It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close.
Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style we take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring our own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, we love our county with a passion.
The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at our local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates. We soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for our emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.
In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, we have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2. These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample of each right here
Also, we now have our first CD, “Trees on the Hill” featuring all of our recorded material to date.