11.09.17 Cornish bardic names for Gorsedh Kernow’s new bards released

Following a very successful, and for the nine new bards welcomed into the College of Bards, exciting and emotional ceremony, Gorsedh Kernow has released their Cornish bardic names.  Bards choose a bardic name in Cornish, which is generally relevant to their place of birth, their particular vocation or the work which has led them to be invited into the Gorsedh Kernow circle at their annual ceremony, held this year in the grounds of Launceston Castle.

The bardic names for Gorsedh Kernow’s nine new bards are:

Dren Rudh (Red Thorn) – Clive Boutle, London for publishing services to Cornish culture and promotion of European minority languages.

Spiser Jowan (Grocer John) – John Buckingham, Padstow for promoting Cornish identity and culture through the history of Padstow and the wider environs.

Lev Enev an Tir (Voice of the Spirit and the Land) – Jon Cleave, Port Isaac for promoting Cornish identity through song.

Maghteth an Mor (Servant of the Sea) – Dee Harris, Porkellis, Helston. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Mammwyn Ifarn (Grandmother from Hell) – Martine Knight, Helston for promoting the Cornish language and identity in a wide field across the community.

Fyllores Duw (God’s Fiddler) – Jakki Love, Ludgvan Churchtown, Penzance. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Karrek Rudh (Red Rock)  – Russell Pearce III, Orinda, California for promoting Cornish identity in the U.S.A.

Nedhores Restir (Spinner of Retire) – Wendy Simpson, Retire, Nr. Withiel, Bodmin. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Mab-Wynn Trengov (Trengove’s Grandson)  – Shaun Toft, Falmouth. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

New Bards 2017 with Bardh Meur Merv Davey
New Bards 2017 with Bardh Meur Merv Davey

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