Gorsedh Kernow names 22 new bards for 2020, among them FEAST’s Project Manager Jack Morrison and Creative Kernow trustee Simon Harvey.
Gorsedh Kernow was established with the aim of celebrating and promoting Cornwall’s distinctive Celtic culture and to give expression to such spirit, to encourage the study of Cornish history and literature, the Cornish language, to foster Cornish art, music, dance and sport and to link with other Celtic countries.
A cohort of new bards has been announced for 2020, despite the pandemic causing the ceremony in Bude to be postponed until 2021. 22 worthy people have been invited to take their place among around 500 existing members of the College of Bards, among them FEAST’s Jack Morrison for being an enthusiastic promoter of Kernow, and Simon Harvey for embracing Cornish identity and culture in media.
“This year we have new bards whose work for Kernow reflects both traditional and modern aspects of our Cornish culture,” said Grand Bard of Cornwall Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, “which continues in all parts of the diaspora. These latest honours show an amazing diversity in many cultural areas […] This reverence for Cornish culture is […] showcased in thoroughly modern media, by photography, social media, film and in theatres, in community projects at the grass roots to films for global audiences. Each of these showcasing platforms proclaims to the world that Cornish culture is distinctive, traditional and modern, precious to the Cornish people and alive and well.”
A huge congratulations to Jack and Simon for this achievement.
For more information about the Gorsedh Kernow, visit their website.