2009 Treloan Fest news – the line up


In the spirit of all our events everyone’s chipping in to make this happen – a kind of ‘harvest festival’ of local community connections and talent.  Come and  join the party, we’re celebrating  Pete, Debs, James and William’s move to the village, the campsite they’ve made so special and the success of the Caravanserai project.

festival flyer .pdf

1pm Bring and Share lunch (local produce if possible, please)


following on from our summer local food banquet feast and the Big Lunch on the Lugger hosed by Transition Roseland, you are invited to support local producers and retail outlets. Create delicious culinary delights to bring and share at a sit down lunch in the Treloan Festival marquee.

1pm -4pm Stalls / piano / open mic


Please get in touch with Debs at Treloan, if you’re intersted in having a stall. enquiries@traloancoastalholidays.co.uk / 01872 580989

4.pm Cake Celebration – led by Lois Wild


The idea is that everyone involved in the festival, Treloan and the Caravanserai project is represented through a cake, the cakes are all brought together on a table where everyone is invited to share the cake, any cake, for free and join in the celebration.There’s a BBC Radio Cornwall write up / interview with Lois about a previous life of this project here and photos of people with the cakes they produced here

4- 7 pm Invited poets and musicians / open mic session

Following on from our popular summer fireside events Mac Dunlop, performance poet and writer hosts invited guests – turn up on the day if you’d like to perform- details of performers so far and approximate time slots are listed below but check the Marquee board on the day for the line up.

Some of our faves from Mac’s repertoire: ode – do I not like bombs / jobs for lifeless / dirty bomb. Mac produces a weekly radio and web broadcast unspoken words for The Source FM.

4.pm Alyson Hallett

alyson negotiations-of-form

Alyson was here in August as part of the Caravanserai residency programme & returns to Treloan to share her poetry. Her work allows us to encounter poetry in all manner of forms & on October 13th, 2009, BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a programme about Alyson’s project, The Migration Habits of Stones, more detals here

5pm Du Hag Owr (and later at 8pm)


Our fantastic local shanty singers return to fill the air with their vocals  – they’ll also be leading us down to the project field for the lighting of another wonderful fire sculpture by Caravanserai artist Hannah Cox.

Local musician, story teller and author Chris Pollard (check marquee board for times)


well, what can we say ..maestro of many talents, musician / author and big supporter of all things local and convivial including ardent Christmas greetings for everyday of the year :-) Thanks to Chris and Mary Pollard, Maria Daines will be headlining our fest at 9pm. Check this – Rockin Church Blues in Gerrans, Cornwall – Chris with Maria Daines & Paul Killington in the local church

6pm Tristan O Meara and friends


Aussie Blues, roots and dijeridu..

We met Tristan busking in Falmouth, he has recently moved himself and his assortment of instruments to the U.K. and he has been performing around Brighton, Manchester, rural England, Wales and Europe.

you can see a clip of Tristan headlining the opening night on the Isle of Wight International Didgeridoo festival here and at Montreux Jazz Festival here

7pm Zapoppin’


“here’s a photo..Poseurs we are”

Hailing from Falmouth , Zapoppin’s eclectic mix has been described as ..Z-shaped, good ol’ poetic power-skiffle played on organ, banjo and box by band members Thomas G.J. Sharpe, Luke Richards and Samuel Brettingham. “Gruesome imagery” – Clash Magazine / “Barnstorming sci-fi” – Lono Records

8 / 8.30 pm lighting the fire sculpture


Bristol artist Hannah Cox returns to Treloan to create a new fire sculpture for the festival, at 8pm our local shanty singers Du Hag Owr will lead us across the field to watch it being lit. Hannah’s last fire sculpture for our feast’ event in August this year was stunningly beautiful and we look forward to seeing the new one.

9pm – headlining, Maria Daines

Cambridge Rock Festival August 2009 (Photography: Martin Bond)

“Rock for the good times, Blues for the bad, Music for the soul”

Maria Daines fronts a multi-award winning rock band playing original material written by Maria & guitarist Paul Killington. Hailing from Cambridgeshire, UK, they formed in 1996 becoming a fixture of the live music scene & making several TV appearances, garnering fans in over 20 countries. Aired on BBC and FM stations the band opened for US artist Pink at Cardiff International Arena, the concert raised over £90,000 for six animal welfare charities.


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