To mark St Piran’s Day, Camborne’s re-worked version of Trelawny is being translated into Cornish.
Written last summer by BID Camborne manager Anna Pascoe and sung online by the Ingleheart Singers, the new wording of Cornwall’s famous anthem highlights the need to keep the local community safe by being Covid aware and maintaining social distance.
Cornwall’s national day of celebration in honour of its patron saint is held annually on 5 March. To mark the occasion this year, MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership, is creating a Cornish translation.
“Retail businesses that have been closed since January will finally be re-opening their doors on 12 April if all goes according to the government’s plan, so this seemed like the perfect moment to re-introduce Covid Trelawny and give it an even stronger Cornish feel,” said Anna Pascoe.
“It got a great reception when we first launched it last July and we’re hoping the new translated version will prove similarly popular.
“St Piran’s Day is a very special commemoration in Cornwall and, with just over a month to go before Camborne high street re-opens, it seemed like the perfect occasion to re-launch our song.”
To see the latest version of Covid Trelawny, go to @cambornetown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.