News for Bards / Nowodhow rag Berdh

Please see also the main news page and the press and news releases section.

You can find our newsletters here including the August 2020 newsletter.

Gorsedh Kernow Council meetings:

30/01/21 followed by a short AGM for 2020

17/04/21 or 24/04/21 - this will depend on consultation with the Local Organising Committee in Bude and of course whether it will even be possible to hold the Proclamation ceremony, if restrictions are still in place at that time. This will be the 2021 AGM, so the meeting could be held online if the Proclamation cannot take place then.



A message from Admissions Secretary Maureen Fuller: Dreckly time has arrived! Do you know someone who works hard for Kernow and would make a good bard?  All citations for new bards have to arrive  at by the closing date: 31st December 2020. You can find details here and a form here.

The triennial election of Gorsedh Kernow Council Members will take place early in 2021. For full details please see this document. The Returning Officer is David Holman (

Did you know that there is a special sponsorship scheme available to bards for Gorsedh Kernow awards? Why not consider honouring a loved one/special person in your life or an award in your own name if you feel you would like to encourage a particular aspect of real Cornish culture. For further details please email

Please read this information about the Gorsedh Kernow Endowment Fund. If you'd like to contribute, please download this form and follow the instructions.

Next Bardic Newsletter

News and information to be included in the next newsletter should be submitted  by email to

If you have an email address and wish to receive the newsletter electronically please tell the Membership Secretary, David Holman on Although everyone receives the quarterly newsletter there are often “short notice” events that members who receive paper copy will not hear about. Newsletters are also uploaded to the newsletter page on this website.

Council Meetings (TBC)

17th. October 2020

Newsletter archive

Services in Cornish 2020 - revised


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