Twenty-two new bards have been appointed by Gorsedh Kernow in acknowledgement of their work to maintain and nurture traditional Cornish heritage.
According to the Cornish Guardian, work for which the new bards have been recognised ranges from researching and portraying Cornwall and its rich heritage through film and photography, to encouraging the preservation of the Cornish language and maintaining Cornish traditions.
Gorsedh Kernow aims to preserve and celebrate Cornish history and culture and the bards are appointed by its council to recognise those who have demonstrated the spirit of Cornwall and their dedication to the region’s culture.
The traditional bardic ceremony which usually welcomes the new bards has been postponed until next year but a small ceremony is planned to take place next month as a marker of the appointments.
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