Council Members

Grand Bard and Deputy Grand Bard

Bardh Meur/Grand Bard, Pol Hodge, Mab Stenak Vur

Barded in 1991 at Roche Rock by examination in the Cornish language. GK Ceremonial Sword Bearer to 2018. Elected to GK Council 2018. Member of all sub-committees.

Jenefer Lowe, Gwythvosen

Barded in 1979 at Bodmin and Boscawen Un commemorative ceremony by examination in the Cornish Language. Joined GK Council in 2018.

Elected Members

Bert Biscoe, Viajor Gans Geryow.

Barded in 1995 at Marazion for services to Cornwall.  Joined GK Council in 2009.  Political Advisor to Bardh Meur. GK Working Group.

James Kitto, Lanyon

Barded in 2020 at Lys Kernow, Truro. Joined GK Council in 2024.

Mark Dungey, Donsyor Lanust

Barded in 2001 at St Columb for services to Cornish dance. St Piran’s banner bearer. Joined GK Council in 2018. Membership Secretary 2023 – 

Tim Hambly, Roscarrek

Barded in 1991 at Roche Rock by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council as an elected member in 2018. Ceremonial Chief Marshal.

Ian Saltern, Penfound

Barded in 2015 at St Austell. Joined GK Council in 2024.

Johanna Harvey, Lili Koraways

Barded in 2023 at Padstow. Joined GK Council in 2024.

Gareth Parry, Mab Meliner Gwlan

Barded in 2014 at Torpoint by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2015. Official GK photographer. Co-chair Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Awards.

Kathy Wallis, Gwithyades Hengovyow

Barded in 2019 at St Just-in-Penwith for the Promotion of Folk Arts. Joined GK Council in 2024.

Maureen Pierce, Cares Awgrym

Barded in 1988 at Poldhu, Marazion by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2009. Ceremonial Initiates Steward. Awards and Competitions sub-committee. Language sub-committee. GK representative on Cornish Language Board (KESVA).

Roger Bailey, Penrudh

Barded in 2007 at Penzance by examination in the Cornish language. Webmaster and elected to GK Council in 2021. 

Jack Morrison, Mester a Gevrinyow

Barded in 2020 at Lys Kernow. Awards Secretary & Council Member from 2021.

Kensa Broadhurst, Kensa

Barded in 2020 at Lys Kernow by examination in the Cornish language. Elected to GK Council in 2021.

Kate Neale, Gwandryades an Mororik

Barded in 2019 at St Just. Elected to GK Council in 2021. 

Jane Ninnis, Keslywores

Barded in 1996 at Liskeard for services to the Cornish Language. Joined GK Council in 2023. Secretary 2023-

Loveday Jenkin, Myrgh An Tyr

Barded in 1982 at St Just in Penwith. Joined GK Council in 2023. Deputy Grand Bard Elect for the period of 2024–2027.

Past Grand Bards

Jori Ansell, Caradok

Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Joined GK Council as elected member in 1985. Deputy Grand Bard 1988-1991. Grand Bard 1991-1994.   Chair GK Constitutional sub-committee.

Maureen Fuller, Steren Mor

Barded in 1977 at Nine Maidens, St Columb Major by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 1992. Deputy Grand Bard 2009-2012. Grand Bard 2012-2015.  Advisor to Bardh Meur. Admissions Secretary. GK Ceremonial sub-committee. GK Working Group.

Rod Lyon, Tewennow

Barded in 1979 at Bodmin by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2000 as Deputy Grand Bard.  Grand Bard 2003-2006. Admissions sub-committee.

Mick Paynter, Skogynn Pryv

Barded in 2003 at Launceston by examination in the Cornish language.  Joined GK Council in 2006 as Deputy Grand Bard.  Grand Bard 2009-2012. Admissions sub-committee. 

Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn

Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Invited in 1983 to become Gorsedh Piper, which continued until 2012 when he became Deputy Grand Bard and joined the GK Council. Grand Bard 2015 until 2018.

Elizabeth Carne, Melennek

Barded in 1978 at Merry Maidens, St Buryan by examination in the Cornish language. Steward to Lady of Cornwall and Dancers for several years until 2015 when she joined the GK Council as Deputy  Grand Bard. Grand Bard 2018-2021.

Co-opted Members

Sam Rogerson

 Administrative Support to Executive Officers.

Ex-officio Members

Jerry Rogers, Mab Eglosvelyan

Barded in 2010 at St Ives for services to Cornwall in the wider Celtic world.  Hon Treasurer. Returning Officer for GK Council elections. GK Working Group. Member of all sub-committees.

John Jenkin, Carrek an Jawl

Barded in 1960 at Camborne for continuation of the historical & language interest which led to his reception as a disciple in 1939. Qualified again in 1981 at Nance, Illogan through examination in the Cornish language.  Secretary Emeritus 2001.