Gorsedh Kernow Publications

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Scryfer. Robert Victor Walling 1895-1976. Bard and Journalist.

By Ann Trevenen Jenkin and Stephen Gadd

It is one hundred years since R V Walling lay in hospital, studying and writing in the Cornish Language. This resulted in a magazine, An Houlsedhas, which is now published as a facsimile in this book for the first time, with an English translation. It has never before been seen by the general public.

£9.99 plus postage

With postage

Cornish Bards of Australia and New Zealand/Berdh Kernow Ostrali ha Mordir Nowydh

Cornish men and women settled in many parts of the world, often leaving Cornwall when work in the Cornish mines was difficult to find and mining skills were in demand in Australia, South Africa, California and elsewhere.  These settlers were proud of their ancestry and their families grew up learning about Cornish history, culture and heritage, At the time of writing of this book there were 50 bards living in Australia and New Zealand. There are also 37 deceased bards, so the book records the biographies of 87 bards.

This is the seventh book in a planned series. The next will be "Cornish Bards of the Launceston Area".

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

Prices to Australia and New Zealand

1 copy including p&p £12.00

2 copies including p&p £22.00

3 copies including p&p £30.00

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Cornish Bards of St. Austell and the China Clay Area / Berdh Kernow S. Austel ha'n Ranndir Pri Gwynn

To commemorate the 2015 Gorsedh taking place at St Austell, Gorsedh Kernow has published "Cornish Bards of St Austell and the China Clay Area", which details the lives and works of 68 deceased bards who lived and worked, at least for part of their lives, in the area.  Also included are details of 38 living bards and the work they are now doing for Cornwall.

This is the sixth book in a planned series.  The next will be "Cornish Bards of Australia and New Zealand".

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

Gorsedh Kernow returns to Carwynnen / Gorsedh Kernow a dhehwel dhe Gerwynnen 1948-2015

This is the first booklet about bards of Gorsedh Kernow written about one year, 1948, and a Gorsedh ceremony at one particular site. It's a kaleidoscope of impressions about Carwynnen and the bards who were initiated in that year, all 19 of them.

£5.00 + £1.75 UK p&p

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

 

To commemorate the 2014 Gorsedh taking place at Thanckes Park, Torpoint, Gorsedh Kernow has 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.

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

 

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

 

To commemorate the 2013 Gorsedh taking place at Glasney Field, Penryn, Gorsedh Kernow has 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.

 

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

 

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

 

To commemorate the 2012 Gorsedh 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 + £1.75 UK p&p

 

Cornish Bards of the Helston Area / Berdh a'n Ranndir Hellys

 

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.

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

 

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

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.

£6.50 + £1.75 UK p&p

 

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

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 + £2 UK p&p

 

 

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

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

£5.70 including UK p&p

 

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

Published - August 2004

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.

£10.00 including UK p&p

 

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

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 was published in 2007 by Francis Boutle in association with Gorsedh Kernow.

£10.00 + £1.50 UK p&p

 

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

£16.99 + £1.50 UK p&p

 

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.

One of two booklets (see below) about former Deputy Grand Bards produced by the Gorsedh Archive and Publications Committee, chaired by Ann Trevenen Jenkin.

£3 including UK p&p

 

 

Map Kenwyn:
The Life and Times of
Cecil Beer

by Gary Tregidga and Treve Crago (32 pages)

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.

One of two booklets (see above) about former Deputy Grand Bards produced by the Gorsedh Archive and Publications Committee, chaired by Ann Trevenen Jenkin.

£3 including UK p&p

 

Tolzethan and Map Kenwyn (see above)

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£5 including UK p&p for both books

 

Ever-decreasing circles by Ann Trevenen Jenkin

ISBN 0 9524601 7 6

This is the third poetry book by Ann Trevenen Jenkin - Bryallen.

£6 plus postage

To purchase this book or for further information please contact: Ann Trevenen Jenkin, Noonvares Press, An Gernyk, Leedstown, Hayle TR27 6BA. pellgowser@btinternet.com

         

Miscellaneous

Ceremonies 2016
Proclamation St. Keverne
Awen Warbstow Bury
Gorsedh St. Keverne
Awards Evening St. Keverne

A 180 minute double DVD set showing the Proclamation, Awen, Open Gorsedh  and the New Awards Ceremonies in 2016, with chapters enabling you to view the whole DVD or choose the section from which you wish to start

£7.50 + postage and packing. See drop-down menu for postage abroad

Price including postage

Ceremonies 2015
Proclamation – St. Austell
Awen – Carwynnen Quoit
Gorsedh – St. Austell. DVD

A 170 minute double DVD set showing the Proclamation, Awen and Open Gorsedh Ceremonies in 2015, with chapters enabling you to view the whole DVD or choose the section from which you wish to start. 

£8 + postage and packing. See drop-down menu for postage abroad

Price including postage

 

If you would prefer to order the 2015 DVD by post, please download, fill in and send this form with a cheque payable to Gorsedh Kernow.

Gorsedh Kernow Torpoint 2014 DVD

A 105 minute DVD showing the whole ceremony, with 20 chapters enabling you to view the whole DVD or chose the section from which you want to start. European PAL format on colour printed disk in a DVD library case with colour printed sleeve

£6.00 + postage and packing

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Evocative Cornwall Kernow Hirethek

A high-quality, Cornish, 13-month calendar for 2017. Dates of key annual Cornish events, festivals and celebrations plus Gorsedh kenow activities and dates.
This is a Cornish production by Pentyr Publishing with days and months in Cornish and English.

£6.99 + £1 postage and packing to UK/ £3.70 Europe / £5 rest of world

Price including postage

Newlyn Artists calendar

A high-quality, Cornish, 13-month calendar for 2017. This is a Cornish production by Pentyr Publishing

£7.99 + £1 postage and packing to UK/ £3.70 Europe / £5 rest of world

Price including postage

 

Evocative Cornwall Kernow Hirethek

Desk diary

Evocative Cornwall engagement diary 2017 Pentyr Publishing. One week to each page with a photograph by Sarah Lay – a total of 52 photographs of Cornish scenes.

£11.00 + £1.00 postage and packing to UK / £2.40 Europe / £4 rest of world

Price including postage

         

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