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Sun, Oct 01


Motherlode the Musical Information Session

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Motherlode the Musical Information Session
Motherlode the Musical Information Session

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


About the event

The Cornish American Heritage Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Meeting ID: 864 0679 9235

Passcode: 592920

By the late 1840s, the tin mines of St Just, Cornwall, England were not as bountiful as they had previously been, and young men and women were looking westward, dreaming of a better life, and the promise of untold wealth in America. Motherlode the Musical chronicles the travels of Ingram Young. It is the story of his epic journey across America from the Geevor Tin Mine in St. Just, to the gold mines of California. A journey which becomes one of self-discovery, not only for him, but also for the Cousin Jacks and Jennys he encounters along the way, as they explore the world outside of their Cornish villages and deal with the harsh realities of the New World.

Motherlode the Musical, however, is not just one man's story. It is also the story of two songwriters, Pete Fry and John Roberton, from England and Canada respectively, who also embarked on an epic odyssey of their own.

“We met weekly, via the internet, to discuss ideas, plot lines, songs and subjects for research. Songs were submitted for inclusion and demo recordings were made.  Re-writes, further, sometimes heated, discussion, fine tuning and agonizing over every note and lyric followed, until, eventually, we both came to the same conclusion.”

We were delighted to be asked to make this project the subject of a presentation to the CASH via Zoom on Sunday, October 1st, 2023.

Let us transport you back to a rich period in the proud history of Cornwall and celebrate the bravery and adventurous spirit of our Cousin Jacks and Jennys.

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