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We love music and dance! From samba to Morris dancing, barbershop quartets to pop, LostFest has something for everyone. There was entertainment in all venues and on every street corner to keep toes tapping.

We had a real mix of old favourites as well as sparkling new talent in what is arguably the most exciting and comprehensive annual busking event in Cornwall.

We are always on the lookout for new talent, so if you would like to be part of LostFest, please let us know.

The entertainment kicked off around 10.30 am and carried on all day until the evening. From 5.30pm our main bands performed on the main stage on the Parade. Check out details of the evening entertainment: Stevie and the Masquerades and Roving Crows

Timetable of Events

 

Daytime Performers

 

A Merrie Noyse

3 piece medieval and Tudor music group

 

Annown

Local Cornish folk duo, Their original songs, cover tales of ambitious bal maidens, duplicitous wreckers, spriggans, giants and brownies, amongst other themes

 

Bagas Crowd

A lively street string band who play traditional Cornish tunes

 

The Black Company

‘Men-at-arms’ clad in plate armour and carrying heavy weapons such as poleaxes, glaives or bardisches are supported by the skirmishers, lighter armoured,  fast and manoeuvrable fighters armed with spears, falchions and buckler shields

 

The Buzzards

A lively blend of country, rock and blues featuring vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica from a popular local band

 

Canoryon Lowen

Accomplished choir performing music from a very wide repertoire, including classical, church music, rock ballads, spirituals and musicals - from Tallis to Tavener, Beatles to Broadway, and everything in between.

www.canoryonlowen.com

 

Catseye Morris

Mixed energetic Morris Lostwithiel dance troupe. From their kit to their original energetic dances, they like to add their own unique style to the wonderful world of Morris

www.catseyemorris.co.uk

 

Cellovoce 

A modern, cello-led, 4 part female voice choir of experienced singers offering close harmonies and exhilarating performances

 

Champagne Cornwall Chorus

A vibrant and professional a capella group based in Par, who sing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes, including songs from shows, the 60s, contemporary numbers and some traditional barbershop

 

Change the Letter

An alternative/roots-rock duo

 

The Drekleys

Fun-loving 'mainly Cornish' maids who love to sing Cornish songs, shanties, reviving old folk songs and introducing a bit of blues and barbershop, all in their own unique a capella harmony style.

 

Elmara

Trio consisting of three part harmonies, drums, bass, guitar and piano. made up of originals that they have been performing around Cornwall

 

Fun-Tasia

Inflatable assault course, children’s soft play area, Slush Puppy machine and bucking bronco with competition for who can stay on longest

 

Grapefruit Moon

Trio play an eclectic mix of Americana and folk from Cornwall featuring the Celtic harp.

www.reverbnation.com/grapefruitmoon7

 

The Hard Donebys

Strong vocals, acoustic guitar and Cajon make up this powerful little blues/rock band.

They play their versions of the songs you forgot you loved, and more

 

Ilow Splann

Multi-instrumentalists who play Cornish folk music and early music;  www.ilowsplann.co.uk

 

Java 5

A five piece close harmony a capella ensemble.

www.facebook.com/pg/j5acapella/about/

 

Janine Wright

Janine is a singer who hails from Torpoint. She covers a wide variety of different genres such as pop, musical theatre and opera

 

John Pegg

Local historian who will be giving two sessions in the Guildhall on the history and future

 

Just Voices of Looe

Group of female singers of a cappella harmonies, covering a range of music from pop to jazz with lots of the old standards thrown in for good measure

 

Kescana

Cornish "Medieval Babes” are a group of home-grown singers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dCmHaupU8c

 

Los Samba

Lostwithiel’s own Latin-American/Brazilian/dub-step drumming band.

www.singsurf.org/LosSamba

 

Lost in Song

50-strong Lostwithiel community choir.

lostinsong.org

 

Lostwithiel Town Junior Band

Band of beginners and advanced players.

 

Lostwithiel Town Band

Lostwithiel's own brass band.

 

Lost-e-Ukes

Our home-grown ukulele band

 

Playful Chorus

A company of mums, dads, grannies, granddads and carers. Enjoy!

www.playfulchorus.com

 

Plymouth Ukulele Players

Guys and gals on ukuleles

 

Press Gang

Salty traditional sea shanty group from St Austell 

 

Quijada

Acoustic-based salsa band based in West Cornwall, playing a highly danceable set of new & classic songs & instrumentals. Play a warm and feel-good blend of guitar, bass, Puerto Rican Cuatro, Cajon, bongos, Congo drums, woodblocks, guiro, and clave

 

Renaissance Historical Dance Society

They have wowed us for many a year with their historical period-costume dances!

www.rhds.org.uk

 

Rick Borrie

Humorous songs performed with accomplished guitar looping from the Corny Pastiche album. See him in action here.

 

Roselyon School Fencing Team

Pupils from Roselyon School demonstrating their fencing skills

 

Rue

A singer-songwriter who draws upon influences from soul, jazz, r'n'b and pop -- resulting in a sound that sits alone in its own right

 

Skylark

Trio who explore the melodic boundaries of folk and jazz.

www.skylark-eclectic.co.uk

 

Spot the Dog

String band trio plays an eclectic mix of acoustic music from the great British songbook, blues, bluegrass, rock classics and their own material

 

St Mewan School Community Choir

A large community choir from St Mewan School, St Austell, singing a variety of popular and show songs

 

Stuns'ls Shanty Groupe

A salty shanty foursome, who mainly want to have fun and keep the heritage of sea shanties alive.

www.facebook.com/stunsails

 

The Woodcarts

Two sisters from Lostwithiel who sing and play a mixture of original songs and creatively adapted covers on a variety of different acoustic instruments.

 

Tin Taxi

Vocal duo accompanied by mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, 8-string ukulele and guitar

 

Tros an Treys

The name means 'clamour of feet'.  A Cornish traditional music and dance group from Penzance.

 

Ukeabillies

Play bluegrass, rockabilly and rock and roll with uke, mandolin, harmonica and washboard

 

PPL PRS for Music licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this. 

For more information about PPL PRS for Music or music licensing, visit the PPL PRS website or call 0800 0720 808

 

Drummer

 

Evening performer