‘The Cornish Gorsedh’ (talk)
Date: Thursday 1st June
Time: 4.00pm (duration up to one hour)
Venue: The Eagle House Hotel, Castle Street (no.13 on the Festival venues map )
Ticket price: Free admission
This year, the Centenary of Charles Causley’s birth, sees the Cornish Gorsedh come to Launceston in September. Causley was himself a Bard.
Gorsedh Kernow, which in English means ‘Cornish Gorsedh’, exists to maintain and give expression to the national spirit of Cornwall as a Celtic country: preserving the history and culture of a people through poetry, song, dance, music, art, sport and spoken word stretching back to the storytellers – Bards of ancient Celtic countries.
Liz Carne, the Deputy Grand Bard, talks about the history of the Gorsedh and outlines the plans for this summer’s Festival