Winner of Song For Cornwall 2020

I am delighted to have won Song For Cornwall 2020 with my ode to The Towans called ‘Song of the Dune’ or ‘Kan an Tewyn’. It is my first foray into the Cornish language as I mainly write in English (occasionally French). When I composed this song while walking on the sand dunes in the winter, It was so tied up with the expansive landscape that I knew that if it had lyrics, it had to be in Cornish. I wrote it principally as a cinematic piece, so am planning to film something evocative for it. Or perhaps it will be used in a Cornish thriller? My favourite response to the song was “move over Scandi Noir, here is Cornish Noir”.

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