Cornish singer-songwriter Kelsey Michael will showcase her debut album, Lethowsow, with a show in Penzance this July.

The album will drop on July 12 on digital, as well as on LP and CD on July 13.

If you want to hear it live, you can at Penlee Park Theatre on July 23.

Ticket prices for the Penzance show range from £5 to £42.

Other scheduled performances include The Pig in Hastings on July 26, as well as Copleston Church (July 28) and Green Note (July 29) in London.

Renowned for her piano-based melodies, Lethowsow demonstrates Ms Michael's penchant for classic '60s and '70s artists like Laura Nyro and Carole King, while also sporting a tinge of modern art-pop edge.

This unique blend of music has been well received, with radio presenter Gilles Peterson featuring songs from the album on his BBC 6 Music and Worldwide FM shows.

Uncut magazine highlighted Ms Michael's music in a piece on the emerging new Cornish folk scene, where her songs were lauded as "Nyro-esque rapture" and Lethowsow was described as being "immersive".

The album tends to deal in the elemental forces that define coastal life, both physically and psychologically.


The debut single, Music Of The Waves, is influenced by Jobim/Morricone and offers listeners a melodious gust of air, underpinned with the imagery of the Cornish landscape.

Guest vocalists for the album include MAY, Maria Heseltine, Ben Kypreos and Greg Dyer, who contribute to its organic sound.

A second song, Mounts Bay Morning, featured award-winning artist Angeline Morrison and Maria Heseltine, and is an anthem for seizing the day and embracing the joys of life.

Echoes of Wake Me Up Before You Go Go reverberate throughout the track.

The album title, Lethowsow, means 'the milky ones' in ancient Kernewek language.

It is the name of the Seven Stones reef on the way to Lands End.

Another song, Gry Maritha, uses the Isles of Scilly freight ship's name in its lyrics, which tell stories of local folklore, hidden familial moments and the ship's regular departure and return.

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