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Federation of Old Cornwall Societies - Messages from the President

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FOCS - March Message from President Karin Easton
FOCS - January Message from President Karin Easton
FOCS - Presidents Newsletter November 2021
FOCS - Presidents Newsletter October 2021
FOCS - Presidents Newsletter August 2021
FOCS - President's Message - July 2021
Bodmin OCS - Prayer Book Rebellion
FOCS - President's Message - June 2021
CAHS - Cornish Cousins
FOCS - President's Message - May 2021
Tansys Golowan the Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Ceremonies by Merv Davey
FOCS - President's Message - April 2021
Midsummer Bonfires 2019

We hope that Kernow Goth societies will be able to resume celebrations of Tansys Golowan, Cornish Midsummer Bonfire and the traditional harvest event of Crying the Neck during 2021

'Crying the Neck' A Harvest Celebration
FOCS - President's Message - March 2021
St Piran's Oratory
FOCS - President's Message - January 2021
FOCS - Presidents Christmas Message
FOCS - President's October 2020 Message
FOCS - President's August 2020 Message
FOCS - President's - July 2020 Message
FOCS - President's Early June 2020 Message
FOCS - President's May 2020 Message

Some nice interviews by BBC travel journalist Richard Collett in a piece entitled "The UK's forgotten fifth nation" about Cornwall.  Kernow Goth's President of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies Karin Easton and the President of Launceston OCS Rob Tremain speak about Cornwall and also include mention of some of the ongoing issues and feelings from Cornish people.

Link to BBC Travel Story website: The UK's forgotten fifth nation

Also available as a pdf by clicking this link.

The UK's forgotten fifth nation

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 download pdf versions of much of his work

Bert Biscoe has provided an overview and review of the website, please click on the image or download the review on a pdf by clicking this link Bert Biscoe Review

Bert Biscoe Review of website

Gorsedh Kernow

This year's Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival planned for Bude-Stratton have been postponed until 2021. There was a limited Bardic ceremony at Lys Kernow. The Gorsedh Kernow press release is available here. Gorsedh Kernow Press Release

Gorsedh Kernow have also release the list of Bards that were incepted at the Lys Kernow ceremony, which is available here. This includes three members of 'Old Cornwall' Brian Jacobs [St Austell] Priscilla Oates [Cury & Gunwalloe] Len Sheppard [Newquay] New Bards Gorsedh Kernow 2020

Bardic Ceremony - Gorsedh Kernow 2020

The Cornish National Music Archive

Click on the link above to learn and download a pdf about the launch of the Cornish National Music Archive. The link to their website is here

The Cornish National Music Archive

The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies (FOCS) Holyer an Gof Cup – awarded to one of the winners in classes 5 and 6.

This is awarded jointly to:

  • Cornwall: Connectivity and Identity in the Fourteenth Century written by S.J.Drake and published by Boydell and Brewer Ltd.
  • Sea of Storms written by Richard Larn, illustrated by Oliver Hurst and published by Mabecron Books

For full list of Gorsedh Kernow Holyer an Gof winners click this link 

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Lowender Peran Celtic Festival 2020

Click this link to go to the Lowender Peran website for more information about the plans for this years festival.

News From Lowender Peran

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