It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is close.
Five 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 our own compositions. 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, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week and headlining at Bridport Folk Festival. More recently we’ve made the live heats for Glastonbury’s Pilton Stage and have been invited to perform at Bie Daip in Appingedam, The Netherlands, Europe’s largest folk and seas song festival.
We have also built up a circuit of venues for our concert dates and are touring again in Spring and Autumn 2023.
In addition to offering quality performances on stage, we have also been busy in the recording studio and have released several online EPs to date, Cornish Lads Volumes 1, 2 and unsurprisingly 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 two albums, “Trees on the Hill” and “The River Rolls On” featuring most of our material to date. Both are currently available on CD and are also available for download and streaming in all the usual places.
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