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Fanfare Aboard the
King Harry Ferry

A Dawn Fanfare for Her Majesty the Queen On Board the King Harry Floating Bridge Saturday the 11th of June 2016.


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A Dawn Fanfare for Her Majesty the Queen

A Dawn Fanfare for Her Majesty the Queen On Board the King Harry Floating Bridge Saturday the 11th of June 2016.


Fal River Cornwall, the private sector company that promotes the beautiful river stretching from Truro to Falmouth and the magnificent Roseland Peninsula, is celebrating Her Majesty the Queens Official 90th Birthday by commissioning Gareth Churcher to write a Fanfare of celebration.

Gareth Churcher of Cornwall Music Service Trust and Music Director of the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble, the St Keverne Senior and Junior Band, is a well-known Cornish composer and brass musician.

This follows the tradition begun by Dame Barbara Hepworth who commissioned (Sir) Michael Tippett for fanfares for the first St Ives Festival in 1953 of which Her Majesty was herself the Patron.

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Schedule & Timtable


0600 – Musicians to be on the King Harry Ferry for preparations
0615 – Spectators in position and flotilla mustered in King Harry Reach (VHF Chanel 14 for Instructions)
0630 – Sail by and fly by and KHF moored 20m off Feock Slipway
0640 – 0700 Fanfare and Three Spires Singers – Trelawney, Jerusalam and God Save the Queen
0700 – 0730 Refreshments served onboard
0730- 0800 End
0810 – the first King Harry Service from the Roseland side

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Prices & Admission

Admission FREE to the Slipway at Feock. Limited space aboard the ferry itself for band, choir and invited guests. Audience are advised to bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes for the slipway, camp chairs, a bold voice and (maybe) an umbrella.


Parking is available nearby at Trelissick Garden for the Feock side and parking on Tolverne Road on the Philleigh side is recommended.

Take Part

We invite all local sailors, rowers and canoeists to join us on the water in King Harry Reach with "dressed ship" at 6.00a.m for a flotilla to sail by at 6.30a.m.