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Site Info: Cancellations due to Covid-19 Virus
N.B. Falmusic is assuming that all responsible local music venues will be closed until further notice, in line with current Government recommendations.. Best to check direct with the individual venues, stay safe and well.

Published Mar 17, 2020 - 01:52 PM

Local News: Tribute to TiGeR - Timothy Gerald Richards 1944-2019
Sadly, Tim "TiGeR" Richards, a dear friend to many of us, and co-founder of falmusic died in late December 2019...
Published Jan 26, 2020 - 07:44 PM

Local News: FEP and Dracaena Centre Crowdfunding Campaign
Please support Fal Energy Partnership and the Dracaena Centre in their bid to win funding for locally owned and led clean energy...
Published Jul 05, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Local News: Local musician and Entertainer Thom Pod threatened with Deportation
Local musician and entertainer Thom Pod is threatened with deportation within 72 hrs. Thom's contribution to local music over the years here in Falmouth has been immense during all of falmusic's 16 year existence (and for many years before!), and the deportation order is grotesquely unfair (see petition). Please consider signing the petition at
Published Nov 20, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Gigs: Steve Knightley, 25th March Perranwell Station
Steve Knightley, the song writing force behind the hugely successful Show Of Hands, is playing an intimate gig at Perran Ar Worthal Village Memorial Hall, Perranwell Station, near Truro on 25th March. Tickets cost £16 from
Published Mar 10, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Local News: Jazz cancelled at St Michaels
After two good weeks at St Michaels the hotel have cancelled the arrangements for jazz there, so the former Star & Garter trio are again without a venue for Monday nights...
Published Feb 08, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Local News: Mailing list for falmouthjazz
falmouthjazz, hosted by googlegroups, is a discussion group (aka mailing list) for jazz in Falmouth, Cornwall UK, prompted by demise of Star & Garter which supported excellent live jazz for 25 years and the need to find new venues and opportunities for Falmouth’s thriving community of musicians...
Published Jan 26, 2015 - 07:01 PM

Gigs: Last Public Show this year for Falmouth Soul Sensation
Falmouth Soul Sensation Having had a great run of shows in 2014, including sell out shows at the Acorn in Penzance...
Published Oct 21, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Local News: John Greene - Celebrating 50 years in music
The following received from John (Celebrating 50 years in music at The Poly 4th June - see for more info) ...
Published May 28, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Local News: The Pistoleros are looking for a drummer
Paul, of the Pistoleros has passed this on to post on falmusic - please read on...
Published Nov 17, 2013 - 04:04 PM

Local News: Jazz in The Park - August 2013
The following received from Paddy Haughton of Source FM's "Jazz Train". Sounds like an excellent idea...
Published Jun 24, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Local News: Mature male with long hair needed for film
I'm looking for a long-haired mature male (late 50's or 60 something) for a feature film shooting in Cornwall in a couple of weeks so I thought that my best chance of finding someone such as this would be to contact musicians...
Published Apr 05, 2012 - 01:44 PM

Gigs: Jam Sessions
I host two acoustic jam sessions in local pubs. These are proving to be very popular with players and punters alike...
Published Aug 25, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Local News: Ted Chapman
Sad news. Ted Chapman, who spent the majority of his life - passionate and active - on behalf of Cornwall, the Environment, and Social Justice, died at his home in Falmouth early on the 13th October...
Published Oct 20, 2010 - 04:29 PM

Princess Pavilion: A Night With Ireland's Finest
The Fureys and Davey Arthur have been entertaining people all over the world for 32 years with their music, songs and stories. They return to the Princess Pavilion on Monday 5th July for their sixth appearance, which must be a record for the venue...
Published Jun 29, 2010 - 11:19 PM

Local News: Gigs and Venues
We would like to encourage all local venues and bands who aren't already adding their gigs to our long established (10yrs +) gig list to use it. Contact us and ask for a login so you can add your gigs and reach our 900 + members and many other visitors...
Published Jun 12, 2010 - 11:47 AM

Local News: Kernow Music School
There's a new music school in Falmouth, run by Alex Cockle who has sat in on piano at the Star & Garter. Their rates are are very reasonable, due to group tuition. Details follow...
Published Jun 08, 2010 - 01:43 PM

