7.9.16 News Release – Gorsedh Kernow releases bardic names of nineteen new bards

On Saturday 3rd September, nineteen new bards were initiated into Gorsedh Kernow’s College of Bards at the annual bardic ceremony, held this year in St Keverne.  Sixteen of them, or their representatives, are pictured here.

New Bards 2016
New Bards 2016

Their bardic names, which were not announced until the ceremony, are:

Penny Champion, Lewisham, London – by examination in the Cornish language and continuing work for Cornwall – MYRGHWYNN LANNUST – Grand-Daughter of St Just

James Daniel, Penzance, Cornwall – by examination in the Cornish language and continuing work for Cornwall – AN OJYON – The Ox (nickname)

Michael John Edwards, Truro, Cornwall – for his work with Cornish rugby and gigs – MELIN VRAS – Big Mill

Thomas Derek Giles, St Austell, Cornwall – for his work with the China Clay industry – KOVATHOR PRI GWYNN – Recorder of China Clay

Heather Gladstone, Christchurch, New Zealand – for her support for Cornwall and Cornish music – KERNEWES ILOWEK – Musical Cornishwoman

Amanda Harris, Ponsanooth, Cornwall – for her work with Scavel an Gow and KEAP – MYRGH MELINGOOS – Daughter of Mellangoose

Jacqueline Heard, Stratton, Cornwall – by examination in the Cornish language and continuing work for Cornwall – MYRGH KEMMYNIETH – Daughter of the Community

Ronald M James, Iowa, USA – for services to Cornish heritage and culture – CARER HENWETHLOW – Lover of Legends

Alan Frank Kneebone, Newquay, Cornwall – for his work with mining heritage – CAR KENDOWROW – Friend of Condurrow

Joanna Mattingly, Truro, Cornwall – for services to the study of the fabric and history of Cornish churches – GWITHYADES FORM EGLOS – Church Bench Researcher

Helen Musser, Penzance, Cornwall – for services to Cornish culture including Dancing – DONSYORES KELTEK – Celtic Dancer

Eric Rabjohns, Carharrack, Cornwall – for his work with the history of mining – KESKOLON GANS KERNOW – In Tune with Cornwall

Sonia Reuter, New South Wales, Australia – for her work for Cornwall in Australia – MYRGH RESRUDH – Daughter of Redruth

Rod Sheaf, Liskeard, Cornwall – by examination in the Cornish language and continuing work for Cornwall – GOVYNNUS – Curious

Michael John Smith, St Cleer, Cornwall  – support for Cornwall and the Cornish language – MYGHAL AN GOV – Michael the Smith

Carole Stark, St Austell, Cornwall – for her work for Old Cornwall Societies and summer pilgrimages – FLOGH AVALDE – Child of Lavalsa

William J Thomas, St Ives, Cornwall – for his work with Cornish music, the St John’s Ambulance Service and the Mission to Seamen – CANER PESCADOR – Singing Fisherman

Jacqueline Wheatton, Hertfordshire, England – by examination in the Cornish language and continuing work for Cornwall – GWYRVEN – Emerald

Ruedigar Wohlers, Oldenburg, Germany – for work with wildlife support and talks about Cornwall – KOWETH KEOW – Friend of Hedges

Keslowena dhewgh hwi oll ! / Congratulations to you all!

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