Quotes & References:

A few quotes & thanks from those who have heard us or invited us to sing:

  “…… Wow – what a set – you boys are the best thing we’ve seen over the weekend …. fantastic fun!”

     Comment from a couple at the Pennycomequick pub (Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019)

  “…. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the guys for singing so beautifully yesterday. It really did make our wedding service perfect. So many of our congregation said that your singing before and during the service was a highlight of their day.  We had a perfect, perfect day and you and the guys played a huge role in that and you will be in our memories (and photos!) forever!”

   Best wishes –  Jo  (Bride)  (PS – We will look out for your future performances & try and see you some time)

 “…… Can you pass on my sincere thanks to all the men from Oll an Gwella for performing yesterday. It was great and I hope you enjoyed it, and in total we’ve raised over £2500 which is fantastic! ……….. That’s wonderful news, thank-you. Will be great to have you back!”

   Best Wishes – Rose Wiltshire (Cornwall Hospice Care)

 “…. it was a superb day. The weather was stunning and we all felt the singing was great. Afterwards we went to The Lugger for a pint and Oll an Gwella started singing in there (attracting quite a crowd) we then stood outside and sang, bringing the street to a virtual standstill. It was all greatly received and when two old Australian couples said where they were from we struck up with “South Australia.” The lady – called “Sheila” – said “You’ve made my day.”  It was one of the “best of days”.

   Oll an Gwella – Tony

“…….Oll an Gwella started with an American Spiritual “Good News” which they had adapted by adding verses that put a positive spin on Newquay.  The All-Male group of nine were marvellously harmonious as they rendered “Only You” – music from the 1970s and originally sung by the Flying Pickets. Then in memory of the many Cornish miners who, with their expertise, migrated to the Colonies, they sang the rousing song “South Australia” which was adapted with their saucy words …… suddenly we were all encouraged to fill our lungs and sing lustily….they had added several risqué verses that had their audience in hysterics … “

   Thank you! …. Kindest Regards, Heather  (Perranporth Good Companions)