Murdoch Day

Murdoch Day

Date for 2016 is Saturday 18th June

Each year, in mid-June, Redruth celebrates its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch, with an exciting programme of events including children's dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment, a street market, old tyme fair, exhibitions and a variety of live concerts and other events round the town.

Murdoch Day 2015 

Click here for a printable map

                  Click the picture below for the 2015 Murdoch Day Programme of Events  


NEW Route - Murdoch Day Children's Parade -10am
Starting and finishing in the car park behind the Regal Cinema

10am - The highlight of the day for many is the procession by the town’s young people. Over 10 local schools take part performing the Murdoch Spring Dance accompanied by Redruth Town Band & Illogan Sparnon Silver Band. See the displays of processional artwork created with the assistance of the children on the theme of ’Magna Carta’ interspersed with music from Golowan Band, Haylestorm Samba Band and a joint schools Samba Band.

A Community Afternoon Dance, proceeding at 3pm from the bottom of Fore Street to Flowerpot Chapel car park. Unique music and dance especially scripted for Murdoch Day by Bev-Lyn School of Dance. Want to take part in this easy Afternoon Dance – we will have two rehearsals both at St Andrew’s Crypt on Saturday 30th May 10am till 11am – then on Saturday 6th June 10am till 11am. All welcome, any questions please phone 01209 210038.

The Music Stage - Compared by Freddy Zapp

11-11.50am Matt Shepherd (Rock & Roll)


12-12.50pm Eligant Gypsy Duo

1-1.50pm Duke of Rock (50s,60s,70s)

2-2.50pm Carl Morris Trio (Rock & Roll)

3-3.50pm Cloud 9 Duo (50s,60s,70s)

4-4.50pm Flipside (5 piece Party Band)

Murdoch House - Exhibition entitled "Redruth and the World". Come along and visit the first house in the world lit by gas, invented by William Murdoch. Find out about the Cornish Global Migration Programme and Redruth's links with the world of mining. Open 10am to 4pm. Refreshments available all day.

St Andrew's Church - Arts Festival week begins. Art exhibition, craft stalls, mega

book sale and refreshments from 10:00 a.m.
St Andrew’s Church - Sunday 14th June - Arts Festival week continues. Informal Worship For All at 10:00a.m. Art exhibition and craft stalls from 11:00a.m. Organ/piano recitals from 2:00p.m.

St Andrew's Church Arts Festival week continues until Saturday 20th June with a variety of events including drop in art for youngsters each morning from 9:00a.m., talks, demonstrations, concerts and a folk night.

Cornish Studies Library -  Alma Place, 10am – 4pm

Drop in and see our new exhibition of original documents focusing on births of illustrious Cornish people, as well as historic birthday celebrations. Join us for some children’s ‘birthday party’ activities from 11am-2pm to launch the exhibition.There will also be a display by the Redruth Story Group about local pubs. Come in and share your memories with us!

The Steam Team - All day fun and exhibitions with Steam Engines and the Murdoch Flyer in Alma Place.

St Rumons Club - Marquee Stage:

11.30-12.30pm - RedYouth dance group
2-4pm - Banana Thieves
4.30-6.30pm - Unofficial Blues Bros
7.30-10pm - The Mighty Offbeats

Inside Club: Disco 7.30-Late

PLUS - Hot Food, Sweets, Ice Cream, Stalls, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Surf Simulator, Beer Garden, Children's Play Area - ALL Welcome

St Rumons Club Sunday - Rumble in Redruth - An action packed fight card presenting the extremely cultured national sport of Thailand. The card includes 2 championship main events and an undercard featuring both male and female local athletes. Doors open 4pm first bout 5pm. Presented by touchgloves gym. Tickets £15 (limited tickets available) Website or phone 07974333489

St Rumons Gardens

11-11.30am Raise the ‘Ruth Community Choir
12-2pm Black Rock Jazz Band

Old Tyme Fair - Open all day in Flowerpot Chapel car park

Street Market - A host of stalls throughout Fore Street, with local traders and charities.

Redruth Methodist Church & Jubilee Hall - 10am - 4pm - Open Day 

Click here for a printable list of activities 

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