Events: Community Alive May 22nd update
Community Alive: 10:00am to 1:00pm for networking across Falmouth and build up a snapshot of all the activities and organisations in the area. Read on for updates...
Published May 20, 2010 - 03:35 PM

Local News: Aberfest '10 - Falmouth & Penryn
A Festival of all things Cornish and Breton, at Easter 3rd - 5th April 2010 in Falmouth and Penryn - see for details.
Published Mar 29, 2010 - 04:24 PM

The Poly: Save Our Poly Campaign
As of Jan 11th 2010, The Poly (formerly Falmouth Arts Centre) has been closed. Read on for link to petition...
Published Jan 15, 2010 - 05:31 PM

Local News: Footsteps to Copenhagen - Falmouth and Penryn Report
Press release as sent to the Falmouth Packet and West Briton follows...
Published Nov 06, 2009 - 01:52 PM

Local News: Musicians required - Footsteps to Copenhagen
Monday 26th Oct. 2009 (Halfterm week). Falmouth and Penryn afternoon event for drawing attention to the December Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen and to celebrate low carbon living...
Published Sep 15, 2009 - 01:22 PM

Local News: Inside Local Music
Inside Local Music is a new program which is to be aired on the Source, Falmouth and Penryn's new community radio station...
Published Feb 26, 2009 - 05:42 PM

Miss Peapods: Falmouth Community Radio Event - 31st Jan
Free workshops on Radio Production for anyone interested in using Community Radio...
Published Jan 28, 2009 - 11:53 AM

Local News: Stonephace debut album out in March 2009
It was good to catch up with Larry Stabbins who was in the audience at the Star & Garter on Monday for an excellent couple of sets by John Woollams, and hear about his new project, Stonephace, with local musicians and special guests. Check out the sample tracks on - they're really special and I'm looking forward to hearing full length versions...
Published Dec 24, 2008 - 02:54 PM

Local News: Musicians wanted for Photography
Hello, I am a photography student at Falmouth University (UCF). I am looking for Blues/Jazz musicians (or indeed anybody who has an interest in these genres of music), willing to have their portrait taken for a large body of work I am about to embark on...
Published Dec 21, 2008 - 08:33 PM

St Ives Jazz Club: A Note in Your Name - St Ives Jazz Club Press Release
St Ives Jazz Club launch piano fund...
Published Nov 20, 2008 - 05:15 PM

Local News: Falmouth Soul Sensation has launched
Falmouth Soul Sensation is a Falmouth based Community Soul Band, brought together by Bob Black and featuring a core 5 piece of experienced musicians. The band offers opportunities to local singers and musicians to play in a "group" environment...
Published Jul 21, 2008 - 12:40 AM

Local News: The Jakes Farewell to Lianda
Sadly, Lianda who has run the Jacobs Ladder Inn for the last couple of years, is moving on...
Published Jul 11, 2008 - 05:22 PM

Local News: Burned Out All Stars
The Burned Out All Stars have had a regular Thursday night slot at The Kings Head in Falmouth for a couple of months or more although word reached us only recently...
Published Apr 29, 2008 - 01:31 AM

Local News: Occasional Soul Band seeks Vocalists and brass
Falmouth Soul Sensation are an occasional 5/8 piece soul band playing for pleasure. Any body interested in doing a bit of vocal or brass is welcome to contact
Published Feb 21, 2008 - 01:41 AM

Gigs: Boogie with a quirky new slant from Ben Waters and his band.
One of the most exciting piano players in Europe will be appearing at Hall for Cornwall on 21st February...
Published Jan 22, 2008 - 03:09 AM

Gigs: New season launched at Hall for Cornwall
The Winter 08 season at Hall for Cornwall has just been launched featuring a selection of great music...
Published Dec 06, 2007 - 01:14 PM

Local News: Cornish Music Research Group symposium
Details of the forthcoming Cornish Music Research Group symposium follow...
Published Nov 04, 2007 - 12:23 AM

Princess Pavilion: Simon Kirke
Concerts South West presents Simon Kirke - Friday 20 April at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth...
Published Apr 03, 2007 - 12:00 AM

Princess Pavilion: So Musicals
Vern Allen Entertainments Ltd, So Musicals - Saturday 7 April at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth...
Published Mar 24, 2007 - 12:00 AM

