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St Piran Singers performing at Talland Church 7 October 2007 - click photo for larger version - copyright 2007 all rights reserved
The St. Piran Singers and their Musical Director Danny Gill (left) take a bow at the end of the Grand Harvest Festival Concert 2007.
Right -Their multi-talented accompanist and solo performer Liz Sidebotham also enjoys the applause for her skilled contribution.
The St Piran Singers have their own website - - visit it to learn more about this talented ensemble
full report - see below, left hand column
Another photo - Talland's vicar, Rev. Linda Smith thanked the choir for their performance - click here

Grand Harvest Festival Concert 7 October 2007.
60 or so mainly local people attended a concert at the beautiful mediaeval church of Talland on Sunday evening 7 October 2007. The principal performers were the Saint Piran Singers (Saint Piran is the Patron Saint of Cornwall and his flag, a white cross on a black ground, is the flag of Cornwall). The singers number 20 led by Musical Director Danny Gill and the accompanist was multi-talented Liz Sidebotham. The Singers performed a very varied programme, the highlights of which, for me, were a vibrant rendition of "The Rhythm of Life", a moving performance of "You Raise Me Up" and knock-out versions of two of the hits of rock band Queen and Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody and Barcelona.
Musical Director Danny Gill performed two solo numbers and Talland Church was effectively transported to the Left Bank of Paris by the piano accordion skills of Elizabeth Sidebotham.
Proceeds of the concert go to the repairs and electrical upgrading fund of the church (lighting problems this evening made the point well of how important it is to upgrade the electrics of the church) and an auction in the interval of the harvest festival produce raised £170.
As is so often the case, there was room for as many more as those who attended and many people must have seen the notices and wondered whether to turn out - well I can say it's a shame you didn't as you can't beat a live performance by enthusiastic and talented performers. You can always leave your vcr or hd recorder set to capture your favourite tv programs (which you won't remember in a month's time, whereas you'll not ever forget a good live performance such as we enjoyed tonight).
Bob Tarr, webmaster, 7 October 2007

Talland Church Fete is the main fund raising event of the year for Talland church, where, sadly, a steadily ageing and dwindling congregation struggles to maintain an important - and beautiful - mediaeval church.

Talland Church Fete 2005 - copyright
We never knew there was so much talent around Talland Bay before!

Talland Church Fete 2005 - copyright
The refreshments stall was popular - and especially the home made burgers

Talland Bay is a small and quiet place - these are essential parts of its charm and attraction. The nearest locations for "events" are Looe, Polperro, Fowey, Liskeard and Plymouth.However there are occasional small scale events in the Talland Bay area and these will be posted here as and when they come up - providing we know about them!
Latest update - 7 October 2007

Church/Parish Events: Full details of church services and other events are listed in the Parish Diary, which covers Lansallos, Polperro and Talland - click here.

Car boot sales: Every Sunday morning during the Summer, weather permitting, the best Car Boot Sale in the area is held at West Wayland Farm (adjacent to the A387 Looe-Polperro road at Barcelona, just west of the B3359 turning to Pelynt and at the road junction to Talland and Porthallow) from 07:00 to 12:00. No traders. These car boot sales are organised by Looe Lions Club. For more information visit
(For the benefit of non-UK visitors to this page, car boot sales in England are a comparatively recent phenomenon where people take their unwanted possessions, ornaments, old tools, electrical equipment, discarded clothes in the boot or trunk of their car, set up a table to display it alongside a few or many others and sell the items for whatever they can negotiate with other people who are looking for a bargain. Most items sell for a very low price but sellers get rid of clutter and buyers acquire things they want for little expense. Car boot sales have, in the last 20 years, become a national institution).

Concerts: Occasional concerts and other events take place at Talland Church. See left hand column for a report of a recent concert. Watch this space for announcements of future concerts

Cinema: Not surprisingly, there is no cinema in Talland Bay, nor, these days, Looe Fim Society logoeven in nearby Looe. But a local charitable body Cinema by the Sea shows films at Looe Primary School, Hay Lane, Barbican, Looe about once a month using state of the art digital projection, huge screen and surround sound system. The full programme of screenings can be found at or by email from:
Doors open at 7pm, films start at 7.30 prompt. Light refreshments are available. Guest tickets for all our films are 5 and can be booked by phoning 0845 868 1021 (a local rate call) in advance. This number can also be used get information about our next film and to find out how to join Looe Film Society. You must be over 18 to see a film with Cinema by the Sea - so not suitable for families with children. Cinema by the Sea is run by volunteers and is a Registered Charity.