Another event has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled, leaving not much to look forward to in the months ahead of 2020. The Gorsedh Kernow has joined the ranks of Bude Carnival, Bude Lifeboat Day, and Leopallozza among other events, which have now been postponed until 2021.
Gorsedh Kernow has decided to postpone the Esedhvos Festival and the Bardic Ceremony in Bude/Stratton until September next year.
In a decision made in consultation with the Gorsedh Kernow Council and the Mayor of Bude, Bob Willingham, who is also Chair of the Local Organising Committee, it has been confirmed that Bude/Stratton will be very happy to host the Festival in 2021 instead.
Their website says:
Gorsedh Kernow – the Gorsedh of the Bards of Cornwall – exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall. The tradition of preserving Celtic history and culture through poetry, song, dance, music, art and spoken word stretches back to the storytellers – the Bards of ancient Celtic countries.
The bards of Gorsedh Kernow, who have each sworn allegiance to Cornwall as a Celtic nation, help maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall by studying their own Cornish history and the Cornish language and literature, art, music, dance and sport. They actively promote strong links between Cornwall, other Celtic countries and the wider diaspora, and help promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who love Cornwall.