Oll an Gwella
Newquay based Oll an Gwella teamed up with ICON Audio to record their 2020 album ‘From the Heart of Cornwall’. Recorded on location at Colan Church near Newquay, ICON handled all aspects of the production including location Location Recording, Mixing & Mastering, Artwork, CD Manufacturing & Copyright Clearance.
Oll an Gwella …. ‘a bunch of beauties’! All members of Newquay Male Voice Choir are a rehearsed, a cappella, male chorus with a repertoire consisting of over 100 songs including Shanties, Cornish folk, 1960s classics, seasonal & sacred music.
Combining their 4-part harmony with infectious humour the group has earned wide acclaim for their extensive repertoire. Wherever they find themselves, Oll an Gwella’s mission is to spread their joy of singing amongst others and everyone is encouraged to participate – from pensioners to youngsters in school workshops. The group’s reputation and popularity has grown steadily with their repertoire. Normally annually, the group perform “Songs about the Sea” at both the International Shanty Festival in Falmouth and Newquay Fish Festival; they were asked to sing a programme which included a song about flying at a reception to celebrate 100 years of the RAF; they were booked to sing a range of mining songs at a reception in Pendennis Castle, hosted by ‘Cornish Lithium’ as the extraction industry looks again at possibilities in Cornwall; and separately, booked to sing Cornish Folk songs (with some Kernewek – the Cornish language) at Lowender Peran Celtic Festival; a reception hosted by Cornwall Council to recognise minority Celtic languages; and for both German and London-based film crews.
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