We’ve a fabulous line up of live music at this summer’s Woodfired Sessions. There’s an eclectic mix of fabulous performers from the incredibly soulful voice of Suzie Mac to the Roseland’s very own male voice group Rhos Keur (who were a huge hit last year). New for this year, another local male voice duo, Topgallant Jack! First up is the wonderful Nicola Tyrer on our ‘Krogen’ (shellfish) evening on Thursday 3rd August.
The food at each session has an individual theme Best, Krogen or Pysk – Cornish for Beast, Shell and Fish. There are set menus at session which are constantly evolving, ample and delicious. With music ranging from contemporary laid back vibes to sea shanties to heartwarming Cornish male voice classics, there really is something for everyone, not to mention some devine food!
For a full list of dates, performers and sample menus click here..
About Suzie Mac;
sing new and traditional shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish folk tunes.
Andy & Steve formed Topgallant Jack back in 2014. Previously, Andy was a founder member of the
Roseland shanty crew, Du Hag Owr, which Steve joined in its infancy. They have performed at many
venues together all over the country including on board the Golden Hinde on the Thames in London
and at the John Lewis store in Oxford Street. They also recently played at a festival by special
request of an Oscar winning score writer!
They share a love of the music they play and endeavour to put their own stamp on the genre by
introducing fresh, new arrangements whilst remaining sympathetic to the original.
The people of Cornwall have long had an affinity with the sea. It surrounds us, it nurtures us, it has
provided us with a living through fishing and trade and has transported us to all four corners of the
world for exploration and colonisation. Although our packet fleets are long gone and our fishing
fleets have largely dwindled, the sea remains a constant in our lives, an integral part of our character
Like the sea, singing has been a much loved part of Cornish life. There exists a wealth of tradition in
song. Many experiences, folk tales and tall stories have been put to music over the years and these
songs have stood the test of time by being sung in pubs both by seamen and landsmen alike, across
generations. Stories of fishermen, pirates and pretty girls, smugglers and scallywags, naval battles
and lost treasures, great men, monsters and mermaids are all commemorated in song.
As Topgallant Jack, Andy & Steve’s personal remit is to help keep these songs and traditional stories
alive whilst entertaining anyone who wants to listen.