Local News: Go2 Magazine has landed!
Hey! Quick introduction - my name is Matt and I'm the music editor of a brand new magazine being released in Cornwall...
Published Mar 04, 2007 - 09:44 PM

Princess Pavilion: Ctrl Alt Delete
Ctrl Alt Delete: The Hitchcock Rules + Absent & Glass Shark - Thursday 15 March at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth...
Published Mar 01, 2007 - 12:00 AM

Princess Pavilion: The Strawbs Live & Electric
Concerts South West presents The Strawbs Live & Electric, Sunday 25 February at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth...
Published Feb 11, 2007 - 12:00 AM

Local News: Ricks Rebels London Debut
Local heroes, Ricks Rebels are playing their first London Gig at the Archway Tavern on 10th March...
Published Feb 10, 2007 - 02:25 PM

Local News: Nervosa Video 'Black Box' produced by Falmouth University Students
Late last year four broadcasting students from Falmouth University, Ryan Newbury, Grace Scarborough, Timothy Dufort and Ralph Hewitt contacted local band Nervosa ( and asked if they could produce a music video for them, being fans of the band...
Published Jan 18, 2007 - 05:45 PM

Local News: TTF Unplugged!?
Here in Falmouth we are starting on the journey of designing for a happy and sustainable future post peak oil. We are following the model of Transition Towns already successfully being worked firstly in Kinsale and presently Totnes...
Published Nov 16, 2006 - 12:56 PM

Local News: Ricks Rebels Win Revelations Battle of the Bands
Ricks Rebels have won the Revelations battle of the Bands Final in Falmouth proving beyond a doubt that this is the premier young indie band in the South West...
Published Nov 01, 2006 - 06:33 PM

Local News: Ricks Rebels make Final of Revelations Tour
Local heroes Ricks Rebels are in the last 6 of the bands competing for the title of best young Cornish rock band...
Published Oct 11, 2006 - 07:27 PM

Local News: UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalists Seek Musicians
Singer and guitarist who have performed live on BBC Radio Devon and Cornwall and are semi finalists in 2006 UK Songwriting Competition seek musicians to form a band for gigs and to make beautiful sounds...
Published Aug 22, 2006 - 07:29 PM

TiGeR's Blog: TiGeR's Loose Again
It's been more than a year since I've contributed any musings but, thanks to Rob and those who send us stuff, the site has done well without me!...
Published Aug 11, 2006 - 01:02 PM

Local News: New Jazz & Blues Night at the Jakes
Lukas sends us the following - should be good!...
Published May 23, 2006 - 05:41 PM

Local News: New Recording Studio in Redruth
Good evening Falmouth! We are opening a new recording studio in sunny Redruth, aimed at local bands and committed to developing the local music scene...
Published May 19, 2006 - 05:21 PM

Local News: New Cornish Music Website for Promoting your band / Networking
There is now a myspace group devoted to the Cornish Music Scene...
Published Apr 25, 2006 - 12:18 PM

Local News: Ricks Records Launched
A new independent record label has been launched, based in Falmouth...
Published Apr 21, 2006 - 09:28 PM

Gigs: Jimmy Cannon website and St Ives gig
We're very pleased to see that erstwhile Star & Garter regular (back at the turn of the millenium!), saxophonist Jimmy Cannon, has a gig at St Ives Jazz Club on Tues Dec 27th, a new website up, and a new CD out...
Published Dec 21, 2005 - 01:38 AM

Local News: Freedom Falls on the road and new website
Freedom Falls, a local band are soon to be on the road promoting their CD called "Finding me"...
Published Dec 15, 2005 - 06:54 PM

Local News: Baby Astrolab to Record with Polydor
It has been an amazing year for Baby Astrolab...
Published Nov 10, 2005 - 09:45 PM

Local News: Guitar Man - Live CD Release
Loutex legend, Sherman Robertson's latest CD has been just been released by local music agency/record label, Movinmusic...
Published Nov 05, 2005 - 01:38 PM

Local News: West African Drumming Course
Information about a 2 day West African Drumming workshop at Falmouth Green Centre in November follows...
Published Jul 29, 2005 - 08:35 PM

