Live music at Philleigh Way

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;

Suzie Mac has always been obsessed with soul music and from a very young age showed quite an interest with gospel and the roots of Americana. Her father being a vicar encouraged her to sing before she could talk.
Suzie has been writing with the incredible Grammy nominated writer Ian Dench Of EMF who also won an Ivor Norvello award. They’ve been working on tracks for her first album.
Suzie has recently performed at two iconic venues The Tate Modern and The Troubadour in London. Been a prominent artist on BBC Introducing and has graced the stages at festivals such as Boardmasters, Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Port Eliot and Looe Music festival to name a few.
Plans are being put in place for an American and UK tour for within the next year..
Since her arrival on he music scene she has been nicknamed ‘Aretha’ Suzie due to her powerful but sweet vocals.
About Nicola Tyrer;
Northern-born Nicola is a professional singer-songwriter and actress based in the South West, performing a mixture of cover songs and original music. She relocated to Devon at 18 years old and, inspired by the beautiful Westcountry and its folk roots, began to write and perform her own music. She has an acoustic singer-songwriter style blended with folk and country influences.

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About Rhos Keur;
Rhos Keur is a newly formed choir of male voices which started in 2014 under the baton of Jon Carlyon. Brian Chenoweth gathered some friends together ,most of whom sing with larger Cornish choirs, or have had years of Cornish singing in pubs, after Rugby matches and gig rowing and established this wonderful male voice choir.
About Topgallant Jack;
Topgallant Jack are a duo who come from the beautiful seaside fishing village of Portscatho. They
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 MUSIC
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
and culture.
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.