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Gorsedh Publications and Sales

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Gorsedh Kernow is pleased to be able to make available a number of publications. These books can be purchased from the Gorsedh Treasurer:

Jerry Rogers, 17 Chiltern Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 8NB.

Cheques in sterling to be made payable to 'Gorsedh Kernow'
or by PayPal to jerryrogers@sgrconsultancy.co.uk



Cornish Bards of the Tamar Valley/Berdh Kernow Nans an Tamar

To commemorate the 2014 Gorsedh taking place at Thanckes Park, Torpoint, Gorsedh Kernow have put together a publication which details the lives and works of 33 deceased bards who lived and worked, at least for part of their lives on both sides of the River Tamar.

Also included are details of 38 living bards and the work they are now doing for Cornwall.

This is the fifth book in a planned series covering the area in which the annual Gorsedh is held.

For further details and order form please click here.

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Calendars for 2015

Calendar

A high quality Cornish, 13 month, calendar is available to Bards with dates of key annual Cornish events, festivals and celebrations including Gorsedh Kernow activities and dates. Days and months are in Cornish and English. Also available is a Newlyn Artists Calendar and a Desk Diary.

Order form here.



Richard G. Jenkin: A great son of Cornwall/
Map Dyvroeth: Mab meur a Gernow
Edited by Derek R Williams


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This book examines Richard Jenkin’s life as a cultural and political leader, writer, editor, and Grand Bard. With original essays by a number of well-known writers about various aspects of his work for Cornwall and the wider Celtic world. It features examples of his writings, and reminiscences and tributes from both friends and colleagues.

ISBN 978 1 903427 85 9

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers in association with Gorsedh Kernow.

£12.50 + postage. (Costs with postage £14.50 UK ; £19.50 outside UK )

Published October 2013

After the launch copies of the book will be available for personal collection from An Gernyk, Fordh an Chapel, Leedstown, Hayle TR27 6BA



Cornish Bards of the Penryn and Falmouth Area/
Berdh Kernow Ranndir Pennrynn hag Aberfala


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To commemorate the 2013 Gorsedh taking place at Glasney Field, Penryn, Gorsedh Kernow have put together a publication which details the lives and works of 46 deceased bards who lived and worked, at least for part of their lives in the Penryn and Falmouth area.

Also included are details of 49 living bards and the work they are now doing for Cornwall.

This is the fourth book in a planned series covering the area in which the annual Gorsedh Kernow is held.

A4 format. Price £6.50 + postage. (Costs with postage are:UK £8.25 ; Europe £11.50; Rest of World £14.00 Airmail, £11.50 Surface). Available from 5th September 2013.



Cornish Bards of the North Cornwall Area /
Berdh Kernow Ranndir Kernow Gledh


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To commemorate the 2012 Gorsedd taking place in Camelford, Gorsedh Kernow has put together a publication which details the lives and works of forty-six deceased bards who lived and worked, at least for part of their lives, in the North Cornwall area.

There are also details of twenty-six living Bards, and the work they are doing for Cornwall now. This is the third in a planned series of publications covering the area in which the annual Gorsedh Kernow is held.


£6.50 + postage. (Costs with postage are: £7.60 UK; £9.60 Europe, £11 the rest of the world).



Gorsedh Kernow: Bards of the Helston Area / Berdh a'n Ranndir Hellys

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To commemorate the 2011 Gorsedd taking place in Helston, Gorsedh Kernow has put together a publication which details the lives of forty deceased bards who lived and worked in the Helston and Lizard area, and also thirty living Bards.

This is the second in a planned series of publications covering the area in which the annual Gorsedh Kernow is held.


Payment of £7.50 (UK), £8.50 (Europe) or £10 (elsewhere) to Gorsedh Kernow.



'Cornish Bards of the St Ives Area/Berdh Gernewek an Ranndir Porthia'

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Launched at St Ives on the eve of the 2010 Gorsedd, this A4 book is a collection of short biographies of fifty-two past St Ives bards, together with their contribution to Gorsedh Kernow, the life of St Ives and Cornish culture and history.

As well as bards such as Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach and Peter Lanyon, who achieved fame on the wider British stage and internationally, it looks at grass roots citizens such as Beryl James, Cyril Noall and John Tucker Barber.

Well illustrated with over forty black and white photographs, it was researched and compiled jointly by St Ives Archive Study Centre and Gorsedh Kernow Archives and Publications Committee.

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Payment of £7.50 (UK), £8.50 (Europe) or £10 (elsewhere) to Gorsedh Kernow.



'Gorseth Kernow/The Cornish Gorsedd:
what it is and what it does' by Rod Lyon

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This year marks the 80th anniversary of Gorsedh Kernow and sees the publication of a booklet which looks at the organisation from the inside.

As well as charting its origins in early Britain and Wales, Rod Lyon (Tewennow) looks at its ceremonies and regalia and explores the impact of key figures such as Henry Jenner and Robert Morton Nance.

