It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close.
Six seasoned 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 an increasing amount of original material written by the bandmembers. 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 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.
We have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Bridport Folk Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week. Recently we have been adding our own concerts to the diary which have proved highly successful and we are expanding the number and distance of these ‘special’ gigs into 2021.
In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, we have also been busy in the recording studio and have released several on line EPs to date, Cornish Lads Volumes 1, 2 and 3. These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample of each right here
We have also produced our first CD, “Trees on the Hill” featuring most of our Cornish material to date and have been hard at work on our second album due for release in the latter end of 2021 following delays due to the pandemic.
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