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St Piran's day 2020 - Dancing to the heartbeat of Spring

Truro St Piran’s Day parade will take place on Thursday, 5th March 2020. It will leave St George’s Road (Waterfall Gardens) at 1pm and process through the streets to High Cross. One and All are welcome to join the Parade or to watch.

Truro City Council in association with Truro Old Cornwall Society invites the one and all, from Truro and surrounding area, or from Australia, USA or wherever else people with Cornish associations reside, to join in the annual celebration of St Piran. The Parade will process along River Street to the War Memorial on Boscawen Street and will finish at High Cross. A short celebratory bit of crisp speechifying,*** singing and dancing, with free saffron buns or pasties – supplied by Martins’ the Bakers.

This year we have commissioned Truro’s ascendant composer and Truro Male Voice Choir Musical Director, Russell Pascoe, to write a new Truro St Piran’s Day march. It will be performed by local musicians, including members of Bagas Crowd and Gorsedh Piper, Robin Holmes, and with the support of Cornwall Dance School, local primary school children will be dancing along the way. If you can play and Parade, and can make a rehearsal – please contact

Look out for the St Piran’s themed shop window competition, including pictures by Cornish school children. The trophy for the competition has been specially made by Truro’s Woodturner, Barry Pettit.

There will be a TROYL with Bagas Crowd and Mathi Clarke, at the White Hart from about 2.30pm. This traditional Cornish music session will feature singing, drinking and merriment.  

In the evening Dew Vardh (Bert Biscoe & Pol Hodge) will be performing at the Royal Standard, Gerrans as part of the Gerrans Old Cornwall Society - 7.30pm start.

*** Mayor of Truro, Bob Smith,

Chair of Cornwall Council, Hilary Frank,

Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, Liz Carne,

The Lord Lieutenant – Edward Bolitho

Bishop Philip of Truro

  • Parade Music Rehearsal 

When                  Thursday 5th March 2020 

Where                St Georges Road (waterfall gardens) 

Time                    12.00 Noon 

All Welcome 

  • Main Parade 

When                  Thursday 5th March 2020 

Where                 Parade starts from St Georges Road (waterfall gardens) , Truro before processing along Francis Street, River Street, Boscawen Street and back up to Truro Cathedral. 

Time                     1.00pm 

Tickets                  Free event 

  • Troyl & Bagas Crowd 

When                    Thursday 5th March 2020

Where                  The White Hart Pub, New Bridge Street, Truro

Time                      2.30pm 

  • Trelawny Shout 

When                      Thursday 5th March 

Where                     The Rising Sun, Mitchell Hill & The County Arms, Highertown 

Time                         9.00pm