Welcome to Gorsedh Kernow

Gorsedh Kernow - the Gorsedh of the Bards of Cornwall - exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall. The tradition of preserving Celtic history and culture through poetry, song, dance, music, art and spoken word stretches back to the story tellers – the Bards of ancient Celtic countries. The bards of Gorsedh Kernow, who have each sworn allegiance to Cornwall as a Celtic nation, help maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall by studying their own Cornish history and the Cornish language and literature, art, music, dance and sport. They actively promote strong links between Cornwall, other Celtic countries and the wider diaspora, and help promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who love Cornwall.

Please feel free to contact us with suggestions and queries at enquiries@gorsedhkernow.org.uk.

Recent News:

Urgent! Message from the Honarary Secretary

I am sorry to inform you that we have decided to cancel the special bardic ceremony, which was due to take place at 11am tomorrow, Friday 21st September, at Boscawen-Un stone circle.  Following advice from the local farmer we made the decision because the field is already very wet and becoming more and more muddy, and the parking field originally allocated has not been cut (due to bad weather) and the alternative offered was over 3/4 mile away along a rough and muddy path
You may receive this message through other routes but would you be kind enough to pass this on to anyone who may have been thinking about coming. I have included everyone I have email addresses for.
We will re-schedule this ceremony.


On Saturday 15th. September 2018 successful candidates in the WJEC assessments and the Kesva an Taves Kernewek examinations were congratulated by Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne (centre). Gallery.

The Esedhvos Festival 2018 has just finished! Now we begin planning for next year! There are several galleries and some videos plus a digital presentation of some of the Awards entries.

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