Mr Ralph Smethurst

Dance Caller, Musician, Songs, Stories

Welcome to my website

Meet the man himself

Meet the man himself… Caller for your Ceilidh, Hoe Down, Barn Dance or celebrity boozing partner, and Entertainer & Musician in his own right.
Ralph is a renowned local musician originally from the North West of England, but now in the Wild Westcountry. He plays a variety of instruments; he’s a folk singer, with a wealth of songs both silly and serious, old and new; a great storyteller, his stories and monologues collected from all over the country; and he is an amazing dance caller, getting right in amongst his dancers to coax and cajole them while leading the dances. He calls for beginners and experienced dancers alike..Ralph delights his audiences and makes friends with everyone, wherever he goes.
He holds Public Liability Insurance and is a member of the Musician’s Union too!
“Please enjoy your visit to my website, and maybe leave a message in the guest book.. you are most welcome here”.. Ralph


Singing with shruti box


Cornwall has always been my spiritual home, in fact, it is my firm belief that I was conceived here! 

Playing for the morris with Mick

Ralph plays several instruments:

Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar and Melodeon

He plays English, Irish and American tunes and has composed some tunes too!