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9 September 2014

Cornwall’s ancient spirit revived

The ancient spirit of Cornwall has been revived at a gathering of the county’s bards.

The county still has bards, usually elders who take on the responsibility of recording and promoting the county’s history, heritage and culture.

And that heritage was on display at the bards’ annual gathering at Torpoint this past weekend.

The annual ceremony dates back to 1928, and is known as the Cornish Gorsedd. The gathering is conducted in Cornish, or Kernewek, and part off the continual effort to retain Cornwall’s unique culture.

Several hundred bards attended the Gorsedh Kernow ceremonies, including guests from the Welsh and Breton Gorseddau.

Awards were presented to people who have “contributed to Cornwall’s culture” and several Cornish choirs and bands performed.

While the event has been and gone for this year it’s certainly one to mark in your calendar if you’re planning a stay in 5 star luxury cottages Cornwall next September.

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