What’s On September 2016

Monday 5th
New school term begins
Tuesday 6th
Veryan WI in Parish Hall 7 pm
Sunday 11th
Nare Head bunker tours: last for the year!
Friday 16th
Pat Coldrick Concert in Veryan church 7.30 pm
Saturday 17th
Sunday 25th
9.30 am Portloe harvest thanksgiving
6 pm Ruan harvest festival evensong
Monday 26th
Portloe Harvest Supper
Thursday 29th
Joint benefice PCC meeting
at Veryan

September Church Services

Sunday 4 September Trinity 15
11 am Eucharist Canon Ken Boullier
Sunday 11 September Trinity 16
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Jean Rolt
Sunday 18 September Trinity 17
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Martyn Pinnock
Sunday 25 September Trinity 18
8.30 am Holy Communion Rev’d Jean Rolt
11 am Matins Rev’d Martyn Pinnock

September News 2016

Our recent PCC meeting was held in school, as the hall had already
been booked; we had not realised how small the chairs would be! It
certainly concentrated the minds and the meeting was shorter than
usual… But we were grateful for the room [it was ringing practice
night, too , so we couldn’t have used the church!]
Canon Ken, our Rural Dean, came along to explain the initial process
necessary in the selection of a new priest.
As we are currently ‘in suspension’ [that means we have no parish priest] the meeting had to appoint a Lay Chairman [someone who isn’t a priest]. Christine Edwards is now the PCC’s chairman for the next year with David
Elliott as vice-chairman.
The matter of winter services was discussed, especially the early service at Veryan once a month [on the 4th Sunday, 8.30 am].
The average congregation at this service is modest in number, and
the PCC will be looking at the possibility of rescheduling it: regular worshippers’ comments are sought.
The Quinquennial Report has been received  and the churchwardens
will prioritise works required to be done.
We were sorry to learn that Robin Hart no longer finds it possible to
play for 11 am services on a regular basis. Doreen Freeman has
agreed to play on first and third Sundays, but on some Sundays it
can be difficult to find a willing organist; if any of our readers
would like to volunteer, for organ or piano, the churchwardens
would love to hear from you!

Pat Coldrick Kernow Concerts Interview

Pat ColdrickKnown all over the world as an inspiring and charismatic classical guitarist, and acclaimed in the international media, Pat Coldrick has gained a fanatical following in Ireland and beyond. He has recorded with such names as Marti Pellow; yet this unassuming hero of so many is the big name in classical guitar that the world nearly passed by.
Pat began playing guitar when he was 14 years old and, inspired by the recordings of Bream, Segovia and Williams, was self-taught. After playing with various bands and having had masterclasses with David Russell, he enrolled in music college in Dublin… but that was where things went horribly wrong.
PC: The problem was, I’d developed my own techniques and my own way of approaching music, and I was being told that pretty much everything I knew was ‘wrong’, and I became really disillusioned. By the time I was 25, I dropped out, and although I won the All Ireland Gold Medal at the Feis Ceoil with a record score of 98%, and gave a few public recitals, my confidence was shattered.
In 1987, his guitar went back into its case and he took up another interest: woodwork. Soon after, he embarked on a ‘sensible’ career, first making furniture, and then highly ornate, bespoke Victorian kitchens to commission. Things went very well, and in the boom years they went even better… but then came the recession, and in 2008, he literally lost everything.
PC: Suddenly no one wanted fancy kitchens made for them and I was left without a single euro in my pocket: You know, I was literally praying for help. A month later, I found out by chance that an old friend of mine had died, and I was shocked. Totally stunned. I went into the attic and got out my old guitar and just started playing. That day, I wrote a piece in her memory, and I called it ‘The Lament’. Then I realised that this was what I should be doing… and much to my wife’s horror, aged 47, I decided to go out busking!
Pat started playing at private functions – even barbecues – and recorded a CD, ‘Cayendo’, as a sort of calling card. Then, out of the blue, in 2009, he was ‘discovered’ while out busking, by an American promoter who invited him to perform in Florida in 2010… and offered him a big fee into the bargain.

