A Cornish folk festival is celebrating is paying tribute to one of the Duchy's own in his 70th year.

The Cornwall Folk Festival is paying tribute to Cornish songwriter Harry Glasson and his remarkable contribution to Cornish culture.

Codenamed ‘Glassonbury’, the festival organisers have peppered the four-day August bank holiday with events to celebrate Glasson’s music.

Glasson himself will be the festival’s guest of honour.

Will Keating, who released a dozen of his songs as ‘Cornwall, My Home’ in 2017, plays a set and joins Harry at the outdoor ‘FAR Stage’ on Sunday afternoon for an interview conducted by former journalist and father of a musical dynasty, Geoff Lakeman.

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North Cornwall acts Steve Winchester and Coastal Belles play a set each featuring several Glasson compositions, and many acts performing in the town centre streets have added a Glasson or two to their setlists.

The closing concert will hear audience and musicians attempt to raise Wadebridge Town Hall’s roof with a rousing rendition of ‘Cornwall, My Home’.

Said festival director Adrian Jones: "We were planning a concert of Harry’s songs, but as this year’s line-up was postponed from 2020 due to Covid, it meant means we had no available time. Instead, we have soaked the whole four days in his music by sprinkling our programme with essence of Glasson."

The festival itself mixes indoor and outdoor events. At this time, it is hard to know if indoor events will be allowed without social distancing come the end of August.

But the team’s battle cry is ‘if we can, we will!’, and if indoor events are not allowed, there will be a hasty re-location of the three indoor sets.

Tickets, which are backed with a full Covid refund guarantee, plus more details about the festival, can be found on their website at cornwallfolkfestival.com.

Cornwall Folk Festival runs in Wadebridge from Friday 27 to Monday August 30, 2021.