The Countrymen

 

Date: Sat Jul 30th

https://www.thecountrymen.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkmcl-1RsOUsnLZixv0nOw

The Countrymen are a Cornish Folk Rock Harmony Group from Launceston.   

Five seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. Their relaxed and light-hearted presentation style takes the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that they love their county with a passion. 

The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire. 

Now in their fifth year, they have become increasingly popular across both Devon & Cornwall with appearances on both radio and TV and numerous festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week, Bridport Folk Festival, Little Orchard Festival and Love Saves The Day.  

In addition to offering quality live entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released three online EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1, 2 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.3.   

2022 will see the band take on a third concert tour of both Cornwall and Devon entitled “Songs of Hope” which the band feels is an appropriate name for the times we currently live in.