Rackhouse Pifler playing at St James

eventbriteUrbanKelt Proudly presents Americana, bluegrass, roots band RACKHOUSE PILFER all the way from Co Sligo Ireland!!!

This is an incredible opportunity to catch one of Europe’s best up and coming bands in the beautiful local setting of St James Church in St Kew…

Not only that, but they will be supported by two of Cornwall’s best bands creating serious waves of their own:

Echo Town –
The Grenaways – http://thegrenaways.com/

17.10.16 St James Church – Kew, Cornwall 7pm


The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER has been unstoppable. Formed by a fireside session in McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the 6 piece band have developed their own energetic live sound & have received rave reviews for their original songs. Currently they are working towards album #3 & touring Ireland, UK & Europe.


together“Beer Flinging Banjo Rock” – ShortList, (the UK’s leading Mens Magazine)

“Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band.” – Hotpress Magazine

“The 6-piece Pilfers aren’t short of energy, they can play up a storm” – Irish Times

“9/10, Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship” – Maverick (UK #1 Indep. Country Music Mag).


In 2015 Rackhouse Pilfer were invited by Super Producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams) to be the session band on 2 tracks for Tom Jones album ‘Long Lost Suitcase’ (released 9/10/’15), including the 1st single ‘Honey, Honey’, a Duet with Imelda May.

“BEST FOLK/TRAD 2015” awarded by Hotpress Music Magazine.
“Live Band of the Year 2014” awarded by Hotpress & Jagermeister Freezer Sessions.
Live performance on “The Ray Darcy Show” one of Irelands top chat shows, Jan 2016.

RHP have headlined some of Ireland’s, UK’s & Europe’s biggest music festivals incl; La Roche Bluegrass Festival France, Omagh Bluegrass Festival, Body & Soul, Sea Sessions, Doolin Folk Festival, Great British Folk Festival, Country 2 Country O2 London, Piknik Country & Folk Festival Poland, Rendezvous Country Festival France, Versasca Country Festival Switzerland & many more.

RHP have released 2 albums ‘Back to the Country’ & ‘Love and Havoc’, the later of which was recorded in Nashville & produced by Brad Jones (Steve Earl, Josh Rouse, Bobby Bare Jr).

Special Guests opening up the show for Imelda May at Sligo Live Festival.

Invited to perform for the Irish President at his yearly Garden Party Event celebrating Ireland & Irish success’s.

2016 RHP were selected as ‘Breaking Artists’ and invited to perform at Country 2 Country Festival in the O2 London.

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Professor Paul Fiddes will lead a day reflecting on the relationship between drama and spirituality in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Saturday 5th November from 10am – 3pm in St Endellion Church.   Drawing on two important quotations from the New Testament in the play, Shakespeare encourages us to find the power of love which enables us to see things more clearly both in personal relationships and in civic society.  The day will conclude at 6pm in St Minver Church with an exciting presentation of a new church ‘liturgy for voices’, combining new poetry, music and excerpts from traditional Christian liturgy, giving opportunities for involvement by the congregation.


Our New Children and Families Worker!

I am Marcus JonesIntroducing our new Children and Families Worker, Marcus Jones, who we are delighted to welcome to the Cluster as a full time member of the team:

I am Marcus Jones, 45 and have two teenage children who live with their mother in Falmouth.

My accent isn’t easy to place, I was born in Scotland, I’ve lived in Wales and grew up in Northern Ireland. My English years started at the age of 17 in Taunton, my early adult years in the Black Country and I’ve been in Cornwall for nine years now.

I have been involved in children’s work within the church from the very beginning of being a practicing Christian back in my Taunton days helping with Junior Church and the youth evening service. I’ve been a Boys’ Brigade captain, helped with weekends away events, was a children’s worker to a joint Anglican/Methodist venture in the West Midlands and for Churches Together in the Falmouth and Penryn. More recently I have been working for the short breaks services for children with autism.

