St Pirans Day 2019

It was a wild windy day when Boekka ventured out to celebrate St Pirans Day in Redruth as Boekka has attended this event for the past 7 years.  Due to work commitments I was unable to attend, which meant my two apprentice Teazers and a new rider had to perform alone. I work hard training them, just as Cassandra had with me. Any Teazer ‘worth their salt’ would not lightly hand the role over to just anyone. They need to have self discipline and respect for this role, which meant I had the utmost confidence in my trainee Teazer’s abilities.  I received excellent feedback on how well they performed and members of the public described Boekka combined with Whippletree as the happiest group at the event. I am so proud of them all!
There are some wonderful photographs below.

Read about the history of St Pirans Day

St Pirans Weekend 2017

This weekend has been an eventful one as the celebrations of St Piran the patron Saint of tin miners is an important yearly event.
Cassandra and I participated in the St Piran Furry, playing music with the Golowan Band. 600 school children processed and danced throughout the town of Penzance. They later sang in Morrab Gardens by the bandstand. It is wonderful that children are taught the Cornish traditions to ensure their continuation throughout the generations.

Image - Fran Duke

 

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We also took Penkevyll the Lands End ‘Oss to the St Pirans celebration in Redruth. Cassandra has handed on the role of Teazer to me as she now wishes to put her energy into the percussion within the band. The showers and high winds did not dampen the festival spirit.

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On the actual St Piran’s Day we enjoyed a beautiful roast dinner and a bottle of Pinot wine in our local pub the St Buryan Inn.

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Later that afternoon we attended the yearly St Piran’s event at the village hall, where all residents gather for cream teas. It was enlightening to converse with the locals, answering any questions they had and listening to their opinions on local events. The residents in the village put a huge amount of effort into organizing their own events connected with the village church.

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A delicious end to a wonderful weekend.

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