Local News: Green Centre Live8
Falmouth Green Centre held an open day on Saturday which had a great musical component in the form of Tom Mounsey's traditional blues which could be heard for much of the afternoon...
Published Jul 05, 2005 - 06:17 PM

Gigs: Zetan Spore Gigs
Here's the updated info on Zetan Spore gigs up to November...
Published Jun 26, 2005 - 04:46 PM

Gigs: Bob Clark at the Masons
The multi-talented Bob Clark will be bringing his unique brand of entertainment to The Masons Arms this Sunday between 3pm and five...
Published Jun 24, 2005 - 05:44 PM

Local News: Musicians Wanted For Green Centre Open Day
Falmouth Green Centre is holding an Open Day on Saturday July 2nd from 11am to 4pm, and would like to hear from musicians (unplugged!) who would be willing to play at this event...
Published Jun 15, 2005 - 06:14 PM

Local News: Jakes Anniversary
Congratulations to Marnie on her 5th anniversary at the Jacobs Ladder and on the full music licence which has finally come through...
Published Jun 15, 2005 - 12:01 AM

Local News: The Jake's finally has a PEL!
After four and a half years of battling against intransigent neighbours and bureaucracy, especially certain Environmental Protection Officers, and spending thousands of pounds in work and legal fees, The Jacob's Ladder Inn finally received its Public Entertainment Licence on 1st June!...
Published Jun 06, 2005 - 03:28 PM

Gigs: Miss Manuk Live At The Waterfront
Miss Manuk will be performing live at the Waterfront bar in Falmouth on Saturday night (4th June) from 9pm...
Published Jun 01, 2005 - 05:50 PM

Gigs: Miss Manuk live at the Stannary
Miss Manuk will be playing live at Tremough Campus tonight from 9:00pm...
Published May 29, 2005 - 04:03 PM

Local News: Happy New Year
A belated Happy New Year to all our readers!...
Published Jan 07, 2005 - 06:38 PM

Local News: Zetan Spore - Burn Up Video Download
Download the latest Zetan Spore Video "Burn Up" shot live at Euphoria04 in Singapore...
Published Dec 13, 2004 - 01:25 PM

Local News: Ting a ling
Ting are fun and exciting in performance with amazing visuals well as musical impact creating an uplifting positive vibe...
Published Aug 19, 2004 - 08:02 PM

Local News: Fiddle Player Needed for New Band
New Irish/Ska band require fiddle player...
Published Jul 29, 2004 - 11:21 PM

Site Info: Falmusic upgrade
falmusic is being moved to a bigger server over the next few days, and may be unavailable for a few hours during this process...
Published Jun 06, 2004 - 12:12 PM

Local News: A Partly Satisfied Customer
Hi there, my names Lisa and I placed an ad on your site last year, looking for a guitarist, Thanks to your site, I am now teamed up with a great acoustic guitarist who accompanies my singing, so I'd like to thank you for bringing us together...
Published Apr 16, 2004 - 09:18 PM

Local News: Prowling TiGeR, Windy Dragon
It's such a pleasure not to have written for over a month but to find that the articles and gigs are still flowing...
Published Apr 05, 2004 - 04:18 PM

TiGeR's Blog: Arts Alliance, again!
I wrote this last year but not a peep from anyone. Time to try again? ...
Published Feb 14, 2004 - 04:40 AM

TiGeR's Blog: Shirts Website
I caught The Shirts at the Waterfront on Saturday - they just get better and better, but you don't have to take my word for it, you can now sample downloads on ...
Published Jan 20, 2004 - 11:41 AM

Local News: Check Our Forum
The following is an example of a post on our forum which is worth checking from time to time...
Published Dec 03, 2003 - 04:10 PM

Local News: FalChi Health and Well being Festival 12th October
This Sunday the FREE Falmouth Health and Well being Festival organised by FalChi (Fal Complementary Health Initiative) takes place at the Princess Pavilion...
Published Oct 08, 2003 - 07:29 PM

Site Info: New Interactive Gallery
I've just upgraded the Gallery on falmusic - budding local photographers and artists please read all of this article...
Published Oct 08, 2003 - 02:44 AM

