Music of Cornwall, Chris Brinn


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It could be said that the music of Cornwall, the smallest of the Celtic nations, is often overlooked, especially when measured alongside her powerhouse brethren. But Cornwall boasts a rich music and dance heritage both unadulterated in it’s Celtic nature, and one hundred percent it’s own. Sharing a love of song with it’s Welsh neighbor, the Cornish have a passion for communal singing, whether part of a male voice choirs, pilot gig crews, or in the bar of the local pub. Chris Brinn will explore some of the more popular songs from his home town of Padstow, as well as some of the dance tunes from the lesser known Celtic stronghold of Kernow.

Chris Brinn came to the U.S. almost eighteen years ago from the small fishing port of Padstow on the North Cornish coast, in the South West of Great Britain. He now lives in Searsmont with his wife Carol and their son Declan