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Additional information by Sean Kelley

First of all here a couple of addresses for those of you interested in the Cornish language, Kernewek:
1. Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek (The Cornish Language Fellowship) Colin Ellis
Chi Ashley (Ashley House)
Stret Deghow (South Street)
Fordh Ponsmeur (Grampound Road)
Tel: 01276 882500

2. Kernewek Dre Lyther (Cornish Correspondence Course) Ray Edwards
6 Halton Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 6NP
Tel: 0121 354 6249

Those of you who are interested in traditional Cornish music and dance might like to get in touch with
Merv & Alison Davey
They are our leading authority on traditional Cornish dance and are able to supply various books, videos and cassettes, including the recent Ilow Hengov ha Koth a Gernow
(The Ancient and Traditional Music of Cornwall)
by the group PYBA. This cassettes features Cornish bagpipes, Cornish Krowd (a sort of three stringed fiddle), organ, flute, bombarde, harp, kroeder kroghan and vocals in Kernewek.

Another interesting cassette is
Poll Pri

available from
Graham Sandercock
Bre an Loja (Lodge Hill)
Lyskerrys (Liskeard)

This is more up-beat, and features some superb contemporary songs written by Graham Sandercock in Kernewek.

Additional info be Kev Robinson:

Cornwall is a county in the south-western extremity of England. It is a peninsula bounded by the English Channel on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north and west, terminating at Land's End. Cornwall's population is 469,300 (1991 est.), and it covers 3,564 km sq (1,376 mi sq). Although Bodmin is the county seat, Truro is the administrative centre. Most of Cornwall consists of rugged moorland that gradually declines in elevation to the heavily indented coastline. The SCILLY ISLANDS, located just offshore, are part of Cornwall. Some agriculture is engaged in; dairy cattle are raised and fruits and vegetables grown. Tin and clay mining is also important. The port towns of Falmouth, Fowey, and Penzance are industrial centres. Tourism is important, and much of the scenic coast is protected from commercial development. Cornwall was occupied by Romans, Saxons, and Celts before the Norman Conquest in 1066, after which it became an Earldom. Since 1337 the heir to the British crown has held the title of Duke of Cornwall.

The Cornish flag - is called a "St Piran", after the Cornish Patron Saint (also the Patron Saint of Tinners or Tin Miners). His feast day is March 5th.

The Black and White St Piran's Cross flags are seen everywhere in Cornwall, and are a potent symbol of Cornwall's distinct identity as a Duchy (and not a county of England).

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