Penzance’s St Piran’s Day festivities start with a special Cornish concert to be held at St John’s Hall on Monday at 7pm.  

Performing that night will be the St Piran’s School Choir who are made up of a collaboration of local schools, while Penzance Guizers will be enhancing the atmosphere with dancing throughout the evening. 

The following day will see the traditional St Piran Furry Dance take place, beginning at 10.15am. The event sees local school children dancing the Furry through Causewayhead before heading to to sing at Morrab Gardens, accompanied by the mayor of Penzance Stephen Reynolds and town crier Phil Northcott.  

Among the musicians taking part in the parade will be The Golowan Band who will be helping to provide the sound for the ‘Trelawny Shout’ at Morrab. On Tuesday evening Pensans Morris will be performing at the Yacht Inn from 8pm, which will be followed by the singing of traditional Cornish songs. 

Meanwhile in St Just, a St Piran’s Concert is being hosted at Miner’s Chapel on Friday at 7pm. 

Entertainment will be provided by Twin Harmony, Buccas Four, St Just Primary School Choir and Cape Cornwall School musicians.  

The concert will also announce the results for the window dress competition, which this year was judged by headteachers of local schools. Gold, silver, bronze and highly commended certificates are to be awarded on the night.  

Tuesday  will see the town’s St Piran parade take place and which will see people assemble at the Plen an Gwary at 1.30pm. It will then progress around the square and back down Cape Cornwall.  

There will be processional dancing from St Just and Pendeen Primary Schools, The Ark Pendeen and Brambles Nusery. Joining them will be Cape Cornwall School and representatives of local organisations led by the Mayor Sue James, St Just’s town councillor, Reverend Karsten Wedgewood, as well as local band Baga Lannust.