It’s music all the way this weekend with Carn to Cove’s spring season getting firmly underway on Saturday 23rd January from 7pm in Praa Sands Community Centre with a performance by rising folk star Edwina Hayes. Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans. Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister’s Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube. Edwina sings a selection of her own songs and favourite cover songs, interspersed with lively and good humoured chat.
Continuing the American theme, Cahooty are back with their latest show ‘Hillbilly Highway’ featuring the band’s energetic and unique acoustic take on familiar songs from over the last 60 years. With multi layered harmony vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and double bass their show delivers an exciting and original contemporary mix of bluegrass, country blues, rock’n’roll and rockabilly served up with buckets full of humour and enthusiasm . One of the busiest and most popular bands working in Cornwall over the last 10 years Cahooty perform unlikely songs from different genres and times with an expertise and an original twist that appeals to people of all ages. They’re performing on Saturday 30th January at 7:30pm in Lamorna Village Hall (01736 731969).
And finally at the other end of the musical spectrum, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are back in Cornwall presenting BSO Resonate Strings – a group of five musicians, each of whom represents one of the string sections of the BSO. The ensemble aims to inspire people of all ages through live performances in familiar surroundings, with musicians exploring a sound world that thrills and entertains. Their accessible and popular ‘Serenade’ programme includes – Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Vivaldi – Winter from The Four Seasons, Mozart – Divertimento in D, Warlock- Capriol Suite, Holst- Jig from St Paul’s Suite, Joplin – Chrysanthemums Rag, Mancini – Moon River, and more. There are two performances from the group – on Monday 1st February at 8pm in Hall for Gwinear (01736 850506) and Tuesday 2nd February @ 7:30pm at The Tolmen Centre, in Constantine (01326 341353).
You can book tickets online at www.crbo.co.uk or by calling in to local box offices in Bodmin, Fowey, Launceston, Looe, Newquay, Penzance, St Austell, St Ives or Truro. Full details by calling CRBO on 01726 879500. If you are interested in joining the mailing list to receive a brochure, or wish to enquire about including your community on the scheme, please contact Tim or Claire on 01209 312500.