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Newquay St Piran's Festival Programme 2022

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Although our Newquay St Piran's Festival programme for 2022 will be very different from previous years, many old favourites will be contributing to our programme of events. There will be many other groups from throughout Cornwall and even the Cornish Diaspora.

Keep up to date on our plans by following our social media Facebook page through which many events will take place. A daily programme will be uploaded to our Facebook site where most of the programme of events will be shown.

Celebrating Cornwall’s Culture & Heritage on Cornwall's National Day

With Covid issues preventing school workshops & affecting audience confidence, the co-ordinating group for the Newquay St Piran Festival 2022 are pleased to confirm that the following events are still going ahead in the town – all offer open & free entry, so please feel free to join us and celebrate:

THURSDAY, 3RD MARCH - afternoon

Newquay Library: 2.00-4.00pm St Piran’s Community afternoon with live music from 2.30pm featuring Oll an Gwella and Children’s Storytime at 3.30pm. Cream teas offered throughout the afternoon.

FRIDAY, 4th MARCH - evening

(a) Great Western Hotel - Evening of Cornish music and entertainment.

Featuring Oll an Gwella and Newquay Rowing Club Singers together with other entertainment offering a variety of Cornish culture. 

(b) The Central Hotel

Proposed Cornish musical event (to be confirmed) featuring a local, Cornish band 

SATURDAY, 5th MARCH – St Piran’s evening

(a) Newquay Rowing Club - Evening of Cornish information & entertainment supported by Newquay Rowing Club Singers and Oll an Gwella together with a presentation featuring Cornish history

7.30–8.00pm and 8.30-9.00pm + 9.00pm Trelawny Shout - singing 

8.00 – 8.30pm: digital presentation featuring an aspect of Cornish Heritage

(b) The Central Hotel

5.00-8.00pm - Live Cornish music set

9.00pm - Saturday night DJ will begin the set with the Trelawny Shout (words on the screens), preceded by NSP video presentation on the multi-screens at the Central

(c) Urban Kelt - Celtic Lounge

From 12.00 noon: Focus on the Newquay Museum’s Urban Kelt coffee lounge with Celtic music, culminating in the Trelawny Shout at 9.00pm and preceded by a Cornish language session and other entertainment from midday onwards.

(d) The Griffin

Entertainment from 8.00pm featuring Rum & Shrub with 9.00pm Trelawny Shout 


Newquay St Piran Virtual Programme on their Website and Facebook, to include,

  • Merv Davey with an illustrated talk about Cornish dance & dance music
  • Video scenes of Newquay (Chaos TV) with audio backing from Oll an Gwella
  • Newquay’s Cornish language class with songs in Kernewek.
  • The Celts = History, Heritage & Culture from Truro & Penwith College team
  • Lowender Peran visual material
  • Popular elements from 2021 St Piran’s Day including greetings and video footage
  • Bryher Flanders film Mowes has also been offered for this virtual (website) event.
  • Celtic Congress Cornwall & Urban Kelt sponsored Music from Cornish musicians in Kernewek

For further and up-to-date additions and revisions, please refer to:

Facebook: @newquaystpirans   Website: https://newquaystpiransfestival.org/

Or contact Festival Chairman: Rob Spowart (01637879446) robspowart@gmail.com for details


We thank all those who have contributed in some way to this festival a growing list can be found at

'Supporters & Contributors'


With thanks to Newquay BID for their continued support