Lowender Peran 2013

Lowender Peran 2013
Ponsmere Hotel
Ponsmere Road

Starts: Wed 16th to Sun 20th October 2013
Tickets: Adult tickets from £5


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Cornwall's Celtic Festival is held at the Ponsmere Hotel, Perranporth 16th-20th October 2013. The main festival site is in the sea facing Ponsmere Hotel, with satellite venues in Perranporth’s local pubs, Memorial Hall and Methodist Chapel.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. To recognise and value your own and roots and identity is an essential first step in recognising valuing and respecting other peoples. If Cornwall is to survive as a distinct entity in the future then each generation must show the next that our culture has something to offer them that is worth carrying forward into the future. Lowender Peran provides the ideal medium through which to do this.

Ticket prices (from): Tickets priced per day from Adult £5

This festival offers...

Dancing – Barn Dance/Ceilidh/Troyl/Noz Lowen/Fest Noz/Twmpath/Stomp - whatever you want to call them, Lowender Peran is famous for its evening dances! They go on until 1am throughout the weekend, and are a chance to have a go at different dancing styles.

Concerts – Their formal Thursday evening concert showcases some of the finest musical talent in Cornwall. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon we have a more relaxed ‘cabaret’ style of concert where you can enjoy tea, coffee, cake and some great performances from local and visiting performers. ‘Food and Folk’ events during lunch times and in the evening are a chance to enjoy some music while you eat.

Workshops – A key area of cultural exchange is their programme of workshops, which are an hour long and provide a more in-depth and practical insight into the different styles of dance, music or song from local and visiting performers.

Language – You'll have a chance to hear Cornish spoken throughout the festival, as well as having a go yourself.

Storytelling –Saturday afternoon is dedicated to the tradition of storytelling, where you may hear old favourites such as the Mermaid of Zennor, alongside stories you don’t know so well.

Sessions – Throughout the festival site and in the local pubs you’ll be able to hear informal music sessions, and join in if the urge takes you to learn and share a few tunes!

Song – Lowender Peran stages formal concerts featuring local choirs as well as informal singing sessions around the festival site and in the pubs.

Seminars – In association with CAVA, the Cornwall Audio Visual Archive, on the Friday afternoon of the festival Lowender Peran explores Cornwall’s cultural identity on a more academic level.

Theatre – The festival often showcases theatre projects, and staged a performance of Cornish Lads by Cornwall Songwriters in 2009.

Wednesday 16th October

Ballroom Bar

  • Singing Session with the Perraners

Perranporth Village

  • Early evening Shinty warm up on Perranporth beach

Thursday 17th October

Dining Room

Friday 18th October


Dining Room

  • Scottish Ceilidh with Fèis Rois Ceilidh
  • Irish Ceili with Imokilly Dancers

Sunset Bar

  • The Brim and The Aggie Boys Choir

TV Room

  • Matthi Ab Dewi

Ballroom Bar

  • The Barefoot Quartet

Perranporth Village

  • Celtic Session with Toby Lowe in the Seiners

Saturday 19th October


  • Breton Fest Noz
  • Eien
  • Welsh Twmpath with Ceri Platts and Dawns a Sbril
  • Scottish Ceilidh with Feis Rois

Dining Room

  • Silent Celtic Disco with the Cornish Oafs
  • Silent Inter - Celtic Ceili with caller Ellie Allen
  • Kerensa
  • Rachel Hair and The Barefoot Quartet

Ballroom Bar

  • Cornish Session Led by The Brim

Perranporth Village

  • Black Friday at the Watering Hole
  • Bombard and Organ Concert
  • Turkey Rhubarb Guize Band
  • Feis Rois

Sunday 20th October


  • InterCeltic Finale Ceili with The Brim

Dining Room

  • Celtic Spectacular
  • Brenda Wootton Anniversary Concert

TV Room

  • Songs made popular by Breton Wootton led by Moe Keast

Perranporth Village

  • Celtic Session with Toby Lowe & Friends in the Watering Hole


Travel west along the A30 until you see the sign for Perranporth. Turn right onto the A3285 and after approximately one mile you will reach the village of Goonhavern.

Turn left in the village and immediately turn right at the mini-roundabout towards Perranporth.

As you enter Perranporth turn right at the next mini-roundabout along the main street and take the first road on the right (Ponsmere Road). The Ponsmere Hotel is situated at the end of the road.