New bards named

By Cornish Times in Local People

Nine new initiates will take their place among the 500 or so existing members of the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow at this year’s Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival in Launceston on September 2.

 

The high point of the ceremony, which starts at 2pm in the grounds of Launceston Castle, will be the inauguration of the new bards.

They are:

Clive Boutle, London for publishing services to Cornish culture and promotion of European minority languages.

John Buckingham, Padstow for promoting Cornish identity and culture through the history of Padstow and the wider environs.

Jon Cleave, Port Isaac, for promoting Cornish identity through song.

Dee Harris, Porkellis, Helston. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Martine Knight, Helston, for promoting the Cornish language and identity across the community.

Jakki Love, Ludgvan Churchtown, Penzance. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Russell Pearce III, Orinda, California for promoting Cornish identity in the USA. 

Wendy Simpson, Retire, Withiel, Bodmin. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

Shaun Toft, Falmouth. By examination in the Cornish language and continuing service to Cornwall.

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