Le Kov - new Cornish language album

Celebrated synth pop artist, Gwenno, will be performing her new album at The Poly, Falmouth on Saturday December 2nd, 2017.

Gwenno's new album, Le Kov, is sung entirely in Cornish.

The supporting act is 'Hanterhir' the Cornish language folk - rock band.

She says: “English was my third language growing up with Cornish and Welsh both being spoken all the time at home. I spoke Cornish from birth so never really thought it belonged to people far away. It was very much a part of me as it was our language at home as well as when we visited friends and family in Cornwall.

“I did worry with this album that people might think I was appropriating Cornish, but it’s my language. I grew up singing the Cornish songs of Brenda Wootton. There is a Cornish-speaking community in Cardiff, believe it or not.

“There’s been a renaissance and growth in the language over the last 150 years, especially since the 1970s. There’s a reason it’s still here. It’s an expression of history and of the people.”

Cornish has been around for over 1,500 years and far outdates English.

More information can be found at http://thepoly.org/whats-on/event/575/gwenno-le-kov-cornish-album-debut. Tickets are available from the Poly box office (10:00-19:00, Tuesday to Saturday), by calling 01326 319461 or online at www.thepoly.org.

Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJolLbtbz1c

Submitted by Michael Chappell





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