“Saint Piran National Day latest update from Redruth:
Just back from a packed and very enthusiastic meeting at the Town Hall. The Grand Bard will be joined by several other Bards of Gorsedh Kernow and will make an address in Cornish and English as will the Mayor of Redruth and the Rector of Reduth all of whom speak Corniah.
Our youngest Cornish speaker very aptly named Piran aged 12 years, will speak in Cornish whilst laying the commemmoration at the foot of the Miner's Statue in memory of those Cornish Miners around the world who gave their lives.
Wall to wall Cornish music at the main town car park which has been closed by Cornwall Council for the day.
Cornwall Councillor Bert Biscoe and Bard Pol Hodge will be joining in.
Look out for our Cornish speaking Town Crier and Chair of the Chamber of Commerce (himself from London but now adopted Cornish!) Every business in the town is involved.
All local schools are participating. Drawings and paintings by the children of the Curnow Special School will be on display in Boots. 'Cornwall my homeland' is the theme.
The Arts Department at the Redruth Comprehensive are coming up with a remarkable and special project. Look out for it!
By popular demand, the Cornish National Anthem 'Trelawny' will be sung at the stage in the main car park part way through the procession.
Several choirs are to be present so this should be great.
Processional bands wearing kilts and playing Cornish bagpipes will be leading and bringing up the procession - Bagas Degol and Bagas Crowd.
Stalls in the car park.
Kressen Kernow in Alma Place will be open all day by Cornwall Council with children's workshops. Murdoch House will be open for light ongoing refreshments and illustrative histories of the Cornish.
The town will be decked in our National colours.”
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