News for Bards / Nowodhow rag Berdh

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

You can find the newsletter for February, March and April 2019 here.

Please visit the Videos page for the new recordings by Buccas Four of the Gorsedh ceremonies songs.

Important dates:

Gorsedh Kernow Proclamation/Annual General Meeting Saturday 13th. April in St. Just

Celtic Congress/Gorsedh Kernow special Proclamation Saturday 27th. April in Newquay

Awen ceremony Sunday 23rd. June in Dulow

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture (including the Bardic ceremony on the Saturday) Wednesday 4th. - Sunday 8th. September in St. Just.

Council meetings (TBC)

Saturday 9th. February

Saturday 29th. June

Saturday 19th. October:

It would really help if Bards who have school age children or grandchildren could encourage them to enter and ask them to tell their teachers about the GK Awards. Information about entering can be downloaded from the Gorsedh Kernow website or by email request to  Please note that the closing date for ALL entries is 31st March 2019.

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 contact the Awards Secretary, Dave Brotherton, Ilewydh Porthia by email on

Please read the attached 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 for February, March & April 2019, should be submitted to Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor, Honorary Secretary by email to   by the middle of April 2019 please.

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.

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