Welcome to Gorsedh Kernow

Gorsedh Kernow - the Gorsedh of the Bards of Cornwall - exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall. The tradition of preserving Celtic history and culture through poetry, song, dance, music, art and spoken word stretches back to the story tellers – the Bards of ancient Celtic countries. The bards of Gorsedh Kernow, who have each sworn allegiance to Cornwall as a Celtic nation, help maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall by studying their own Cornish history and the Cornish language and literature, art, music, dance and sport. They actively promote strong links between Cornwall, other Celtic countries and the wider diaspora, and help promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who love Cornwall.

Please feel free to contact us with suggestions and queries at enquiries@gorsedhkernow.org.uk.


Gorsedh Kernow is very sad to announce the passing of Former Grand Bard, Gwenenen, Vanessa Beeman. Gwenenen was Grand Bard from 2006 until 2009. She worked very hard for Gorsedh Kernow and travelled to the Diaspora to support Bards in promoting Cornish culture in their communities. She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. Thinking of her family at this sad time.

Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, Grand Bard


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