The popular Cornish festival of St Piran’s Day will return on Saturday 4th March 2023, 10am – 3pm.
St Piran’s Day is a pretty important day for us in Cornwall. Every year, the county celebrates one of the patron saints of Cornwall – St Piran. With a wealth of mining history, it’s no surprise we celebrate the patron saint of tin. The festival began as a celebration of tin miners but today St Piran’s Day it is celebrated far and wide as a way of recognising all the great things about Cornwall… Legend says, St Piran was tied to a millstone and thrown into the sea in Ireland in the 5th century. He survived and was said to discover tin pouring from black rocks which is where the design of the Cornish flag derived from. – A white cross on a black background.
Here in Redruth, we’ve got an exciting day of Celtic festivities planned, read on for all the details.
The plan for the day
- 10am until 3pm – The Town Market – food, crafts and engagement stalls on Fore Street, Green Lane, Market Way and Market Hall
- 10am until 3pm – Vintage Vehicles on Alma Place
- 10am until 3pm – Children’s Carousel on Fore Street
- 10am until 3pm – FREE St Piran’s Day Printing at Kresen Kernow
- 10am – The grand unveiling of the refurbished Murdoch House with the Town Mayor. The House will be open all day, with light refreshments, storytelling, film shows and interactive exhibits.
- 10am – Hellfire Kernow badge making workshop with Golden Tree in Redruth Library from 10am – 1pm
- 10am – Bagas Crowd at The Miner Statue
- 11am – Parade sets off from Lemins Court (behind the Regal) led by Redruth Town Band and with Penkevyll the Oss
- 11.30am (approx) – The Trelawny Shout at The Miner Statue
- 12pm – Parade finishes back at Lemins Court
- 12pm – Red River Singers (After the parade) at The Miner Statue
- 12:30pm – Raffidy Dumitz in St Rumon’s Gardens
- 12.30pm – Maids of Melody in Market Hall
- 1pm – Redruth Amateur Operatic Society at The Miner Statue
- 1pm – Ground based circus skills workshop outside the Regal from 1pm until 3pm, and stilt walkers around town
- 1.15pm – Raise the Ruth in St Rumon’s Gardens
- 1.15pm – Ingleheart Choir in Market Hall
- 2pm Riverside at in St Rumon’s Gardens
- 2pm – Red River Singers in Market Hall
- 2pm – Redruth Festival Band and Tatters Morris at The Miner Statue
- 7pm until 11pm Saturday 4th March – St Piran’s Eve Thrashup at the Redruth Drapery featuring the fantastic Hanterhir and Mothen. Get your tickets in advance via Facebook – search for Redruth Drapery, £6pp
9pm Saturday 4th March – Rudi’s Message at St Rumon’s Club
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