Praa Sands Community Centre


Entertainment, Activities and Events for the local community, surrounding districts and visitors to the area

Neil Maya Quartet | 1959: The Golden Year of Jazz

Saturday 7th March at 7.30pm – all tickets £9.   A Carn To Cove event

Viv Robertson

Viv Robertson | A tribute to Bob Dylan and Neil Young

Saturday 4th April at 7-30pm – all tickets £8

Viv Robertson has played in pubs, restaurants, folk clubs and festivals in Cornwall and other venues around the UK; residencies in Bermuda, Gibraltar, Spain, The Balearics and Tenerife; appearances at Douarnenez Maritime Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth and Truro blues festivals. Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre, Falmouth International Shanty Festival, Holifair, various beer festivals and regular performances and compereing at Porthleven Food and Music Festival.

He has been frontman for Din of Inequity, Donkey Work, Earth Connection, The Vee Band and (currently) Bluestalk Revival.

Now based near Frogpool, he regularly hosts acoustic sessions and plays a lot of solo gigs around the county including annual tributes to Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Burns Night and St Patrick’s Day.

Viv Robertson’s Facebook page

David Mynne | The Canterbury Tales

Saturday 9th May at 7.30pm – all tickets £9.    A Carn To Cove event

The Hoodle

The Hoodle in Concert

Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm – all tickets £8

The Hoodle line up . . .

STEVE TURNER –: . Played in various touring bands as a bassist, but after seeing Jimi Hendrix play live in 1967, was inspired to take up the guitar, becoming an accomplished slide, steel, electric & acoustic guitarist.. During his touring & recording career, he has played with Kirsty MacColl, Ralph McTell, Pete Murphy, Lloyd Green, Billie Jo Spears, and the Bucket Boys with Willie Wilson & Tim Renwick, among many others.

WILLIE WILSON – DRUMS/PERCUSSION, MANDOLIN, VOCALS: . An original member of Cochise who produced 2 albums for United Artists (1970/71), he then went on to become the permanent drummer with Quiver who released 2 albums for Warner Bros Records (1971/72) before joining forces with Iain & Gavin Sutherland. Between 1973 & 1978 the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver released 6 albums including the hit single “Lying in the Arms of Mary”. After SBQ, Willie worked with the touring version of Pink Floyd, performing on the concerts and film sound track of “The Wall”, as well as playing on David Gilmour’s first solo album and on the most recent “On an Island”. He has also performed with Lonnie Donegan, Syd Barrett, Hank Wangford, Al Stewart, Joe Brown, Ralph McTell & on various other sessions & tours.

EMMA SPIRES – ELECTRIC/DOUBLE BASS, VOCALS: Studied classical guitar, then moved to bass. She has played on the Cornish music circuit since age 14, performing with bands of various genres including Country, Blues, Rock, Folk & Gypsy Jazz. Emma was part of the band Blues Connection who played supports for Wilko Johnson and Little Feat. She has also played bass on three UK tours with Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett from Little Feat, along with Phil Beer of Show Of Hands.

TIM RENWICK – ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITARS, VOCALS: A massive career history as a live concert performer, recording artist and top session guitarist. Career highlights include chart success with the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, extensive tours with Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, Al Stewart, Elton John, Mike & the Mechanics, and a 74-date tour with the Eric Clapton Band, which included the 1985 Live Aid concert from Philadelphia.

The Hoodle Website

Pengersick Lane
Praa Sands
Penzance TR20 9RB
01392 581070

Just off the A394 between Marazion and Helston at the top of Pengersick Lane

Disabled access and toilet. Parking available outside hall. Hearing loop installed. Bar and tea/coffee  and cakes available