian”
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