It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably 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, Bridport Folk Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week. We have also built up a circuit of venues for our concert dates and will be touring again in 2022.
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 also have a CD available, “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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