Useful music(-ish) links

First, I have to mention Sabrinaflu: music along the course of the Severn and beyond. You might describe this site as the Cornish branch of Sabrinaflu.

And then the Cornwall/West Country links. (A work in progress…)

Near Wheal Alice:

  • Engine Inn, Cripplesease: last Friday of the month, open mic. 01736-740204. Acoustic session every Tuesday. ‘Sunday Shambles’ blues event on Sunday afternoon with Dr Dobro and guests. Other live music events. Facebook page here. Very friendly, both sides of the bar.
  • Penzance Folk Club, Admiral Benbow, Chapel Street. (Went there on my last visit to Penzance: very good singaround session, looks as if they have good guests from time to time, too.) Alternate Wednesdays. Also some links to other clubs/sessions.
  • Alexandra Inn, Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LY. Open Mic every Tuesday 7.30-10.30. Performers get a free drink, apparently. I need to get to that one, then. 😀 Also rumoured to have Crazy Golf.
  • Tinners Arms, Zennor. Live music every Thursday. Nice pub, but I haven’t been to the music night yet.
  • Star Inn, St Just. Not been yet. Open mic every Thursday. Celtic music session every Monday. (NB, the events page doesn’t seem to have been updated for a while, so I’d suggest checking with the pub whether these events are still current.)
  • Studio Bar, Penzance – had a couple of good nights there. Open mic on Tuesdays
  • St Ives What’s On (sketchy on venue info)
  • Union Inn, St Ives: Saturday open mic
  • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives. Haven’t tried it yet, but listed events include:
    • Musicians unplugged  (Monday)
    • Acoustic session (Tuesday)
    • Wednesday folk night
    • Thursday Marmalade Mash jam session
    • Friday Songwriters night
    • Sunday jam sessions
  • Queens Hotel St Ives
  • Bird in Hand, Hayle (open mic): 2nd Friday of the month
  • Monday night jam at the Fire Engine, Marazion
  • Kings Arms, Paul: bluegrass jam every Tuesday; Home Made Music Show, first Friday
  • St. Ives library: Poetry Circle – poetry for pleasure: 1st Friday, 1.30pm; St. Ives Poetry Workshop – 3rd Friday at 1.30pm.

More in due course.

David Harley

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