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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: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2017
Falmouth's International Sea Shanty Festival runs from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June...
Published Jun 17, 2017 - 12:36 AM

Local News: Shinty Ceilidh at the Dracaena Centre Falmouth - Saturday 20th May, 7pm
As Cornwall Shinty Club host a weekend festival of shinty at the Dracaena Centre, they present their legendary Shinty Ceilidh, this time fund raising for the Helford River Childrens Sailing Trust...
Published May 15, 2017 - 01:37 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

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

Local News: S&G Jazz moves to St Michaels Hotel
The excellent Monday night jazz that was at the now closed Star & Garter has a trial residency at the St Michaels Hotel (near Gylly Beach Cafe) from tonight, 9pm, Monday 26th January...
Published Jan 26, 2015 - 12:33 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

Local News: A Jazz Venue for Falmouth
Anyone who knows the Fourwinds Pub in Falmouth will know the beautiful setting the pub has. Since taking over the business back in August I had a feeling how well suited to Jazz this pub is...
Published Nov 09, 2010 - 01:10 AM

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

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

Local News: Community Alive Event 22nd May 2010
An opportunity to celebrate Falmouth Community. A community networking event with over 30 partners, Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am to 1:00 pm at the Moor and Falmouth Methodist Church. Free refreshments, information and entertainment...
Published May 17, 2010 - 12:15 AM

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

Local News: Kernow Beat - The Cornish Music Scene of the 1960s and 1970s
The following appeal for help to chronicle the vibrant music scene in Cornwall in the 1960s & 70s received by email...
Published Nov 11, 2009 - 08:40 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

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

Local News: Extension at the Jakes
Further to the recent news of Lianda - it turns out that she'll be around for a few more weeks - hooray!...
Published Jul 22, 2008 - 02:22 AM

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

Local News: Devils Creek - Bullfrog Blues
Rocking the blues with a sledgehammer groove, this Cornish trio take the Rory Gallagher / Jimi Hendrix blueprint and bring it kicking and screaming to a town near you...
Published Jan 14, 2008 - 02:26 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

Local News: Nervosa - Debut Album & News/Updates
Nervosa are currently in the studio recording their debut album Paranoid Soul...
Published May 27, 2007 - 12:16 PM

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

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: Sidekicks of the Don
Wayne Lampshire of local band Sidekicks of the Don has sent us their 6 track CD so that we can put some samples of their music for download on falmusic...
Published Oct 20, 2006 - 05:51 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

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

Local News: Sex Slaves Vids Now Available
The Sex Slaves from Hell have recently completed their new promotional DVD, which they hope will bring them more work and super-stardom status!...
Published Apr 21, 2006 - 03:27 PM

Local News: Atlantic View Trio Captured Live at The Pandora
The Atlantic View Trio are currently playing The Pandora Inn every other Friday, quite close to home, so the other week we recorded them live...
Published Feb 27, 2006 - 06:03 PM

Local News: Freedom Falls Music on American Radio
A local band from North Cornwall have had a track from their debut album selected for airplay on an American internet radio station over the next few weeks...
Published Jan 30, 2006 - 01:00 PM

Local News: Mutual Flame - CD Release
Local heavy metal band Mutual Flame have just recorded their first CD – Versailles Rising. It features two tracks written by the band – Last Bullet and Malady in Red...
Published Jan 14, 2006 - 03:48 PM

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: JBQ
JBQ is a four-piece jazzy improv band featuring real Hammond organ, congas, bass & drums. Classic grooves rub shoulders with contemporary jazz harmonies and club dance forms. A fantastic "vibe" live...
Published Sep 16, 2005 - 12:37 AM

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

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

Local News: Baby Astrolab Win Showcase
On Friday 6th May 2005, Baby Astrolab entered a showcase competition at the Keay Theatre in St. Austell, along with (to name a few) ska face, turning space only, demise, last to fall, neco and 25th hour...
Published May 10, 2005 - 12:15 PM

Local News: Enquiries about Jack Johnson gig (sold out - updated 14th Feb)
We are still getting inundated with enquiries about tickets for the sold out Jack Johnson gig at the Stannary (Tremough Campus, Penryn) on May 4th. Please note that Falmusic is not a commercial enterprise, we have no connection with the Stannary, and we don't sell tickets!...
Published Feb 09, 2005 - 10:57 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: BBC Radio 2 Session
Tonight - 21st October at 8pm and on-line all next week on BBC Radio 2's Paul Jones Show will be US bluesman Sherman Robertson & his UK band BluesMove featuring local drummer Mike Hellier...
Published Oct 21, 2004 - 07:25 PM

Local News: Slaves To Be Freed
Sadly, the Sex Slaves From Hell will be doing their penultimate gig tonight at the PoW...
Published Aug 28, 2004 - 12:51 AM

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: SGT Project - electric Jazz/Rock/Blues.
"In today’s climate of music as 'commodity', and its associated downward spiralling collection of one chord wonders masquerading as artists….. Who will save the world?"...
Published Aug 15, 2004 - 08:59 PM

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

Local News: Forums & Studio
There are a few posts on the the forum for musos needed and a charity gig. Check them and use the forums...
Published Feb 04, 2004 - 04:20 PM

Local News: Vent: Monsters of Rock
Monsters Rock Vent, Wed 21st Jan L2 Club, Truro - Normally organisers at Vent, Cornwall’s biggest and best known Rock/Metal/Punk night at L2 in Truro, don’t book a night in January...
Published Jan 14, 2004 - 11:20 PM

Local News: For Clubbers and DJs
We added a new link to a fine local site which should be of interest to those involved in the cutting-edge club scene...
Published Dec 08, 2003 - 04:20 PM

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

Local News: Folk / Traditional Musicians required for new album
Musicians required for "Songs from the Hill Volume three" due for late 2003, specialising in Folk/roots/traditional music from Cornwall...
Published Sep 07, 2003 - 06:23 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

Local News: New voice seeks harmony
Singer/guitar/mandolin/percussion player planning to get involved with music in Cornwall.
Published May 24, 2003 - 07:32 PM

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

Local News: A sweet niche
"A sweet niche" is thecoldblue revised. A fresh start, looking to book gigs.
Published May 04, 2003 - 04:28 PM

Local News: Steve Sax
Steve Sax, ex Pennies ex Wave, seeks fellow musos for creative ventures and paying gigs.
Published Apr 06, 2003 - 06:00 PM

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

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

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: I Know What U Did Last Summer
I've uploaded some Streaming Realaudios showing what a couple of local musicians (a certain Mr Hellier and a certain Mr Jefferies) were doing out on the road this summer with Chicago Bluesman Steve Arvey.
Published Oct 20, 2002 - 09:18 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: Congratulations on the web site
Congratulations Tim, the Band are very impressed with the web site and the philosophies behind it.
Published Sep 28, 2002 - 04:17 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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