Ten of my favourite things in no particular order; Bach, bagpipes, Van Gogh, Simpsons, sailing, Pixar films, dogs, curry, and Harry Potter. If I could have one Harry Potter spell it would be “Accio” the summoning charm- not because I’m too lazy to stretch over to the tv remote but because I seem to spend a lot of time looking for something, usually keys. Utopia for me would be a keyless society.

My favourite Joke is:       Knock knock – who’s there?
Little old lady- Little old lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel.

I do actually listen to yodelling music though I can’t do it myself and as you get to know me you’ll discover my jokes won’t improve!

Working with children and families is a great privilege and a most wonderful thing to be involved in. In it we are answering Jesus’ invitation to feed his sheep and his lambs and yet it is in the people we are serving where we meet God reflected back on us and often in quite unexpected ways. I am very much looking forward to serving alongside you within the North Cornwall Cluster. There are many different ways of being involved with children and family work; willing hands to set up and dismantle, kind hearts to provide refreshments, and friendly ears to listen to children and their families are the most important roles to any activity as they are the glue that holds everything together.

Please help St. Petroc’s

St. Petroc’s Society is a Cornwall-based charity caring for the single homeless. Often they are sleeping rough and may have a range of difficulties including addiction, mental ill health, relationship problems or a differing lifestyle, which contribute to their homelessness and social exclusion. St Petroc’s exists to provide a diverse range of services for these particular clients.

We collect dried and tinned food for the Bodmin centre, which supports two houses in the town.  Please can you consider putting something extra into your weekly shopping basket for those less able to provide for themselves.  The collection bags are at the back of the church.

We can also take single bedding and clothing – especially men’s clothing.

Cornwall Harp Centre Gala Concert

EnsPublicitySaturday 14 October, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

A unique and magical concert of harps and harpists from Cornwall, featuring Celtic, Medieval and Classical harps and music, with a few added surprises! Featuring director Sarah Deere-Jones with students past and present, and the ‘Harpers Bizarre’ ensemble of 6 harps.

 Sarah Deere-Jones is a world-class harpist who has lectured and performed across the world and has run the Harp Centre for the last 13 years, giving tuition to hundreds of students. This concert will be a rare opportunity to hear her perform in Cornwall along with some of her most talented students, and her Cornish harp ensemble who themselves have performed in Europe and America.

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free

To book online and pay by credit card or PayPal account  click here  

Otherwise telephone the Box Office on 07787 944935 or email tickets@endelienta.org.uk



Amadou Diagne & Group Yakar

Amadou DiagneFriday 21 October, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

Multi-instrumentalist (guitar, percussion, kora) and singer Amadou Diagne from Senegal, West Africa with his UK based band Group Yakar is a dynamic and creative collective of musicians with a unique fusion of styles. They create music that is hard to define, from Afrobeat to Blues, Jazz Funk to Mbalax, African Salsa with a Rock attitude, combined with their love of improvisation they deliver a truly memorable performance. Amadou Diagne’s soulful and warm vocals deliver great power, whilst his Senegalese melodies and percussive rhythms always rouse an audience into a dancing frenzy.

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free

You can book online by credit card or PayPal account click here

otherwise call the Box Office 07787 944935  or email tickets@endelienta.org.uk

Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection: Avant-Garde Mangetout

Saturday 22 October, 8.00pm St Endellion Church

beach-cropped-lrFrom a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – this band does it all!   The group will be returning to St Endellion with their array of instruments in tow, following their highly successful appearance at last year’s book festival. The performance will highlight songs from their new album, ‘Avant Garde Mangetout’ and features French singer, Aurora Colson, who is known for her heart-rending performances of retro French Chansons and her wide jazz repertoire.

Aurora has seized the opportunity to spread her musical wings with the group in the variety of styles included on the album, which embraces diverse and mostly original material born of the Irish, French, American and old English musical roots of the members of the band.

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free

To book online and pay by credit card or PayPal account click here

Otherwise telephone the Box Office on 07787 944935 or email tickets@endelienta.org.uk