Pan Celtic Competition - Donnegal, Ireland!


We won! .......Sort of!

I am back from a week away in Ireland representing Cornwall with 'The Rowan Tree'

We travelled via Shropshire to take part in a charity gig in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. After a great night of music we are proud to say that the grand sum of £2000 was raised for this amazing cause and we met some truly lovely people along the way!

In Ireland we came joint first with the Irish (again!) but an 'independent' judge voted that the Irish should win. Aside from the competitions we took part in we had amazing fun meeting performers from Cornwall and all the other Celtic nations too.

Special shout outs to 'The Aggie Boys' and Deliah and Dave Brotherton (Tir ha Tavas) from Cornwall who were our housemates for the week. It was great to get to know everyone and share lots of music together!

We returned to England and met up with the rest of 'The Grenaways' for a gig in Poynton at The Acoustic Lounge, a great venue we have played before! 

We have come back inspired, full of plans and excitement for some exciting opportunities coming up!

Later in April we are off to Toulouse in the south of France with the Grenaways to play at 'Echos et Merveilles' Do check it out! Some great bands including Faun  who we are all excited to see!

The Rowan tree are then off to Liet International - a song contest for minority languages! We are the first Cornish act to represent Cornwall since Gwenno, in 2003. I will keep you updated on how that goes!!

The Aggie Boys

The Aggie Boys

Tir ha Tavas - Deliah and Dave Brotherton

Tir ha Tavas - Deliah and Dave Brotherton

The Rowan Tree - escaping to watch  'In Their Thousands'

The Rowan Tree - escaping to watch 'In Their Thousands'