Tag Archives: identity

Historic ‘Open’ Gorsedh ceremony held in the pandemic and streamed live

Gorsedh Kernow was very pleased that although the Esedhvos and Bardic Ceremony planned for Bude-Stratton has been postponed until 2021, they were able to hold a small outdoor Bardic ceremony…

Gorsedh Kernow names 22 new Bards for 2020

Gorsedh Kernow was established with the aim of celebrating and promoting Cornwall’s distinctive Celtic culture, and continues this year with announcing new bards as usual (although we are in a…

Gorsedh ceremony in Bude postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

With great regret, the Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, has announced the postponement of the annual Esedhvos Festival and Open Gorsedh Bardic Ceremony, which was due to…

[New Book] The Promontory People – An early history of the Cornish

Long awaited by those of us with a keen interest in the real early history of our Cornish people. Order now [This book is to be reprinted in 2020 –…

‘I’ for identity, majority Cornish among the young

‘I’ for identity, majority Cornish among the young Since just 2006 school children in Cornwall have rightly been allowed to record themselves (or via their parents for the younger ones)…

Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity

Don’t deny us our global Celtic identity says Grand Bard of Cornwall “Launceston has a proud place in Cornwall’s story. It is the historic capital of Cornwall and the castle…

Cornwall’s True Name

By Craig Weatherhill Just as “Wales” is not that nation’s true name (its native and proper name is Cymru), so “Cornwall” is not the true name of our homeland, either. …

A bridge too far? Polson Bridge Cornwall’s protectors make a stand

Lies berdh a dheth dhe Bons Pollmen de, ow komprehendya Bardh Meur Kernow….. “Gwithoryon on ni, nyns in ni protestyoryon!” Many bards came to Polson Bridge yesterday, including the Grand…

[New Book] Cornwall’s First Golden Age – From Arthur to the Normans (A review)

Author: Bernard W. Deacon (former Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter) https://bernarddeacon.wordpress.com/ Publisher:  Francis Boutle Publishers, London, 2016    ISBN:  978 0 9935344 47   Cover price:  14:99  Paperback…

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall!

by Craig Weatherhill     Introduction FOR many decades, Cornwall has been the poor relation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  It vies with the west of…