The Kea plum harvest has inspired a new song and music video by Cornish singer Richard Trethewey. Bringing The Harvest Home is the latest release by the Clay Country musician, and was launched during a night of music and film at Truro’s Plaza cinema on April 25.

With the help of Hidden Nowhere Films, Richard has delivered a film that aims to capture the age-old custom of bringing the harvest in. He was especially moved by a description of the harvest in from David Mudd’s 1989 book Around and About the Fal.

“There was a particular description of people arriving at the creek on foot, in boats and on steamers to visit the famous orchards that caught my imagination,” he said.

“The Kea plums of Cowlands and Coombe are renowned, and the area is one of the most beautiful and timeless places in Cornwall. Large orchards of plums and apples grow, as well as in gardens and even along the river banks. It has long been a personal family favourite place to visit.”

Richard and his band of musicians took to the stage to launch his new album, Two Halves. The audience were also treated to films including Queen of the Cornish Rhine, Frenchman’s Creek (inspired by the Daphne Du Maurier novel) and Hope in a Jam Jar.

The film can be seen on YouTube, on Facebook @theboytrethewey or on his website

You can catch Richard live next at Fowey Literary Festival (complete with films) on May 12, then at Wadebridge Folk Club, New Polzeath on May 16.