Martha Tilston, Penryn-based singer-songwriter, has a big local following, as well as an international reputation. With seven albums to her name, Martha will be playing material from her latest, ‘Nomad’, as well as old favourites. Backed by her superb band, Martha’s crystal-clear vocals will inspire and captivate, and her charismatic stage presence will delight her audience.
“Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life” – Guardian
Tickets £11, £10 (concessions), £5 (children)Book Online
A four day extravaganza of workshops, masterclasses and inspired performances ranging through jazz, flamenco, rock and blues to Renaissance music.
Thursday’s headline act is Mick Abrahams. The legendary Jethro Tull guitarist will be giving masterclasses in the afternoon as well as his solo accoustic set in the evening. Friday night is a double bill; psychedelic blues rock band The Moon Music Orchestra and Stonephace, the new jazz combo featuring Larry Stabbins (Working Week) and Adrian Utley (Portishead). Saturday’s classical day is headlined by the outstanding Silesian Guitar Octet and Sunday is early music day as the renowned Daughters of Elvin round off the whole symposium with their own multi-instrumental renaissance style. A host of other superb performers are scheduled throughout the four days. Click here for details of each day’s programme: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4, or download a PDF version of the Guitar Symposium flyer with full programme details. Produced by Ben Salfield Sponsored by Classic Cottages, SITA and Trevarno. Evening Performances £10.
A master of slide, finger-style, and percus- sive guitar, Bob’s exhilarating show spans the global and musical spectrum. His playing resonates with elements of blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, and even the most modern hip-hop and ska beats.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, the BCO evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy camp fires. As fantastically exciting as they are musically impressive, they journey far and wide across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas.With immense skill and profound musicianship, they have won acclaim from fans, fellow musicians and critics alike for their electrifying and entertaining shows.
Tickets £11, £10Book Online
In 1966 Wizz Jones brought his friend Ralph McTell down to Cornwall busk and to play at the Folk Cottage. Nearly half a century later, now both legends in the folk/blues world, they finally got together to record their first album, appropriately called ‘About Time’, and gathering 5-star reviews in the press. This is a rare and truly unmissable chance to hear these two master performers together, back in Cornwall, singing and playing a wide range of tunes and songs. Book now!
Tickets £17.50 (no concessions)