How Do You Do Music? - Forget bland boy bands and soulless shows, we asked the locals about what to see and where to go for the best music & sounds in Cornwall.The sound of silence - mobile phone blackspotsThe Eden Sessions, Eden Project, St Austell - Calstock Jazz & Blues Festival, 24-26th October 2014, North Cornwall

Cornwall has brought us an eclectic range of artists over the years, and not without their quirks. With residents including flame-haired American singer-songwriter Tori Amos, Wham's "other one" Andrew Ridgeley and uber-scary techno wizard Aphex Twin, we think a supergroup could be on the cards this year. No? Until then, we asked the locals about what to see and where to go for the best music & sounds around.

One of the best things about the Cornish Riviera is the chance to get away from it all and switch off...and we mean really switch off. Some areas offer total peace and the novelty that is...complete silence! Coombe Valley in north Cornwall is a mobile phone blackspot, and the perfect place to disconnect and listen to...well, nothing much at all apart from the sounds of nature while you enjoy a coastal walk and the stony Duckpool Beach. For another spot to take in the sound of silence, head to Moditonham Quay on the River Tamar near the Devon border and take in the stunning views and peaceful surroundings. It's not easy to find, but that's the beauty of this hush-hush hideaway. Shhhh...

You may well have heard of the brilliant Eden Project as the UK's largest conservatory and busy tourist attraction, but Eden is also known for using music to spread awareness of environmental and social issues. Having played host to some groundbreaking events like Live 8 Africa Calling, the venue continues to attract world-class acts to the Eden Sessions throughout the summer.
www.edenproject.com

For fans of world class jazz and blues, head to this annual music celebration, spread over venues throughout the scenic village of Calstock on the banks of the River Tamar. You'll find West Country jazz, trad jazz, jump jive, funk and blues, Latin and Gospel Choirs at this eclectic festival. Many events are free, and there's even a Jazz Tots workshop for little jazz performers in the making. www.calstockjazzfestival.co.uk