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/September/October 2019 newsletter.

A message from Chair of Admissions 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 2019. You can find details here and a form here.

Gorsedh 2019 form Word version / PDF. Please see the form for instructions.

You can pay by cheque or by PayPal. Please note - if you do not have a PayPal account you can still pay by this method using a credit or debit card.

You can make your Paypal payment for the 2019 Gorsedh celebrations here. Please remember to fill in the correct total at the PayPal checkout.

Please see the June extra newsletter for details. PDF version.

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 entries will no longer be accepted for 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 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 to Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor, Honorary Secretary 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.

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