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Cornish Music

 Proper Cornish CDs

Best Selling Cornish Music CDs - and a few other things

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Hear Ian`s SONGS of CORNWALL
on YouTube

 

 

If you`ve already heard Ian`s first album

21 SONGS of CORNWALL

(or even if you haven`t!)

you`ll certainly enjoy his two new

Cornish Music CDs,  and maybe other

collections listed on this page.

Details of Ian`s illustrated 80-page book
The Amazing Story of THE FLORAL DANCE
are also available below.
E-mail Ian

 

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For full details, click HERE or on the image above

 

 

A brief description of each item is given below.

For full details, complete lists of songs, and

some (mp3) audio extracts  from each CD,

please click on any cover or title (left or below)

All CDs are GBP 10 plus GBP 2 p/p each.
To Order for same day mailing, click Buy Now

To order 21 SONGS of CORNWALL click below

Quick Links to Full Details of Ian`s Cornish Music CDs, Song Lists & Musical Extracts

21 SONGS of CORNWALL      SINGING for CORNWALL       SWITCHED-ON CORNWALL 

   SONGS of  DEVON          THE FLORAL DANCE  

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   SINGING for CORNWALL

    Many of these tracks could have
    been on the first CD, but were left
    out simply through lack of space -
    so here they are, along with some
    well-known dance tune arrangements.

 

     SWITCHED-ON CORNWALL

Ian`s fondness for musical arrangement has  free rein in these entertaining and novel electronic adventures. Cornish music as never   heard before.

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xFrom across the Tamar

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GOLDEN SONGS of DEVON

   Believe it or not, this new CD is the ONLY
album of Devonshire songs currently available.
Tavistock Goosey Fair, Widecombe Fair and
many other fine but lesser-known songs, plus
two of Ian`s own songs on Devonshire themes.

 

 

WELCOME TO MORWELLHAM          

 Featuring Ian`s tribute song to the famous
Museum site on the Tamar, a sort of Singing Guidebook! Packaged for sale there, this CD contains exactly the same Devon songs as the album opposite

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For the young `uns

 

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   FUNNIEST ANIMAL ALBUM

   Fun-songs for children - 7 about animals
  & pets, 8 about sports and games-u-like -
  or don`t like, including Monopoly,Chess,
  Cross-Country Running,Windsurfing,
  and a wacky new game called Netfooty.

       

FATHER CHRISTMAS SONG

More children`s songs, headed by the title
track telling us how to keep Santa sweet on  Christmas Eve - plus an extra batch of  8 favourites that mums and dads may well remember.

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xEssential Cornish Reading

Published in 2003, "The Amazing Story of THE FLORAL DANCE" has been read with interest here and abroad.

Features: Historic photographs from Helston      Pictures of composer Katie Moss and her family       Musical extracts    

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From its origins in the
`quaint old Cornish town`
of Helston in 1911...

 

...to its world-wide fame as the Bestselling Ballad of all time

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From its rebirth as a Brass Band favourite...

 

...to its place in the history of Cornish Music

Click the image above to visit  www.floraldance.com for full details, pictures etc. Price GBP 10

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Ian writes:-

What price tradition?

Visit Helston on Flora Day, and you will hear the Town Band play the traditional Furry Dance tune many, many times over. The shape of the tune has remained unchanged for years, and the instrumental arrangement has never officially been written down, though I did it one Flora Day in Helston while preparing this book.
Go to any Furry Dance in a village or town outside Helston, however, and you will NOT hear the Helston version.  No other Brass Bands play the tune in the same way.
Is this an example of sturdy Cornish independence? Not so: if it were, each local band would have its own version of the music, different from all its neighbours`, and this is not the case either! In fact, ALL bands outside Helston play the tune in the same way as each other, and none of them even seem aware that it`s not the Helston version.
How has this come about ? Should we care? After all, tradition nowadays is regarded as a living thing, capable of change. But why should change be merely the product of ignorance?

Why, also, do millions of people the world over, including the Cornish, refer to this ancient tradition by the wrong (English) name - Floral Dance - and why do Cornish folks not seem to care about that either?

Cornwall has been, for nearly sixty years, happy to play and hear a corrupt English version of our most ancient tune, and continues, in total ignorance or apathy, to call it by a corrupt English name.

Self-rule, anyone?     (IM)

In his illustrated 80-page book  "The Amazing Story of THE FLORAL DANCE"    Ian Marshall addresses these questions and suggests simple but sensible answers.

Quick Links to Full Details, Song Lists & Musical Extracts

21 SONGS of CORNWALL      SINGING for CORNWALL       SWITCHED-ON CORNWALL 

   SONGS of  DEVON          THE FLORAL DANCE