Drumming project starts in Mylor
A WEEKEND of music in Mylor has funded a year-long percussion project for children at the village school.
Year 6 students at Mylor Bridge Community Primary School have taken part in their first class with the Bev Bevan Band, thanks to £15,000 raised from ticket sales at this year's Mylor Music Sessions.
The workshop was followed by a formal cheque presentation and a performance by Bev Bevan, the legendary drummer with British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), at Tremayne Hall.
The funding will pay for a year's tuition and the purchase of drums for the 25 pupils at the school.
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Head teacher Chris Lea said: "We are looking to provide opportunities for children and Mylor Sessions have helped us to provide this facility.
"This is a fantastic way in which the local community have been supporting the school."
Mylor Sessions, which organises music, comedy and arts in the village, has been running for four years.
For two days in June, a big top at Restronguet Barton Farm was filled with music, featuring rock trio the Martin Harley Band, Canadian folk star Cara Luft, Grammy award-winners the Larry Carlton Quartet, the Good Lovelies and local singers Tom Cary and Martin Skews.