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 2016
at 10am 

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                  Click the picture below for the 2016 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 parade by the town’s young people. Over 10 local schools take part performing the Murdoch Day Spring Dance accompanied by Helston Town Band & Illogan Sparnon Silver Band. See displays of professional artwork created with assistance of the children on the theme of “A Royal Celebration” 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 have a rehearsal at Trewirgie Junior School Hall, Falmouth Road on Wednesday 25th May, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome and free refreshments. Any questions please phone 01209 210038.


The Music Stage – Compered by Freddy Zapp

11 – 11.50am The Sugar Bullets (Rock-n-Roll band)
12 – 12.50pm Jay Washington (Motown/ Soul)
1 – 1.40pm The Sugar Bullets (Rockabilly)
2 – 2.50pm The Stargazers (70’s Glamrock)
3 – 3.50pm Pat Matthews (Elvis Tribute Show)
4 – 4.50pm The Stargazers (70’s Glamrock)

Murdoch House in Cross Street - Memories of Old Redruth 
Open from 9.30 till 4 for tea, coffee and homemade cake and savouries. Call in to visit this Historic House, the first in the world lit by gas, and see our exhibition of photographs of Redruth's Past, kindly supplied by local Author and Writer Paddy Bradley.

St Rumons Garden’s

11.30 - 1pm The Black Rock Jazz Band
1 - 2pm Raise the Ruth Community Choir
2-3pm Aggypella

Fore Street - opposite the Regal Cinema:

10am - 3pm Listen to Vince Hall, performing "Sinatra's" songs.  

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

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 – 10-4pm Refreshments served all day. All welcome.

St Rumon’s Club From 10am: Hot Food, Bouncy Castle, Rodeo Bull, face painting, various stalls, sweets, ice cream, 3 Bars Open.

Marquee Stage: (all times approx./stc)
11.30-12.30pm RedYouth Dance Group
12.30-1.30pm Hot Step Salsa Demo -
2-3.30pm Play It Cool: Fantastic Rock n Roll Band 
3.30-4.30pm Andy 'The Crooner' Marshall 
4.30-6pm Flipside: Great Local Covers Band 
6-7pm Andy 'The Crooner' Marshall 
8-11pm The Mighty Offbeats / Disco Inside till Late ALL WELCOME

Redruth Story Group, Redruth Community Centre – 10-4pm. Staging an exhibition on the life of William Murdoch and the history of lighting. Refreshments all day.

St Andrew's Church, Clinton Road
Grand opening of our week long Arts Festival.
Refreshments served throughout the day and light lunches served between 11:30 & 2:30.
10:00 - 4:00 - art and craft exhibitions by local schools and artists - free entry.
10:00 - 1:00 - massive book sale and flea market. All books, c.d.s and d.v.d.s selling at 50p.
11:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:00 - Cornish Language taster sessions. Come along and learn some useful phrases!
7:30 - "Come to the Cabaret" - join us for a musical celebration of the last 90 years in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Tickets £5:00 available from the church on Wednesday mornings between 9:30 and 12:00.

Cornish Studies Library, Alma Place, 10am-2pm, Free
Bringing the Brewery Back to Life! We’ll be unveiling an exciting and interactive new artwork inspired by the Redruth Brewery site, created by an artist and local community groups. Drop in and create your own clay addition to the artwork, explore the installation, hear recorded memories of the site, and contribute your own!

Model Exhibition of railway, fairground, old vintage models and lots more. At Wesley Buildings, 10-4pm, all welcome, refreshments served all day.

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