Merv Davey, ' member of 'Old Cornwall' and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, and his family are well-known throughout the Cornish cultural world for their 30+ years of work in reviving the Cornish folk music and dance traditions. This is the magnificent result of extensive historical researches, and includes no less than 45 dances with notations in addition to the historical background.
SCOOT DANCES, TROYLS, FURRYS AND TEA TREATS, THE CORNISH DANCE TRADITION by Merv, Alison & Jowdy Davey
Songs in Cornish dialect - 36 of them - recorded as they were actually sung rather than in English transcription. A fascinating collection, with a useful introduction and comments.
SENGEN FIDDEE by Pol Hodge and Mike O'Connor
"Celebrating Cornwall's pub songs" is the sub-title of this volume which does just that. "Shout Kernow is the result of a project begun in 2012 by Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley to record, celebrate and help sustain the living tradition of pub singing in Cornwall. Travelling around Cornwall, recording variations of songs in twenty-two locations and meeting numerous singers from Calstock to Cadgwith they have assembled a lively collection of words, tunes and harmonies, as well as the background to the sings and singers and information about the pubs and eventswhere the singing takes place." (Cover)
SHOUT KERNOW, by Hilary Coleman & Sally Burley
A re-issue of collection of 33 Cornish carols published in 1889 by Robert H Heath of Redruth.
VICTORIAN CORNISH CAROLS, NO. 1, REDRUTH & ST AGNES DISTRICT
The second book of verse by Truro's best-known poet, musician, stage manager, politician and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
ACCOMPANIED BY LARKS by Bert Biscoe
"A study of Dame Ethel Smyth and The Wreckers" commissioned by the Duchy Opera for its production of 'The Wreckers'. Bert Biscoe, bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, explores the complexities which lie behind it, and "discovers a wonderful, baffling Edwardian whirlwind - Ethel Smyth."
ALLIANCES DALLIANCES by Bert Biscoe
A miscellany of dialect collected and written by 'Old Cornwall' members and Societies, with some of the dialect stories entered in Gorsedh Kernow competitions.
ANGLETWITCH & POPPYDOCKS: CORNISH DIALECT WORDS, RHYMES & STORIES edited by George Pritchard
Another collection of poems by  the Truro-based politician, poet, stage manager, musician and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
AT A WEDDING WITH YEATS IN TURIN by Bert Biscoe
The title translates as "Cornish ripples near and far", and indeed most of the poems are in English, some bilingual. They are the work of an 'Old Cornwall' member and former Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. "...The verse of a frontline ambassador to many parts of the Cornish world, drinking in the gifts of Cornwall, the delights of its culture, the emotions of its landscape..." (Bert Biscoe).
CRYGYON KERNOW OGAS HA PELL by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
The story of the march by the Cornish to Blackheath in 1997 in commemoration of the ultimately tragic protest 500 years before by Michael Joseph an Gof and Thomas Flamank against new taxes imposed by the king - but this is told in the first person as if by Brengy, the author's dog.
DOG WHO WALKED TO LONDON by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
"An adventure into Cornwall's past and an examination of our churches today and what they mean to both residents and visitors", this is a thought-provoking collection of verse by one of Cornwall's best-loved writers. He is a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
EGLOSOW KERNOW - CORNISH CHURCH POEMS by Donald R Rawe
"It is the year 560AD Geranius, or Geraint, the last remaining Captain of King Arthur's triumphant stand against the Germanic invaders of Britain, is faced with the problem of who should succeed him..."
Special price! GERAINT, LAST OF THE ARTHURIANS, by Donald R Rawe

The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Pages 1-2 - 'Old Cornwall'

Here we offer the current volume's numbers of the twice-yearly journal of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies.  Most earlier issues are also available. To find

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Page 2-3 - Music and dance

Includes folksong and dance, Cornish carols,

and books about Cornish music and musicians.

 

Pages 3-5 - Language and literature

Creative writing by Cornwall's novelists and poets, Cornish language and dialect - grammar, vocabulary & stories,

listed A-Z by title.

 

Pages 5-6 - CDs & DVDs, listed A-Z by title.

 

Page 6-7 - Badges & serviettes.

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