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St Piran's Celebrations 2019


Bude & Stratton OCS













at 2.30pm


Conducted by Rev David Barnes


Organist Dafydd Thomas



Followed by Refreshments in the Gild House








Porthleven OCS 


Porthleven OCS  Event at 10am on Tues 5th March on the  Porthleven Harbourhead    

The children from Porthleven. Breage. Sithney&Trannack. Schools will perform Cornish Dances under instruction from Alex Taylor of Tros anTres Dance group . Penzance.

Last year we were snowed off. The year before soaked through in the rain... Lets hope this sunny weather lasts to celebrate Pirantide 2019 in the dry!

Oll an gwella

Béatrice  Kerno Plummer












Redruth St Piran’s Festival


Saturday 2nd March


10am till 3pm


The Heart of Cornish Mining – brings you arguably the biggest St Piran celebration in the world!  Commemorating the patron saint of Tinners, the event will see the town awash with a black and white theme, emulating the colours of the famous St Piran flag.  The celebration, which is marked by Cornish people all over the world, has grown in popularity and 2019 is set to attract more attention than ever.  Combining live music, a Cornish market, a Classic Car display,  Talon’s road show, activities and a midday procession, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Redruth has placed itself at the centre of the festivities, and is fast becoming established as a major Cornish centre for high-profile events.  Again this year is the inclusion of daffodil displays across the town, partly as a nod to the Welsh celebration of St David’s day on 1st March.  St Piran’s day always falls on 5th March, however many events, such as this one, take place at weekends.  For more on events, heritage and activities go to http://www.visitredruth.co.uk, or find us on facebook.














St Agnes OCS


St Agnes village will be bedecked with flags and bunting and the OCS meeting on the 5th will feature an evening of Cornish entertainment







St Austell

























St Buryan


Although not officially operated by the St Buryan OCS for last eight years a group of ladies in the Village have organised a St Pirans proper tea in the Village Hall from 3.00pm. to 5.00pm. It consists of pasties with splits jam and cream with saffron and heavy cake and tea, we also have a raffle of Cornish products...If possible the local school come down and just sing Trelawney. More details can be obtained from me, Margaret Hosken 01736810349.  

See you there???







St Gerrans & Portscatho

























St Ives


St Ives Old Cornwall Midsummer Bonfire will be held on Carnstabba Hill, Halsetown on the evening of Monday 24th June 2019, which is Midsummer's Day.

This change of routine is due to Midsummer's Eve being a Sunday and members have prior regular commitments.

I have invited Karin Easton to attend but if anyone else has the time they would be warmly welcomed.

Dave and Dee Brotherton will lead community singing and hot pasties from the famous Ferrell's Bakery in St Ives will be available to purchase.

Last year when Priscilla attended the weather was glorious and we had the most beautiful sunset to admire, so let's hope we do this year too.



Val Thomas







St Just




A proposal from Mr Chris Goninan that St Just hold its own St Piran’s Day Parade, has resulted in enthusiastic support, with plans in hand for the first celebration.


Various members of the community will be involved.


It is proposed to parade from the Primary School up to the Plein en Gwary via Market and Bank Square, where a short play about St Piran, and music will be performed by some of the school children.   The Parade will be led by the Town Mayor, the Old Cornwall Society, the Scouts and local church ministers, plus miners from Geevor.  After the performances in the Plein en Gwary, the Parade will then go down Chapel Street to the Miners’ Chapel for refreshments.


Prior to the day there will be a concert in the Miners’ Chapel on Saturday, 2nd March.   The concert begins at 7.30 p.m.   Entrance is free, but there will be a raffle and a retiring collection.   Cape Singers, Twin Harmony and the St Just Primary School Choir are performing.


The various shops and businesses in the town have been asked to do a window display, and decorate their premises for a competition.   The competition will be judged on the 28th February, and certificates to be presented at the concert on the 2nd March.    Large flags will be flown from prominent buildings, such as the Town Hall, church etc.


If wet the celebration will take place in the main hall of Cape Cornwall School




































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