The International Year of Indigenous languages
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International year of Indigenous Languages.
As well as a tool for communication, language plays an important in our cultural identity, history and traditions.
A little over 7000 languages are spoken in the world today and around a third of these are endangered, with less than 1000 remaining speakers. We are fortunate that Cornish has a growing number of speakers but it remains important for all of us to engage with the language at whatever level we are comfortable with.
Lowender Peran is your opportunity for conversations or simple greetings and perhaps join in with a few songs in Cornish.
Lowender Peran Bys Vykken!
Elizabeth Carne, Melennek,
Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow
Kanow Kernewek - A good “Shout”
Keskan Lowender -Sunday Evening Levow Werin
Singing session at the Rowing Club on Sunday afternoon.
Plus the singing in Cornish workshops with Matt Blewett.
Kanow Kernewek A good “Shout” or singing session is a part of our Cornish musical heritage and even better if we have a few songs in Cornish. Follow the bouncy ball on the songs and get ready to join us for: Matt’s Cornish singing workshops - throughout the festival Levow Werin – the singing session down at the Rowing club, Newquay Harbour Keskan Lowender – our very own last night of the proms – and bring your Cornish flag.
Levow Lowender - Festival Voices - 2016
We are delighted to be able to bring you these videos to help you sing a bit of Cornish! You can watch the videos and have a singalong.
We have provided the words to download here. We hope you enjoy learning some Cornish!
To find out more about learning Cornish please go to - https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/the-cornish-language/cornish-language/learning-cornish/