|Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs make
music of breathtaking beauty on a variety of musical instruments,
principally the harp, violin, octave violin, and viol.
Mike is the leading researcher of music in Cornwall, and Barbara is a
respected early music specialist. Together they perform a unique
repertoire, the product of unprecedented scholarship that has led to
the discovery of many early manuscripts and previously unconsidered
sources in Cornwall.
Mike is well-known for his song writing. His evocative songs, such as ‘Carrying Nelson Home’ have a wide following.
Mike is also a well-respected storyteller, with a deep knowledge of
Cornish legends and folk tales, and a mesmerising skill with language.
An evening with Mike and Barbara is relaxed and highly entertaining, a
delightful blend of fact, fiction, and music that has been described as
‘balm for the soul.’
Mike and Barbara can also be heard at www.myspace.com/covath
Try 'By Midnight' Mike's story arranged by Perran Tremewan
- Definitive Cornish instrumental CD
- Pride of Place
- Tunes from Francis Prideaux MS 1788