He explains, too, how Gorsedh Kernow has changed over the years and how it sees its role in 21st-century Cornwall and across the Cornish diaspora.

Lavishly illustrated in full colour with many previously unseen photographs, "Gorseth Kernow/The Cornish Gorsedd" also contains explanatory notes about Gorsedd regalia and handy lists of Grand Bards, Deputy Grand Bards and Gorsedd sites.




Payment of £5.70 (UK) or £6.45 (overseas) payable to Gorsedh Kernow.



'Setting Cornwall on its Feet' - Robert Morton Nance 1873-1959

Setting Cornwall on its Feet

This collection of essays and original texts celebrates the life and work of Robert Morton Nance, artist, folklorist, writer, maritime historian, Celtic enthusiast, founder of the Old Cornwall Societies and Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd. It is edited by bards Peter Thomas and Derek Williams and published in 2007 by Francis Boutle in association with Gorseth Kernow.

ISBN: 978 1 903427 34 7

Cost is £10 (special offer). (For the UK, please add £1.50 postage; for overseas, please add £2.50) Sterling cheques to be made payable to 'Gorsedh Kernow'

DVD "Pennsans Diskudhys"

Pennsans Diskudhys

A 10 min play by 8 children from St Hilary Primary school. Script in Cornish by John Parker. Performed at the Gorsedh Concert 2007.

There are 5 chapters on the DVD :-
  1. the play from 3 camera angles
  2. same but with Cornish words as subtitles
  3. Gerva spoken words and phrases with words in English and Cornish on screen. Words spoken twice with pause for viewer to repeat
  4. Gerva but with words on screen just in Cornish
  5. Discussion about costumes, rehearsals, etc
Color printed disk and sleeve, plus 8 page booklet of words (Cor & Eng) plus a page about video techniques

Price £3 (of which £1-25 is given to St Hilary school), plus £1 p&p in UK.

Click here for more details/enquiries.



Henry & Katharine Jenner:
A Celebration of Cornwall's Culture, Language and Identity.

Published - August 2004



Henry & Katharine Lee Jenner in 1881

This important book marks the centenary of Henry Jenner's publication of The Handbook of the Cornish Language which initiated the modern study of Cornish. In the same year, 1904, through Jenner's efforts, Cornwall was admitted as one of the six Celtic Nations at the Pan-Celtic Festival in Caernarfon, Wales.

This new book, a collection of essays by many present day Cornish writers on Henry and Katharine, his wife, with examples of their writings and numerous photographs, is also a milestone. It is the first detailed study of these these important figures in the Cornish revival in the twentieth century, putting their beliefs and achievements into the wider context of Victorian and Edwardian society.

Edited by Derek Williams, (Map Jethan), it is published by Francis Boutle Ltd, with sponsorship from Gorsedh Kernow at £10.00 (special offer) which includes postage. Please make cheques payable to Gorsedh Kernow.

For further details, press releases, review copies etc. email archives@gorsethkernow.org.uk



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THE CORNISH PASSION POEM
in facsimile

Prepared and edited over 6 years by Harry Woodhouse MA (Gwaryer an Sarf), this is a first in Cornish publishing. Opposite each black-and-white facsimile page the ancient text is printed verbatim, with a modern English translation underneath. This takes about a hundred pages and is followed with similar treatment of the charter fragment, dated 1340, discovered by Henry Jenner, and the first page of the Tregear Homilies, dated about 1557.

The book has been beautifully printed and bound by Booth of Penryn in a limited edition of just 200 copies.Available, price £16.99 (plus UK p&p £1.50), from grandbard@gorsethkernow.org.uk

 


Two booklets about former Deputy Grand Bards have been produced by the Gorsedh Archival Research and Publications Committee, chaired by Ann Trevenen Jenkin (Bryallen):

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Tolzethan:
The Life and Times of
Joseph Hambley Rowe

by Hugh Miners and Treve Crago (28 pages, with several illustrations, some in colour)

Joseph Hambley Rowe was born in Hayle, Cornwall, in July 1870. When only a few weeks old he moved to Russia for 9 years. After education at Hayle School and Aberdeen University his adult life was spent as a doctor in Yorkshire. His collection of books was purchased for Redruth Library and will be part of a future National Library of Cornwall.

A leaflet with further information is available - see below.

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Map Kenwyn:
The Life and Times of
Cecil Beer

by Gary Tregidga and Treve Crago (32 pages)

Cecil Beer was an active member of Tyr ha Tavas in the 1930s.

He was initiated as a Bard at Padderbury Top in 1934. In the 1970s he moved to Australia, where he was closely involved in meetings of Cornish Bards in Australia.

Special Offer - end of line

These booklets can be purchased, price £3 each including UK postage. The two booklets can be purchased together for £5.


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