Montol Walk​-​Through Mix

by GurdyBird

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A collection of samples taken from footage of Montol Festival, the Cornish Midwinter festival of misrule.

Masked Revelers take to the streets, parade, play music, make merry, burn a sun effigy, chalk the mock, dance with 'osses and partake in roaming guise dancing in themed guilds. This is a night where the World is Turned Upside Down.

All donations after Paypal and Bandcamp fees are given to the work of the Cornish Culture Association, who revive and keep lost Cornish festivals and Customs. For more information please see and

Footage of Montol can also be seen in GurdyBird's "God Rest Ye Merry, Wickermen" and "Horatio's Carol" videos on Youtube, footage by Paul Betowski


released July 11, 2016
Sound donations from Paul Betowski, Roger Wallace, Tom Goskar, and Simon Reed, arranged by Tamsyn 'GurdyBird' Swingler.

Featuring Horatio's Carol composed by GurdyBird, and the roaming consultation chamber of The Splendid League of Physicians, the Redruth Wassail performed by The Montol Singers and The Melodious Company of Peccadillos, the crashing of The Glorious Company of the Egyptian House, the music played by The Raffidy Dumitz Band and many a reveler!

Artwork by Paul Betowski



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Based in Cornwall, GurdyBird plays a Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes & shanties, performing with her music videos projected where possible for a multimedia, story-telling effect. She also roams acoustically at events, performs plugged & also dabbles in remixing. ... more

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