Guitar wizards team up for folk weekend
Various venues, from Friday
Acclaimed guitarist John Renbourn will be joining his old friend and blues legend and new honorary festival patron Wizz Jones (pictured with John above) on stage next weekend when they headline the annual Cornwall Folk Festival, accompanied by steel-string acoustic player Clive Carroll. This year there's a Brazilian flavour to the whole event, with a special concert with singer Silvia Nicolatto from Minas Gerais, where generations of Cornish miners went to live and work. She will perform with some fine Cornish musicians in a bid to cross Cornish folk with Brazilian bossa nova. Kernow Samba Band will be parading the streets and the town's eateries are promising to put some Brazilian fire into their recipes, so watch out for the hot pasties. Visit cornwallfolkfestival.com.