It was a wild windy day when Boekka ventured out to celebrate St Pirans Day in Redruth. Boekka has attended this event for the past 7 years. I was unable to attend this year due to work commitments which meant my two apprentice Teazers and new rider had to perform alone. I work hard training them just as Cassandra did with me and we would not lightly hand the position over to just anyone, so I had the utmost confidence in their abilities. I received excellent feedback on how fabulous they were and members of the public described Boekka and Whippletree as the happiest group at the event. I am proud of them all!
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.
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.
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.
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.