Site Info: New Falmusic Forums
Welcome to the new falmusic forums. The forums are readable by all visitors to falmusic - if you wish to post messages, you'll need to be logged in as a registered user (registration is free)...
Published Sep 13, 2003 - 03:01 AM

Site Info: How to post stuff on the site
Robf has added a new help section to the menu under FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to help the less techie to send us stuff...
Published Aug 06, 2003 - 02:01 PM

Local News: The latest from Void
Void to feature in new 2 part TV series going out on Sky One in August!...
Published Jul 16, 2003 - 03:47 PM

Local News: Lighthouse Blues News
Ollie, aka The Rhythm Balladeer from Penzance has his own song "Lighthouse Blues" featured in the Blues section at on July 4th...
Published Jun 29, 2003 - 07:24 PM

Local News: A New Collaboration
Simon Vince sent me this the other day.
Published Jun 28, 2003 - 02:28 PM

Local News: Ringing the Changes at Bell's Court
It's farewell to Mandy and Adam and welcome to Marie at Roses Records above Cycle Solutions (opp M&S).
Published Jun 27, 2003 - 08:29 PM

Site Info: Using the Falmusic Directory
A few visitors have asked me how to add entries to the Falmusic Directory. Instructions follow...
Published Jun 12, 2003 - 01:26 PM

Site Info: Gig List
The Gig List got scrambled on June 5th. I have restored gigs from a backup dated June 2nd. If anyone has submitted gigs since then, please resubmit.
Published Jun 06, 2003 - 01:23 AM

Site Info: Falmusic Directory
There is now an interactive directory of musical (and other) services offered and wanted in and around Falmouth here on this website.
Published May 31, 2003 - 01:16 AM

Local News: Troubador Studios Open Day! Sun 18th
Troubador Studios Open Day!!! Sunday 18th May
All welcome. Studio up and running (from the bills). Come and see!

Published May 11, 2003 - 10:35 AM

Site Info: Brian's Gallery
We have a new gallery which includes many jazz greats pictured in the sixties and seventies by Star & Garter regular Brian Middlehurst in a former incarnation as a photographer.
Published Mar 06, 2003 - 04:37 AM

Local News: Farewell Matt
The Jakes was packed on Saturday to say farewell for now to Matt Reay who has performed heroically there for years, on and off stage.
Published Feb 03, 2003 - 04:31 PM

Local News: Broadband soon available on Penryn exchange
Broadband will be available from Feb 3rd 2003 on the Penryn part of 01326 (Falmouth exchange)...
Published Jan 13, 2003 - 05:20 PM

Site Info: Falmusic Gallery Pages
We have just added a Picture Gallery to falmusic - see the "gallery" link on the left menu...
Published Jan 11, 2003 - 11:54 PM

Local News: Where's that TiGeR?
Published Jan 11, 2003 - 01:19 AM

Local News: The Maen Event
Thanks to Joe Dyer for a good piece about us in the West Briton. Check it!
Published Dec 13, 2002 - 04:48 AM

Local News: Get a gig on air!
FUR FM 105.5 NEEDS YOU! Do you want to let all of Cornwall hear you for free?...
Published Nov 28, 2002 - 09:38 AM

Gigs: Rick Dubious Still Here
Just thought I'd let you all know that I am still here and by popular demand I have re-assembled the Legend.
Published Nov 19, 2002 - 01:45 PM

Local News: Broadband - Register your interest with BT
I've just been playing with the new Broadband internet connection Martin has at Roses Records in Falmouth, and it's a revelation.
Published Nov 09, 2002 - 09:47 PM

Local News: Beach Cafe Gigs
John Draper is doing more live bands at Gyllyngvase.
Published Oct 09, 2002 - 10:00 PM

Local News: Remedies Go Live
This Sunday (6 Oct) as well as their lunchtime jazz, Remedies are putting on a couple of top local bands.
Published Sep 30, 2002 - 02:27 PM

Local News: RIP Bronson
It's been a funny old day. I woke at 11.45am (the middle of the night to me) and have just got home at 03.00 next day. I wouldn't have done it for anyone except Colin.
Published Sep 21, 2002 - 11:16 PM

Local News: Farewell to The Pirate
Most local music lovers will be well aware by now that The Pirate, alas, closed its doors a couple of months ago.
Published Sep 20, 2002 - 04:44 PM

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