The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine, Cornwall. Many residents and friends enjoy events here; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the Centre has built up an excellent reputation in the Cornish arts community.
Miracle, Cube, Cscape, and Pipeline theatre companies are regular visitors both to perform and to develop new work.
The Café Tolmen is often open for meals when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 340630 to pre-book your meal from 6pm.
The Tolmen Centre is a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteer help – no-one gets paid for their time. This creates a rather special ethos around the place – and allows us to be ambitious in what we promote and undertake.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Tolmen Centre, with some exceptional music and theatre events this summer. We know it’s been a tough year and it may take a while for everyone to be ready to return to live events but we’re ready to welcome you!
As restrictions are gradually relaxed, we hope that the Café Tolmen and full audiences will return, but we will keep you updated. Our online booking system can be easily accessed through the link below.
Tuesday June 29th 2021
AT CONSTANTINE SCHOOL
MIRACLE THEATRE PRESENTS STARCRAZY
In association with Carn to Cove and with help from The Tolmen Centre.
A welcome return to Constantine for Cornwall’s renowned theatre company – producers of wonderful outdoor shows for the summer.
Tickets are available online only from the Carn to Cove or via the Miracle website.
Saturday July 3rd 2021
Tickets £12.50 (under-16 £6.25)
Call Barbara on 01326 340630 to book Café Tolmen.
Saturday July 17th 2021
The Blackheart Orchestra
With their Top 20 charting album Mesmeranto, and Chrissy Mostyn recently voted in the Top 10 world female vocalists, the UK’s inspirational award-winning electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take their music to a new, unexplored dimension. Described as “A mesmerizing powerhouse” “A life-enhancing listening event” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today” vocalist Chrissy Mostyn and multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington combine classical influences with vintage synthesisers and ultra contemporary electronica to create music that takes over the senses.
Tickets £12 (children £6)
Saturday September 4th 2021
The Odd Folk
The best folk band you’ve never heard of…” say the Guardian; a collection of multi-instrumentalists who swap styles as often as they swap instruments. A “passionately ramshackle” quintet playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” while journeying around Europe in a vintage Renault 4. Equally at home on the main stage or the corner of an old barn, the boys treat each gig with the same gusto, bringing you their high octane, theatrical stories and songs in a journey through just about every genre of music.
Pre-show cafe meals (if permitted) must be booked in advance by phoning 01326 340630.
Saturday October 2nd 2021
Thomas Gabriel, eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, is looking to the future while also honouring the Cash family history. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, Thomas seamlessly blends Country, Americana and Rock to create his personal sound and thus, is carving his very own path. An evening of stories and songs.
Tuesday November 9th 2021
Dynamic Scottish modern folk trio make their welcome return: their last appearance here was a roof-raising triumph: don’t miss them.
One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation.
Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fuse concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling signature sound that has captivated audiences around the globe.
Tickets £14 (16 & under £7)
Friday November 19th 2021
‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019. In autumn 2019 he was also nominated for three RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.
From March 2020 he attracted up to 85,000 viewers for his run of twenty-five weekly live streamed concerts every Sunday night at 10pm, which concluded at the end of August.
‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo
Pre-show cafe meals (from 6pm) bookable via Barbara on 01326 340630