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The Music Truro festival

A fantastic annual event, bringing a unique mix of music to every corner of the city. To return to the city from 15 - 20 October 2012

The Cream of Cornwall Showcase event

Music Truro festival reaches the parts (of Truro) others cant reach

The Cream of Cornwall - will be bring music to every corner of Truro (15 - 20 Oct) as the city comes alive with bands and performers.

Music Truro - is now in its fifth year, the music festival funded by Totally Truro BID - has found even more ways to bring music to the masses with one off performances not just in big venues but in pubs, on street corners.  This year  the festival will be continuing in the tradition of celebrating both Truro's community spirit and varied musical landscape.

The festival is designed to bring music to every corner of the city and to get people out onto the streets of Truro during their lunch hours and in the evenings.


It is also about variety, with acoustic performances with guitar and violin to hard rock and even poetry - Truro is to exposed to a whole range of musical tastes. 

The week-long festival will be brought together at Truro's best venues, and the line up looks like as follows: -


Musicians in residence @ Truro Post Office 9:30 - 11am
Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm
Vertigo - acoustic music night from 8pm


Musician in residence @ Park and Ride 8 - 9am
Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm

Musician in Residence @ Victoria Gardens 12.30 - 1:30pm
Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm
Vertigo Music Club and Live Music
Night of hundred drums @ Lemon Quay 6 - 6:45pm


Free piano workshops at City Music - 10:30 -11:30am,
12 - 1pm, 1:30 - 2:30pm, 3 - 4pm
Bring your Piano Playing to the next Level at City Music by attending one of our Keyboard Technique Workshops. Admission FREE but limited to 4 persons per slot, so please ring us or call in to book in advance 01872 271 359

Learn More About and Try These Techniques

* Pedal Technique, including normal and very effective special uses of the Middle Pedal
* Hand Size, making the best use of the hands you have and developing the use of small hands
* A Full Rich Bass Sound and how to achieve it
* Finger Agility Different Methods and how to prevent reading problems from slowing you down
* How to Be Your Own Teacher How to Devise Your Own
Exercises to play the way you want to - with examples.
* Piano Touch Styles possible on the Modern Digital or Acoustic Piano
* Correct Fingering How fingering works best, conventional and unconventional, the Lizst fingering and how to remember it in Scales and Arpeggios.
* Your Own Technique. Ask for advice or share your own keyboard tips with other attendees!

Download a flyer for further detail.

Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm
Backbeat Sound System at Vertigo - from 9pm
One of Cornwall's hottest bands will be treating you to a rare acoustic set. Not to be missed. Free Entry


Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm

Cornwall Music Forum at Bunters - 5:30 - 7pm
Cornwall Music Forum presents an A&R panel giving new and emerging artists, musicians and bands the chance to get feedback from music industry professionals. Bring along a demo CD with you to be played on the night for live feedback. First 30 will receive free wristband to John Peel event at Bunters.


John Peel Night at Bunters - doors open 7pm £3 ticket
It's been 8 years since the tragic death of the legendary broadcaster John Peel and the annual tribute shows dedicated to the great man are taking place across the land throughout October. B-Side at Bunters in Truro are taking part on Friday19 October with a typically Peel line up featuring a mix of Alt Indie, Punk, Hip Hop, Electronica and the usual rotating decks with a whole host of DJ's playing from whatever genre they care to...7pm, £3 on the door, OVER 16


Jazz at The Lander Gallery (in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support) from 7pm, tickets £15. Simon Latarche Quartet will be playing; this event includes a glass of wine and nibbles.


The Boston Plan (ages 11-16 only) - live at The Office, 7 - 10pm £5 ticket
A live concert from the band THE BOSTON PLAN. The night comes from some of Cornwall's most emerging talent - The Boston Plan will be rocking the crowd with their contemporary stamp on some old school funk & pop... their energetic sets have started to get them some great exposure leading to some amazing supporting slots with the likes of ELLIE GOULDING & PRO GREEN. The boys have been touring this summer and have graced the same stages as ALEXANDRA BURKE and AGGRO SANTOS.


Musical orienteering 10am - 1pm
On Saturday 20th October from 10am there will be 'Musical Orienteering' happening around Truro City Centre. Loads of amazing acts playing unplugged acoustic sets at various unexpected locations. We'll be giving out a map and directions before it all starts so you can navigate your way to all the performances. Also there will be unique stickers given out after each performance to collect and prove you were there.

The locations are going to be unexpected and amazing. It's running from 10am until 1pm and that it's largely going to remain a mystery until the day. Each location will have copies of the maps.


Jazz Afternoon at Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe, Truro - 1pm
Come and listen to the cool sounds of Zena and her Jazz Warriors. There will be a marquee on the lawn at Castle Lodge and a specially selected menue to include new season native oysters.  To book your exclusive table call Vicky 01872 278884 or just come along and enjoy the music or email Limited space please book early


Music Bites - sounds around the city 12:30 - 1:30pm

Scratch Orchestra perform - High Cross 12.30 - 1.30 pm
On Saturday 20th October a scratch orchestra, under the guidance of Tim Boulton, conductor of Cornwall Youth Orchestra, which is a Music Cornwall ensemble, will rehearse prior to the event. Performance will be at 12:30 - 1:30 on High Cross. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a large music group, and there is a real sense of danger and excitement when a group of musicians, many of whom have never met before, have only three hours in which to get to grips with musical scores they may have never before encountered and then be ready for a performance. The event is open to all, but we expect the major component of the orchestra to be young musicians who are trained by teachers working for Music Cornwall, who are our partners in this exciting event. If you enjoy the performance and think you or your children would like to be taught an instrument, please contact Music Cornwall - their details will be available on promotional literature at the concert and their phone number is 01872 323002.

Introducing... live music performances at Vertigo 3 - 7pm
Live music performances from up and coming Cornish musicians


Cornwall Returners Orchestra - live at The Lander Gallery 3.30pm
A section of Cornwall Returners Orchestra perform.
"Cornwall Returner's Orchestra was formed four years ago by the orchestra's conductor. Players have to be resident in Cornwall and over the age of 21. The intention was to provide an orchestra for players wishing to resume playing an orchestral instrument no matter how long the gap in playing has been. Initially we had less than a dozen; reducing to single figures and now four years later we have nearly sixty regular members.
Today due to work commitments, the orchestra will bring a section and will perform largely popular classical melodies. Rehearsal takes place every Monday in term time at 7.30 at Truro School. Further information is available from an orchestral member or on our website "


Our changing high streets across the UK mean we need to bring a point of difference to Truro and providing a festival like this, bringing music and art and culture to the city streets, really sets us apart.

Finally to emphasise that community spirit for this year’s Music Truro, everyone who wants to be a part of it, please contact

Music Bites

Come and Try at City Music

The David White radio show update!

Tune in to The David White Show on BBC Radio Cornwall all of this week for exclusive performances from Music Truro and to find out what's on and where.

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