Redruth St Piran Celebrations Go From Strength to Strength

Redruth St Piran Celebrations Go From Strength to Strength

Get ready for a sea of black and white Cornish flags as Redruth readies to mark the the Cornish National patron saint of tinners at the 2015 St Piran’s festival.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015, with the noonday procession of hundreds including ‘St Piran’ himself, local school children, the Grand Bard and Gorsedh Kernow representatives, MP George Eustice, local politicians and Councillors, members of the Old Cornwall Societies and Celtic League and Cornish musicians taking centre stage.

With the co operation and help of many others in the community including a very enthusiastic town council, Redruth now hosts one of the largest St Piran celebrations in the world, very apt for a town which is termed the ‘World Capital of Cornish Mining’. Once the urban centre of the Cornish Mining industry, Redruth is now at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Redruth St Piran’s Festival guide has been published online and has also been distributed across the town.

Choirs will lead the singing of Trelawny by the town clock at the end of the procession. Redruth Youth Council will be out on the day asking the public how they feel this year’s St Piran’s Festival has gone.

There will also be a free children’s town trail to celebrate the ‘Brewing up the Past’ project capturing the history of the former Redruth Brewery site as well as a mock St Piran's dig for children and much, much more.

Cornish music, bands, dance groups, street acts, mummers, the famous Penkevyll the 'Oss from the far west of Cornwall and others will provide free entertainment together with steam engines and amusements including a beer festival at St Rumon's Club as well as a karaoke competition. A Cornish craft fair and children's roundabout will be held at Redruth Methodist Church at the Wesley Centre and joining all the events together will be a FREE bus service in the shape of 'Dumpy' a classic coach offering an hop on and off route around the town.

Murdoch House will be open for refreshments and several food and drink outlets and even a hog roast will be available.

The evening sees a FREE huge Cornish music performance very suitable for all the family, where Cornish dancing is encouraged by everyone at the Redruth Community Centre in Chapel Street from 7pm to 11.30pm featuring popular local acts Bert Biscoe & Pol Hodge, Steve Harris, Hanterhir, Whippletree and Tredanek with a licensed bar available. Meanwhile, St. Rumon's Club in Penryn Street feature the ever popular Rudi's Message at 9.30pm.

PDF access to our Piran Fest guide here:

Copies are also available from Redruth Town Council – contact Lara Hill, Community Projects Manager, on 01209 210038 or email or from any shop or business in Redruth!

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