Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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The Organisation for those who love Cornwall

'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'

(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost)

 

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The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies is a  Registered Charity  No. 247283

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OCS Federation Events

2020

Saturday 5th September 2020: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

Saturday 3rd October 2020: AGM / Autumn General Meeting at Lys Kernow  

Thursday 17th December: Cornish Carol Service at Truro Cathedral (Banner Bearers)

 

2021

 2021: Recorders’ Meeting  

 2021: Summer Festival (Banner Bearers)

2021: Gorsedh Kernow (Banner Bearers)

2021: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

 2021: AGM / Autumn General Meeting  

 2021: Winter Festival (Banner Bearers)

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News

We wish you a warm welcome to the

Kernow Goth website

Kernow bys vyken

Find a Speaker Dialect Update, July 2019

Kernow Goth Interest Groups

Here are the links to the new Kernow Goth Interest Groups

 

Kernow Goth Interest Group - Brass Bands

 

Kernow Goth Interest Group - Soccer

 

If you are interested in coordinating further Cornish topics as a “Kernow Goth Interest Group” or wishes to discuss the project further please contact [email protected]

 

MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT DRUM

A novel by Tony Mansell about the so-called English Civil War covering events in Cornwall and involving the Cornish Army. Please click here to read it, thank you Tony

St Ives Old Cornwall Society Celebrates first 100 Years! To read the report of a wonderful evening, please click here. Also St Ives are offering Free Entry to their Museum to Old Cornwall Socities, click here for information or email [email protected]

Diary Dates

For details of your local Society, their programme and contacts, please click the link to their individual page, see below

The Celtic Spirit of Cornwall “Be proud to be Cornish”, says the Grand Bard of Cornwall.Click here to read the press release from Gorsedh Kernow for Pirantide

Click here to read the Grand Bard's speech

CORNISH STORY is an initiative created with the vision to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall and the Cornish Diaspora overseas.Unique, exclusive stories and films are combined with articles relating to all aspects of Cornish culture in the past and present.

To read about some of Cornwall's Smaller Villages, please click here

A Treat for everyone missing their Cornish shouts - click here to listen to the St Piran's Day Shout recorded at The Countryman at Piece on 6 March 2016.

April Update from our President, Karin Easton, please click here

Gorsedh Kernow Press Release, 19 May 2020, please click here

Tyskennow Kernow is a new platform for films and programmes made in and about Cornwall and the Cornish language. Please click here for 105 videos for your enjoyment, enlightenment and inspiration.

Peter Pool was author of several books on the history of Cornwall and its language;

Andrew Pool has set up a website in his memory where  you can dowload a .pdf version of much of his work https://peterpool.co.uk/

To read Bert Biscoe's Review of the website, please clck here

Lowender Peran News May 2020 - please click here

May  Update from our President, Karin Easton - please click here

PRESS RELEASE – A Flora of Cornwall soon to be published

For details of this fantastic new publication, please click here

Southern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) which was discovered, new to science, on the Lizard Peninsula in 2016. See "A Flora of Cornwall" below

Souther Marsh Orchid

“Fish, Tin and Light: A Chronicle of St Ives”, Click here to watch this

Early June Message From President Karin Easton, please click here

An Keskussulyans Skians 2020: there is a Cornish language research conference scheduled, probably online, for October 2020 https://skians.weebly.com/

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Bodmin Riding and Heritage Festival  bring to you this specially created performance by some of Cornwalls well loved folk musicians. Daniel Woodfield, Cas Davey and Richard Trethewey have come together for the first time to play a range of both traditional and contemporary Cornish folk with their own unique and sometimes jazzy twist. Expect driving rhythms, soulful singing, beautiful melodies and awkward silences because of the lack of live audience. To listen, please click here

Gorsedh Kernow Press Release, 15 July 2020, please click here

Gorsedh Kernow Press Release 29 July 2020 - Holyer an Gof Winners, please click here

 July Message From President Karin Easton, please click here

 A Eulogy for Craig Weatherhill, who has sadly died after a lengthy illness, aged 68. Please click here

Cornish National Music Archive Logo

Gorsedh Kernow names 22 new Bards for 2020 - please click here

Request for information for a book which will be published next year – Women Of Cornish Music.Dorothea Hocking / Thea Rowe was the first lady to be made a Cornish Bard from Australia (Padstow 1951) - for more details please click here