Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kernewek: pur dha, meur ras

No doubt some people will have sneered at Gwenno's decision to record her latest album in Cornish, regarding it as little more than a gimmick. It certainly isn't, as I stressed in the course of reviewing her excellent live performance in Cardiff earlier this month, and indeed evidence suggests that it's actually having the sort of tangible, positive social/cultural influence that most musicians can only dream of: there has been a marked increase in the number of people sitting Cornish language exams, a rise attributed directly to Le Kov.

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