Nearly 70 pubs in Cornwall are taking part in the Trelawny Shout this St Piran’s Day – a mass rendition of the Cornish anthem at 9pm. Organised by the Cornwall Community Foundation, and supported by St Austell Brewery, the idea has snowballed in the few weeks since its inception. Male voice choirs, community choirs, church choirs and many other singing groups have come forward to help get things going when the hour strikes.
BBC Radio Cornwall will be broadcasting live from The Golden Lion in Port Isaac, where The Fisherman’s Friends will lead their shout. Throughout the county, voices of all variety, regardless of pitch, talent, age and experience, will join in too. If you would like to be one of them, a list of participating pubs is available at cornwallfoundation.com and on the Trelawny Shout Facebook page.
“ We’re knocked out by the reaction,” said Chief Executive of the CCF Oliver Baines, “The evening of March 5 should be one to remember. Song sheet in hand, singing our hearts out, we will know that the celebration of community will be echoed across the land.”
The pubs themselves, reaching from The Isles of Scilly to Bude, will take on the challenge to raise money during the evening in whatever way they choose. Every shout will play an important part in raising funds for the Cornwall Community Foundation, a charity which prides itself on the fact that all monies raised stay in Cornwall.
“It’s hoped the Trelawny Shout will become an annual event, and judging by the way people have taken it on board this year, its future is looking good,” said trustee Jane Hartley.