This weekend has certainly been an eventful one as the celebrations of St Piran the patron Saint of tin miners is an important yearly event.
Cassandra and I took part in the St Piran Furry by playing music with the Golowan Band. There were 600 school children from Penzance processing and dancing through the town. They sang in Morrab Gardens by the bandstand. It is wonderful children are taught Cornish traditions and songs so that they continue through the generations.
On Saturday we took Penkevyll the Lands End ‘Oss to St Pirans celebration in Redruth. Cassandra has handed over the Teazing of Penkevyll to me as she now wishes to put more energy into playing percussion with bands. Despite the showers and high winds it did not dampen the festival spirit.
Today is St Piran’s Day and we enjoyed a beautiful Sunday roast dinner and a bottle of Pinot wine in our local pub the St Buryan Inn.
Later that afternoon we attended the yearly St Piran’s event at the village hall, where all the residents gather for cream teas. It was good to converse the locals, answering any questions they had and listening to their opinions on local events. The residents in the village put a lot of effort into organizing their own events that are connected to the church.
A delicious end to a wonderful weekend.