Category Archives: Diaspora Jottings

St Piran in Toronto

St Piran’s flag was raised at City Hall, Toronto, Canada on March 5th, 2013. Lovely singing voice of Heather Dale. Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall. His day is…

Grass Valley Hosts 9th Annual St Piran’s Celebration

Grass Valley Hosts 9th Annual St. Piran’s Celebration- Saturday, March 9, 2013 Grass Valley invites everyone to become Cornish for a day at its ninth annual celebration recognizing the patron…

Sky Blue all around downunder

There was sky blue all around when Cornish Bards in Australia held their 26th Assembly, on Saturday 27th October, 2012.  Held during the 3rd Cornish Cultural Celebration in Nowra, NSW…

New Poet Laureate of the USA has Cornish heritage

The new U.S. poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, is the  Pulitzer Prize-wining author of three collections and professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Natasha was born to…

Cornish Cultural Celebration in Nowra

Yes, it is on again!  You are welcome to come along. The 3rd Cornish Cultural Celebration weekend consists of a Conference, Bardic Assembly, Dinner and Celtic concert, Sunday Service, workshops,…

‘Cornish Life Beyond the Mines’ – A Call for Papers

Cornish Australian History Seminar – The Cornish Association of South Australia (CASA) Inc. (Est. 1890) Biennial Seminar held in association with the 2013 Kernewek Lowender at Wallaroo Town Hall, Wallaroo,…

A Sierra Sojourn

Once known as “Big Meadows” for it’s fertile and open grazing land, the Bridgeport Valley was long the domain of Paiute Indians, peaceful hunter-gatherers who lived mainly near the valley’s…

Cornish gather at Australian Celtic Festival 2012

The 20th Australian Celtic Festival may have honoured our cousins the Bretons, as well as Galicia and Asturia, as its 2012 theme  but the Cornish in Australia also gathered in…

Back to Eaglehawk

The Cornish in Victoria, Australia, got together last month for 3 days of Cornish heritage, friendship and fun! [16, 17, 18th March 2012] As part of the 41st Eaglehawk Dahlia…

St Piran Celebrations at Grass Valley

Grass Valley, and their sister Nevada City, in California again celebrated St Piran and their local Cornish settlement heritage. Let the photos do the talking … The Pasty Bake contest…