Carnglaze Caverns

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Coordinates: 50°28′21″N 4°33′23″W / 50.4726°N 4.5565°W / 50.4726; -4.5565

The underground lake in Carnglaze Caverns

Carnglaze Caverns consists of three man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK. In recent years Carnglaze Caverns has been used as an unusual concert venue.[1]

The first of the caverns, the Rum Store, is so called because it was used by the Royal Navy during the Second World War to store its supply of rum. In 2001 it was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.[2]

The lowest of the three caverns has a lake, which was where the cover image for Echo & the Bunnymen's LP Ocean Rain was shot.[3]

Carnglaze Caverns has hosted concerts by folk-rock artists such as Fish and Fairport Convention,[4] as well as bands such as Embrace (in 2004),[5] and British Sea Power (in 2005 and 2007),[6][7] as well as hosting craft and mineral shows.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock Concerts and Events at Carnglaze Caverns". Carnglaze Caverns. Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  2. ^ "The Rum Store at Carnglaze Caverns". Carnglaze Caverns. Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ Ocean Rain (LP sleeve notes). Echo & the Bunnymen. Korova. 1984. KODE 8. 
  4. ^ Kent, Alan M. (2007), "Alex Parks, Punks and Pipers: Towards a history of Popular Music in Cornwall, 1967–2007", Cornish Studies, 15: 232, ISBN 978-0-85989-808-9 
  5. ^ "PIT STOP!". NME.COM. 20 December 2004. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  6. ^ "British Sea Power Play Gig In Cave". Xfm. 13 October 2005. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Move over, Elvis!". Halifax Courier. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Crafty work for crystal gazers". This is Cornwall. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Crystal and craft back at Carnglaze". The West Briton. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-31.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)

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