Gorsedh Kernow announces host town for 2022

Gorsedh Kernow and Hayle Town Council are pleased to announce that Hayle will be the host town for the Esedhvos and Gorsedh ceremony in September 2022

“On behalf of the bards of Gorsedh Kernow, we are excited and delighted that the Gorsedh is coming to Hayle, the place where so many of our early saints first arrived in Cornwall” said Grand Bard Mab Stenek Veur, Pol Hodge. “On a personal note, we used to go on holiday to Hayle even though we lived at Troon and I have many happy memories of it.  We hope that many bards and indeed many vistors from all over Cornwall will take this opportunity to enjoy the Esedhvos and to sample all the great history, scenery, and culture that Hayle has to offer.”

At a recent meeting, Hayle Town Council supported the visit of the Gorsedh to Hayle in 2022. Mayor of Hayle Cllr Steve Benney said, “Gorsedh Kernow last visited Hayle in 1999 and that visit is still remembered by many people. This visit will coincide with the lead-up to the celebration of the centenary of Hayle Old Cornwall Society and we look forward to working with Gorsedh Kernow and the community in Hayle to make this Gorsedh one to be remembered”

A local committee is being formed which will work to organise the event. The Gorsedh ceremony takes place on the first Saturday of September and is preceded by the Esedhvos Kernow, a celebration of Cornish culture and of the host town.