About the Club.....
Club was started at the Admiral Benbow pub in Penzance in early
2008 by Alan & Linda Collins, and continues to run successfully,
with welcome help from a number of members and performers. The club
runs alternate Wednesdays from 8.30pm; most evenings are "Round
the Room" sessions where everyone has an opportunity to sing,
play a tune or tell a story (there is no obligation to perform and
audience are equally welcome).
Although the club originated from a background of traditional music,
most evenings have a welcome mix of music and song, often including
contemporary song, American old timey, old music hall songs, blues
and occasional items of classic pop!
On the music side, as one might expect, there is an emphasis on
Cornish tunes, and most of the tunes come with an invitation to
all musicians to join in. When the tune is linked to a Cornish dance,
it is not unusual for a few members to take to the (limited) floor
Round the room sessions are free of charge, but we always run a
raffle which raises funds to subsidise our guest nights.