Harald Haugaard come to Cornwall

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19 May 2010

Described by Folk Roots as "one of the three best fiddle players in the world", Carn to Cove will host two performances by Harald Haugaard and his band from Denmark in May.

Described by Folk Roots as "one of the three best fiddle players in the world", Carn to Cove will host two performances by Harald Haugaard and his band from Denmark in May. He headlined Womex 2009 in Copenhagen. The concerts are 19 May at 7.30.p.m. at Grampound Community Centre and 20 May at 8.p.m. Acorn Arts Centre in Penzance.

If you are under the age of 26 you can go and see the show for free through the A Night Less Ordinary scheme - all details on the website, www.carntocove.co.uk or call the Carn to Cove office on 01209 313200.

In addition to the concert Harald will also run workshops at Penwith Music Centre at Humphry Davy School from 10.30 .a.m - 12.30 on Friday 20th May which will include members of the Penzance String Orchestra but competent fiddle players may also book places for a small charge by contacting Amanda Pickering on 01736 352151 or 07751 786315. At 1.30 a group of primary school fiddle players will join them and at 3.p.m. there will be a short performance for parents and participants with photo call for the press at 3.15.p.m.

Cornwall Music Forum is taking the opportunity afforded by such a folk music icon performing in the evening to host a seminar at the Acorn Theatre from 17.30 - 19.30

Entitled "Cornwall Folk Music - A Million Pound Business - A Strategy for the Future". This will be an opportunity for all those involved in folk music, performers, instrument makers or sellers, composers, lyricists to discuss what the Music Forum might do to help. Speakers include
Phil Butterworth from the Arts Council, Jim Carey (Bragatanga), Hilary Coleman (Dalla), Wren Music etc.. The Fishermen's Friends would also be welcome to show us how its done and sing a shanty!

To keep a tab on numbers, please contact info@cornwallmusic.co.uk and book a place for the free seminar.