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YouTube sensation Colin Leggo creates second video: The Cornish Elements
Dancing in front of Falmouth Docks, singing outside Helston Medical Centre and performing in St Keverne are all featured in the latest video by YouTube sensation Colin Leggo.
Just under two years ago the 35-year-old from Budock Water became an online hit when the video to his song ‘Cornish Is’ went viral.
Detailing his love of pasties, surfing, seagulls and everything else that makes up his county of birth, the video attracted close to 90,000 views – thanks in no small way to it featuring on Radio 1 DJ’s Scott Mills’ radio show.
Now Colin is back and he hopes his latest video, ‘The Cornish Elements’, will be a similar success.
In this one he challenged himself to visit almost 100 towns and villages in two days, singing to a tune from the Pirates of Penzance.
See video below
It features everywhere from Mullion to Mylor, St Keverne to St Michael’s Mount and Penryn to Praa Sands – plus a special appearance from PC Jules Evans from Falmouth police station.
Colin, a comedy writer, told the Packet: “The idea was to set myself the challenge of getting in as many Cornish place names into a two minute song as possible. The final count was ninety six.
“After 'Cornish Is', a few people were disappointed that their town or village wasn't mentioned in it, so I thought it would be fun to create a film just of place names. And with some of the incredible place names around the county you can't help but make it into a comedy.
“It’s just a way to show off the county and for me it was a challenge.”
He hopes this video will achieve the same level of interest as his last, saying of the reaction: “I was really overwhelmed with it. That kind of inspires you to do more.”
With 6,000 views in just three days, The Cornish Elements is always well on its way.
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