Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.


The Stowes

The Stowes are a 3 piece Celtic folk band from Cornwall, who play a scintillating mix of foot-stomping traditional songs, raucous sea shanties and buoyant instrumental melodies that never fails to get feet tapping and people dancing. Their unique combination of self-penned folk songs, traditional ballads and sea shanties, spliced with Jigs and Reels create an up tempo, upbeat performance that blurs the boundaries between Celtic nations. Musical arrangements include piano accordion, bouzouki, 5 string banjo, guitar and stomp box as well as diverse harmonies to deliver a driving sound whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of folk music.

The bands musical influences range from The Dubliners, The Pogues and the Fureys to Stan Rogers, Planxty and Bohola which, when combined with their unique style creates a thoughtful and engaging sound. Both Calum and Tom have served for over 10 years in the Merchant Navy and that combined with the trio growing up in the port of Padstow has shaped a sound with a strong maritime and Cornish identity.

The Story So Far
Having performed together for the last 5 years, and for many years before that in and around sessions, Tom, Calum and Kevin are not only experienced musicians but great friends who found a mutual love in the music that they play. Their biggest highlights to date are performing at the Maine Celtic Festival in America and releasing their debut studio album Tin and Copper Boys.

Line Up
As well as performing as a trio, The Stowes are also an accomplished Ceilidh band. As the bands caller, Zoe is an experienced choreographer who can mix traditional and custom dances seamlessly to provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for dancers of any ability.
We also have a whistle player who joins us from time to time. If you would like this option, please enquire at the booking stage.

The Stowes are the perfect addition to any party and are available for festivals, weddings, ceilidhs, corporate events and pretty much any other excuse for a get together!
The band carry full PL insurance and all electrical equipment is PAT tested.
Whatever the occasion, The Stowes can be relied upon to deliver a thorough and professional performance of foot-stomping Celtic music that will be sure to create a fun and lively atmosphere for your guests to engage and participate in!

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Contact Details

29 Boyd avenue
PL28 8ER

Telephone: 07531537515

Tom Willis