St Piran’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means – it’s time for the Trelawny Shout!

The brainchild of the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), the 9pm mass singing down at the pub of The Song of the Western Men - to give the tune its proper name –happened for the first time in 2015, with over seventy pubs and nearly three thousand people taking part.

Growing year on year, the annual celebration of all things Cornish has become a firm favourite to finish off our patron saint’s day in style. So whereever you are in Cornwall, get to a pub near you to help raise money for the CCF, which funds projects in every parish in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and guarantees every single penny raised stays in Cornwall.

The pubs themselves, with the Brewery and CCF behind them all the way, will take on the challenge to raise money during the evening in whatever way they choose. Every shout will play an important part in our collective charitable effort to raise funds for CCF. 

As ever, the Fishermen’s Friends will be helping out on their home turf at the Golden Lion in Port Isaac, NoteAbility Community Choir will be at the Rashleigh Arms, while the Aggie Boys, other shanty choirs, male and female voice choirs, barber shops, folk groups, ensembles and Cornish bands from Botallack to Bude will be lending their talents to the Shout.

SEE WHICH PUBS ARE JOINING IN WITH THE SHOUT

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SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

The Cornwall Community Foundation is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of others in Cornwall, those who are isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Learn all about the CCF here 

TRELAWNY - LEARN THE LYRICS

Lyrics by Robert Stephen Hawker (1804–1875)

A good sword and a trusty hand,
A merry heart and true!
King James's men shall understand
What Cornish lads can do.
And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

Out spake their Captain brave and bold:
A merry wight was he:
"If London Tower were Michael's hold,
We'll set Trelawney free!
We'll cross the Tamar, land to land,
The Severn is no stay:
With 'one and all', and hand in hand,
And who shall bid us nay?"

And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

"And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasent sight to view,
Come forth! come forth ye cowards all,
Here's men as good as you!
Trelawney he's in keep and hold:
Trelawney he may die:
But twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why!"

And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!