Gorsedh Kernow Bardic Collection (GK)

Special Collections

A Special Collection of published materials created about or by Bards of the Cornish Gorsedh.

Cover of Bardic Roll Booklet

The Archives & Special Collections Service in partnership with the Gorsedh Kernow has developed a Special Collection of published material produced by or about Cornish Bards. 

This Collection consists of over 700 items on a variety of subjects such as poetry, music, performance, politics, history and Cornish language. 

The many dictionaries, textbooks and Cornish language translations are a particular strength of the Collection and show the development and use of Cornish over time. 

Small publications are also a great attribute of the Collection, produced in limited numbers and of a highly specialist nature the many self published or community publications highlight a whole array of interests and subjects.

The scope of the Collection is vast with a wide appeal so browsing is strongly encouraged to fully appreciate the incredible range of topics covered.

This Special Collection is available by appointment.

Items are listed and can be searched on the Library catalogue.

Potential users may find it beneficial to undertake preparatory research prior to a visit. Suggested resources are available at Archives & Special Collections: Introductory Reading.

For more information please contact us at archives@fxplus.ac.uk

Photo Credit: Gorsedh Kernow.

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