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The scaled-down Gorsedh bardic ceremony at 2pm on Saturday 5th. September 2020 was live-streamed by Three S Films. It can be viewed on our videos page. This is the direct link to the Vimeo source: https://vimeo.com/454332175. Our thanks go to our sponsors FEAST, Cornwall Council and th Arts Council England.

Downloadable photos of the ceremony are available here:


Gallery of New Bards

With the current situation and the possibility of social distancing in place for the rest of 2020, Gorsedh Kernow has decided to postpone the Esedhvos Festival and the Bardic Ceremony in Bude/Stratton until September 2021. This decision has not been taken lightly, but was made in consultation with the Gorsedh Kernow Council and the Mayor of Bude, Bob Willingham, who is also Chair of the Local Organising Committee. He has confirmed that Bude/Stratton will be very happy to host us in 2021 instead,

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.


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