Gorsedh Kernow Council Members/Eseli Konsel Gorsedh Kernow 2015-2018

 

Grand Bard and Deputy Grand Bard

Bardh Meur/Grand Bard Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn. Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Invited in 1983 to become Gorsedh Piper, which continued until 2012 when he became Deputy Grand Bard and joined the GK Council. Member of all sub-committees. Grand Bard 2015 until 2018.

Kannas Bardh Meur/Deputy Grand Bard and Grand Bard elect Elizabeth Carne, Melennek.  Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Steward to Lady of Cornwall and Dancers for several years until 2015 when she joined the GK Council as Deputy Grand Bard. Member of all sub-committees.

Pol Hodge, Mab Stenak Vur. Barded in 1991 at Roche Rock by examination in the Cornish language. Deputy Grand Bard elect. GK Ceremonial Sword Bearer. Co-opted to GK Council January 2017.

 

Elected Members

Bert Biscoe, Viajor Gans Geryow.  Barded in 1995 at Marazion for services to Cornwall.  Joined GK Council in 2009.  Political Advisor to Bardh Meur. GK Working Group. Royal Cornwall Show 2018 project.

Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor.  Barded in 2013 at Glasney, Penryn by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2013. Honorary Secretary plus press, publicity, public relations, bards newsletter. Facebook & Twitter. GK Working Group. Royal Cornwall Show 2018 project. Member of all sub-committees.

Eileen Carter, Gwythyades an Log.  Barded in 2004 at Truro for work with St Piran’s Oratory.  Joined GK Council in 2012. No specific role on Council.

Howard Curnow, Kernow.  Barded in 1990 at Marazion for services to Cornwall  and with the Cornish across the diaspora. Joined GK Council in 2009.  Liaison with Cornish groups at home and overseas. Admissions sub-committee (with knowledge of overseas candidates).

Tim Hambly, Roscarrek.  Barded in 1991 at Roche Rock by examination in the Cornish language.  Co-opted to GK Council in 2016. Ceremonial Chief Marshal.

Peter Harvey, Godhonydh an Nor.  Barded in 2010 at St Ives by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2012.

Rael Harvey, Myrgh Mydroilyn.  Barded in 2010 at St Ives by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2015. 

Terry Knight, Tresulwythen.  Barded in 1988 at Poldhu, Mullion for services to local history.  Joined GK Council in 1997. Admissions sub-committee. 

 

Gareth Parry, Mab Meliner Gwlan.  Barded in 2014 at Torpoint by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2015. Chair Archives & Publications Sub-committee. Official GK photographer. Co-chair Holyer an Gof Publishers' Awards.

Pat Parry, Gwylan Gernow.  Barded in 2014 at Torpoint by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2015. Webmaster. Communications sub-committee. Co-chair Holyer an Gof Publishers' Awards.

Maureen Pierce, Cares Awgrym.  Barded in 1988 at Poldhu, Marazion by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2009. Ceremonial Initiates Steward. Awards and Competitions sub-committee. Language sub-committee. GK representative on Cornish Language Board (KESVA).

Alastair Quinnell, Map Bodmyn.  Barded in 1997 at Bodmin for outstanding Cornish public service and culture.  Joined GK Council in 2009. No specific role on Council.

Philip Rendle, Baneroniethor.  Barded in 2000 at Falmouth by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2009. Admissions sub-committee. 

Barbara Shaw, Mentenor a’n Ertach.  Barded in 1992 at Perran Round, Goonhavern, for services to Cornwall.  Joined GK Council in 2009.  GK Merchandise sub-committee.

Keith Shaw, Kaswydh.  Barded in 2005 at Wadebridge for  services to Cornwall including local history and music.  Joined GK Council in 2009.  GK Film/DVD recording and Merchandise sub-committee.

Sarah Tresidder, Palores Tavosek.  Barded in 2009 at Saltash by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2015.  GK Awards and Competitions co-ordinator.

 

Past Grand Bards

Jori Ansell, Caradok. Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Joined GK Council as elected member in 1985. Deputy Grand Bard 1988-1991. Grand Bard 1991-1994.   Chair GK Constitutional sub-committee.

Vanessa Beeman, Gwenenen.  Barded in 1993 at Bude Castle by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 1996, and became Competitions Secretary. Deputy Grand Bard 2003-2006. Grand Bard 2006-2009.  GK Admissions sub-committee.

John Chesterfield, Gwas Constentyn.  Barded for Cornish language 1963 at Giant’s Rock, Zennor.  Joined GK Council in 1985 as Deputy Grand Bard. Grand Bard 1988-1991.

Maureen Fuller, Steren Mor.  Barded in 1977 at Nine Maidens, St Columb Major by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 1992. Deputy Grand Bard 2009-2012. Grand Bard 2012-2015.  Advisor to Bardh Meur. Admissions Secretary. GK Ceremonial sub-committee. GK Working Group. Lead for Royal Cornwall Show 2018 project.

Ann Trevenen Jenkin, Bryallen.  Barded in 1957 at Predannack, Mullion by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 1994 as Deputy Grand Bard. Grand Bard 1997-2000. Archives and Publications sub committee. Co-custodian of the GK Special Book Collection at Falmouth University. Gorsedh Kernow book sales.  Admissions sub-committee.

Rod Lyon, Tewennow.  Barded in 1979 at Bodmin by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2000 as Deputy Grand Bard.  Grand Bard 2003-2006. Admissions sub-committee.

Mick Paynter, Skogynn Pryv.  Barded in 2003 at Launceston by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2006 as Deputy Grand Bard.  Grand Bard 2009-2012. Admissions sub-committee. 

 

Co-opted Members

David Holman, Rifelwas.  Barded in 2011 at Helston for services to Cornish family history. Membership Secretary.  Returning Officer for GK elections. Co-opted to GK Council in January 2017. Communications sub-committee.

Sam Rogerson, Administrative Support to Executive Officers.

Ian Saltern,  Penfound.  Barded in 2015 at St Austell for his work with Cornish identity. Awen ceremony organiser. Royal Cornwall Show Project 2018. Co-opted to GK Council in January 2017.

 

Ex-officio Members

John Jenkin, Carrek an Jawl.  Barded in 1960 at Camborne for continuation of the historical & language interest which led to his reception as a disciple in 1939. Qualified again in 1981 at Nance, Illogan through examination in the Cornish language.  Secretary Emeritus 2001.

Jerry Rogers, Mab Eglosvelyan.  Barded in 2010 at St Ives for services to Cornwall in the wider Celtic world.  Hon Treasurer. GK Working Group. Royal Cornwall Show 2018 project. Member of all sub-committees.

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