Falmouth folk group The Oggymen are to headline the iconic Minack Theatre this summer.

For the very first time, the 11-strong popular Cornish group will be headlining one of the world’s most famous outdoor venues, the Minack at Porthcurno, on the evening of Friday, July 9.

While they have performed there in the past, supporting the Kernow King, this will be the first time the singers will have the stage to themselves in their own concert.

For over a decade now, The Oggymen have championed contemporary Cornish folk music and celebrated those precious songs that bind them to their landscape, community and to their past.

They have built a reputation for tight harmonies and inspiring performances that convey the rugged beauty of the Duchy of Cornwall.

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The Oggymen frontman Andy Rowe said: “In the year where our horizons have become hidden, our sense of place has never felt so important."

At the Minack audience members will be able to hear their acclaimed arrangements of the songs that have been sung in communities of Cornish people past and present.

Their wide repertoire ranges from trade union songs appropriated by Cornish miners in the 1980s, to those songs sung at Falmouth Working Boat regattas and Cornish pilot gig races within recent memory.

The concert will also feature tracks from their critically acclaimed fourth album, ‘How It Belongs To Be’.

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Andy added: “Recording the new album during last year’s restrictions was an enjoyable challenge, but really, singing these songs to an audience is where we take our greatest pleasure.

"The Minack is the most prestigious venue for any Cornish group and the ideal setting for these songs."

Tickets go on general sale this Wednesday, April 7, starting off with the limited capacity of 270. However more tickets may be available should Government restrictions be lifted as planned in June.