Music forms key part of festival

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By mpad_mark | Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:45

Music will once again provide a focal point during this year's Truro and Penwith College Fal River Festival.

The celebrations, which run for 10 days and take in the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, will kick off in style with Brit and MOBO award winning multi-platinum selling artist, Finley Quaye, performing in Cornwall for the first time.

Taking place in Events Square, Falmouth, the Quaye gig will mark the unofficial start to the festival, which launches fully on Friday, June 1.

On Saturday, June 2, students from Truro and Penwith College will be performing in Events Square from 10.30am to 4pm.

The pupils are all part of the college's developing Music Academy, which is led by Tom Quirke, who has worked with artists including Lily Allen and Oasis.

Pendennis Brass Band will be holding a free event in Falmouth in the Gyllyngdune Gardens' bandstand on Tuesday, June 5, from 2pm to 6pm and then again at 8pm to mark the Princess Pavilion's Diamond Jubilee Garden Party.

Klezbians, a 13-piece band who have recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall, will take over Flushing Quay on Friday, June 8, at 8pm for an evening of Eastern European folk and gypsy music.

Following last year's sell-out performance, 3 Choirs and a Ferry, returns for 2012 on Saturday, June 9, at 8.30pm.

Starting at Crofters Café in Trelissick Gardens the audience then walks down to the King Harry Ferry to hear 100 voices singing in the surroundings of the Fal River.

Tickets costs £6.50 and bookings can be made via the Hall for Cornwall.

Festival director, Toby Budd, said: "There's a real mix of music to suit all tastes this year.

"We're really proud of the line up and think it will be great to kick things off with Finley Quaye."

For more information please visit www.falriverfestival.co.uk

      

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  • Profile image for mpad_mark

    Indeed. Really looking forward to the evening :-)

    By mpad_mark at 11:13 on 28/05/12

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    Last saw Finlay Quaye at Glastonbury in 2000 so will be great to have him playing here in Falmouth! :-)

    By mwill at 00:46 on 25/05/12

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