PC: Next up, I had a call from RTE and I went and played on the radio. That really worked well in Ireland – the switchboard jammed and I sold 200 CDs by the time I got home! The festival in Florida went down brilliantly, and I had whole television and radio programmes focusing on my music. After 25 years without playing, I was suddenly catapulted into all this!
Nowadays, the album ‘Cayendo’ sells all over the world, has been described as one of the greatest guitar albums ever, and received a rave review in Classical Guitar magazine.
PC: It’s a funny thing, really. I’m just a country lad from Ireland. I never expected to see Moscow or sell out the National Concert Hall. I’m having a great craic travelling around the world and just playing from my heart and entertaining people. It’s what I was born to do.

Duo NIHZ – Kernow Concerts Review

Duo Nihz@Veryan

The wonderfully talented duo of Bobby Rootveld and Sanna van Elst may have left Cornwall for the Scandinavian leg of their 8-week world tour, but they will certainly never be forgotten!
Four nights that Ben Salfield described as “sheer madness… but MY sort of madness” included every conceivable emotion, and had members of the audiences laughing and crying at each recital. From tales of complete joy to the misery and murder of the Shoah (Holocaust) and before, there was everything and more that the audience could possibly have expected.
Bobby’s extroverted character extended dramatically into the concert, as he performed magic tricks, balanced guitars and did crazy things with ping pong balls; while Sanna’s calmness held each show together. Bobby’s virtuosic ability on the guitar was matched by the clarity and angelic tones of Sanna’s voice, and her amazing improvisational talents on different sorts of recorder. Audience participation was required at various points, and even that was of the highest quality!
Duo NIHZ will be back in Cornwall – that’s for sure!
Click HERE to see them perform the first piece on their opening night.

Pat Coldrick

Pat Coldrick at Veryan Church 16/9/16 

Photos from the concert can be seen here

Video Clips from the concert can be seen by clicking the links below:


Pat Coldrick Poster Pat Coldrick

Pat Coldrick’s session work and classical appearances have earned him a reputation of being one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Ireland. As well as his touring performances, he has appeared on National Radio and T.V. and has studied with world renowned guitarists David Russell and Gabriel Esterellas. Pat has achieved worldwide acclaim for his unique sensitive and expressive style in his playing.

His music defies genre and appeals to a wide cross section of music lovers. While Pat plays his own arrangements of great classical pieces, it is his own compositions that sets him apart – pieces such as Lament, CityJam and Antarctica to name but a few. Pat’s skillful and atmospheric connection with his audience is an art form in itself and is in total contrast to other more formal classical performances. He has a very easy going, laid back and unassuming approach and his interaction with the audience and philosophy of ‘entertaining’ rather than ‘educating’ his listeners is a breath of fresh air.

Once Pat begins to play people are immediately captivated by his dedication, passion and skill. His interpretation and delivery of each piece combined with his superb artistry as a performer results in his unique ability to make his audience laugh and equally move them to tears. He has twice performed sell out concerts at Irelands National Concert Hall (the equivalent of the Royal Albert Hall) and will be playing there again in October this year.

Album Releases: Cayendo (2010) and CityJam (November 2014)

Festivals: International Guitar Festival in St Petersburg, Slovenia and USA. He has also been invited to play at many Irish Festivals including – Ards International Guitar Festival, Derry International Guitar Festival, Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Dun Laoghaire Music Festival in Marley Park

TV & Radio Appearances: Late Late Show in 2012, RTE Radio 1, LMFM, Nova, Cry104 FM

Sell Out Concerts: 2 Sellout Concerts in The National Concert Hall· Performed with Degani Ensemble under the leadership of Alan Smale (RTE Symphony Orchestra)· Invited to Play with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Temple Bar in November 2014 for Dublin Culture Night

Reviews: The CityJam Album was critically acclaimed in the international Classical Guitar Magazine – Nov 2014.

Other Artists: Recorded tracks with Marti Pellow for his album released in 2015. He also has a very significant presence on social media including Facebook with over 13,000 Likes on his Music Page. His unique interpretation of “Danza Paraguaya” by Austin Barrios has over 225,000 views on YouTube.

The Concert takes place on Friday 16th September at 19:30. Tickets £10 (£5 U16) on the door.

A selection of video clips can be seen below: