Our 1st Charity CD “Working with Amateurs”, now completely sold out  out*, included the following tracks:

 “Good News Newquay”

 “Cornwall My Home”

 “Haul Away Joe”

 “Brightly Beams”

 “My Lord, What a Morning”

 “Only You”


 “Home, Home from the Sea”

 “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

  “Da Do Ron Ron”

 “Little Eyes”

 “Harry’s Song for Cornwall”

Our 2nd CD “All the Best”, still offered for sale at £8 (with less than 10 copies left in stock) included the following tracks:

“Men of Cornwall”

“Cadgwith Anthem”



“Cwm Kernow”

“Cousin Jack”

“Bring me a Li’l Water, Sylvie”

“Mingulay Boat Song”

“Chevalier de la Table Ronde”

“The Pasty Song”

“Bully in the Alley”

“The Last Shanty”

Our 1st Charity CD “Working with Amateurs”, now completely sold out*, was recorded at the Music Recording Studio at Treviglas Community College, with the support of Steve Mildenhall and work experience students.  As a result, we were able to pass on a cheque for £1,200 to ‘The Cove’ Cancer centre at RCH Treliske. Our 2nd CD* “All the Best”, also now sold out has helped us to contribute to funding for Cornwall Blood Bikes and, with donations from performances, has enabled us to contribute £13,500 to CBB as well as supporting other charities including RNLI and Cornwall Hospice Care, each of which have received over £1,000.

*Tracks are still available on Spotify or iTunes, artist: “Oll an Gwella”


As a group of rehearsed choristers, we use a pitch-pipe for our lead note and usually sing 4-part, male harmony music, suitable (and tailored) for any occasion.  We like to bring smiles to the faces of our audience and don’t take ourselves too seriously as we share our love of choral music with others. We have helped to launch and support other choral groups, especially local school-based choirs.  We are keen to work with school choirs and have provided highly successful workshops with Cornish ‘folk’ Songs and Shanties in local (and not-so-local schools). With lots of help from Cornish linguists we sing in Kernewek (Cornish language) and have performed for Gorsedd Kernow, The Celtic Congress, Cornwall Council and Old Cornwall Societies as well as frequent performances for Newquay’s St Piran’s Day Festival.   The group have also worked closely with “Lowender Peran” Festival organisers to introduce local schoolchildren to the Cornish Language and Cornish Folk Songs.  They have been featured on BBC Spotlight TV, German ZDF Television and in a London University film about minority languages, as well as a number of slots on BBC Radio Cornwall, Radio Newquay, Pirate Radio FM and Radio Orient, in Brittany, France.

 We are delighted to sing at Weddings, Birthdays or other celebrations and have sung in churches, pubs, clubs, quarries, halls, private homes, parks, gardens, festivals, tents, marquees, boats, a slate mine and in a Napoleonic reservoir.  We have performed from the main sound stage of the “Lorient Interceltique Festival” with its’ 700,000 visitors over 10 days and opened the mainstage at the “Boardmasters Music Festival” with its 50,000 supporters (one or two of whom were present!). We were even challenged to perform a song from one of the Boardmasters’ Headline Acts and entertained disbelieving audiences with our version of George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’, receiving loud and enthusiastic applause!

 We normally sing songs:

  •  about Cornwall and its communities  E.G.  ‘Cornwall My Home’, ‘Camborne Hill’ and ‘Lamorna’
  • about the sea (including some well-known shanties)  E.G. ‘Haul Away Joe’, ‘South Australia’ and ‘Sloop John B’
  • from the 60s and 70s which we sing in the “Flying Pickets” style  E.G. ‘Only You’, ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ and ‘Dream’
  • with more formal male voice choral arrangements  E.G. ‘The Rose’, ‘The White Rose’ and ‘My Lord What a Morning’

We also entertain with a range of seasonal songs and carols, particularly pre-Christmas, and these bring our rehearsed repertoire to well over 100 songs.

 Here’s some YouTube links to live Oll an Gwella performances (mostly 2014 unless shown):