As a group, “Oll an Gwella” (Cornish for “all the best”) have sung on/at most of the major entertainment stages and locations in Cornwall. The group is available ‘for hire’ to sing (almost!) anywhere and since coming together in 2010 the choristers have supported a range of events at iconic venues such as The Eden Project, Carnglaze Caverns, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, at the Minack Theatre, at The Hall for Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Show, Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival and Falmouth International Sea-Shanty Main Stages. They have also sung at and in Churches, Chapels and Cathedrals where they have helped to raise thousands of pounds for local charities and, by travelling across the area, have brought a little fun, joy and entertainment to those living in nursing homes, sheltered accommodation and hospitals as well as schools. They also provide entertainment for Memory Cafés, Friendship clubs, groups and circles and can even claim to have sung in a ‘pop-up pub’ and helped celebrate the opening of a new pub in Cornwall as well as entertaining at venues across the Tamar, and beyond, with visits, events and bookings at concerts, stages and Festivals in Wales and Brittany.
Huge thanks to our recent hosts in Brittany for their help, support, friendship and generous receptions and smiles on our (October 2019) trip to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. We hope to welcome “La Cle des Chants” from Morlaix, “Voisins Voix’in” and “Marins des Legendes” from Henvic, back to Cornwall at sometime in the near future!
As a group, Oll an Gwella is very popular, performing more than 100 times each year. In great demand, the group has bookings stretching 18-months ahead, so please book early to avoid disappointment, especially if you have a particular date in mind.
Some of our immediate/forthcoming engagements (N.B. Newquay Male Voice Choir engagements – NMVC in italics, Oll an Gwella engagements – OaG in Bold):
Tue 18 Feb 7.00/7.30pm at Newquay Golf Club NMVC Dinner
Thu 20 or 27 Feb Rehearsal at The Wave House Church
Fri 21 Feb 7.00-9.00pm Recording for New CD St Michael’s Church 6.00pm Oag
Sat 22 Feb 10.00-5.00pm Recording for New CD St Michael’s Church
Mon 24 Feb 11.00 OaG to Ann Shinner Funeral St Michaels Church Newquay
2.30-3.30 OaG Workshop to Newquay Bishops Academy
Tue 25 Feb 3.15 OaG Workshop to St Columb Major Academy.
Wed 26 Feb 1.00pm OaG Workshop to Newquay Junior Academy
Thu 27 Feb 2.00-3.00pm OaG Workshop to St Columb Minor Academy
7.00pm Rehearsal at The Wave House Church
Fri 28 Feb 7.00pm OaG + Morgannow + NRCS to Kernewek Sea Shanty Evening at Newquay Rowing Club
Sun 01 Mar 7.45pm OaG to St Piran’s Cornish Shanty+ evening at Trevarrian – Travellers Rest
Mon 02 Mar 10.15am OaG to Lighthouse Cinema then 11.00 Bait
Wed 04 Mar NMVC 7.30pm St Piran’s Eve Concert at St Michael’s Church with “Sea Strings” and “Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir”
Thu 05 Mar 4.20pm OaG St Piran’s Day “Troyll Yowynk An Kerdh-Adro” Walkabout – with School Choirs & Dancers
7.00pm OaG St Piran’s Day “Troyll Klub Revya” at Newquay Rowing Club
Sat 07 Mar 11.00am OaG to St Piran’s Food Day Griffin Hotel 11.00-1.00pm
7.30pm OaG to Twinning Assn St Michaels Hall St Piran’s Party
Sun 08 Mar 9.30 for 10.00 OaG to The Wave House Church Service
Tue 10 Mar 2.00-3.00pm OaG to Tregony (Des Mennear)
Thu 19-Mon 23 Mar Choir Tour to Cotswolds & Cheltenham
(TBC Sat 28 Mar OaG to ALL DAY EVENT CBB 5th Anniversary – with Wives or 25/04)
Tue 31 Mar 6,30 TBC OaG to PRIVATE EVENT Wedding at Knightor Winery
FURTHER DATES WILL APPEAR DRECKLY – contact Rob Spowart firstname.lastname@example.org if you need specific detail before dates are published on the website