Ben Batten

Ben is a Newlyn ‘Bucca’, retired English and Drama teacher, poet/short story writer/playwright, family man, Arsenal fan and Methodist. He lives in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

Bert Biscoe

VYAJOR GANS GERYOW (Voyager with Words).
Bert is a Cornish songwriter, poet, politician and writer. He has performed in various guises, from touring rock bands to village WI poetry readings, and is one half of the popular poetry partnership, Dew Vardh, with his long-standing colleague, Cornish linguist, teacher and poet, Pol Hodge. Both are always available for booking, either individually or together. ‘The Story of Cornwall’ was written specially for this CD.

Brenda Wootton (1928-1994)

A key founder of the legendary Count House Folk Club in the 1960s, Brenda charmed Cornish, Celtic, National and International audiences with her rich voice, warmth and presence for 30 years. Singing in English and Cornish her Bardic name was Gwylan Gwavas (Seagull of Newlyn).

Skyll Glas

A six-piece close harmony singing group from South East Cornwall, their sound is augmented by harp and fiddle. Consisting of Jess Crosbie, Anne Hughes, Bethanie Lewis, Jessie Parker, Ele Waters and Elowen Waters, they represented Cornwall at the Pan Celtic Song Contest in Ireland in 2011 and have released an EP, entitled Dingling, Jess Crosbie was a finalist in TV’s The Voice.

Douglas Williams M.B.E.

Born in Newlyn, where he lives today, Douglas was a journalist for over 50 years with music and drama among his leisure interests. He has written several books on Cornish subjects. He has sung as tenor soloist with operatic and choral societies and with male voice choirs throughout Cornwall. He was awarded the M.B.E. for his services to journalism and the community in Cornwall.