Cornwall Heritage Trust awarded a grant to The Rowan Tree band, for their mixed media project Kolar’s Gold. The project was designed to tell the forgotten stories of Cornish miners, their families and their Indian counterparts who lived and worked at Kolar Gold Fields in India from 1890-1940 and beyond.
The story of the Cornish diaspora features largely in Cornwall’s heritage but the Cornish diaspora in India has been all but forgotten about. The Rowan Tree wanted to bring back this fascinating part of Cornwall’s heritage into the public’s knowledge.
The CD of music was released in February 2020 and profits will be shared between the KGF School’s Foundation and the Cornwall Heritage Trust.