Pubs and choirs across the county are being encouraged to get involved in this year’s mass singing of the Cornish anthem Trelawny.

The Trelawny Shout is now a now a firm fixture in the county’s St Piran’s Day celebrations on March 5.

It sees groups of gather in pubs all over Cornwall to sing Trelawny together, while raising money for charity.

This year is set to be even bigger and better as organisers have opened up the event to allow any charity, small or large, to be the beneficiary of their local’s party.

Rebecca Gregson, from the Trelawny Shout organising team based near Truro, said: “It’s about belonging.

“We’re not just talking about the Cornish born and bred, although let’s face it, we’re all a bit envious of them! People are proud to say they live and work here all year round, to bring their children up here, to know the dark and muddy months of winter, to understand it can be a tough life here but to live it anyway.

“The Trelawny Shout allows us all to join together in a cosy pub on a dark cold night and express our joy in belonging to the Cornish community by belting out the best song in the world - what’s not to like?”

St Austell Brewery will once again be providing a free cask of ale to pubs taking part, to help get the fundraising rolling in.

Brewery curator Chris Knight said: “The Trelawny Shout is a heart-warming example of how even the furthest flung village or the largest town can feel a part of a bigger picture on St Piran’s Day.

“We love the spirit of the shout and we have supported participating pubs from the outset, offering the free cask to those who commit to doing their bit to fundraise for local causes.”

BBC Radio Cornwall will be covering the event in its evening programme with the singing of Trelawny at 9pm too, so that people at home can join in too.

If you run a pub, choir or charity that is getting involved, let the event organisers by contacting them through Trelawny Shout’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, or by emailing