Cornish Mining History in Cornish!

On 10th November at Murdoch House, Redruth Agan Tavas member Ian Jackson gave a talk in Cornish on the mining history of the countryside around Carnkie. Ian, who is a scholar of languages rather than mining history, had obviously carried out a great deal of research on the subject. This made his talk very interesting and […]

A new look for An Gowsva

The Agan Tavas house magazine ‘An Gowsva’ has a new look. Thanks to the professional efforts of member Nigel Roberts An Gowsva has been given a whole new look which can proudly stand alongside many other high circulation publications of a similar type. Remember that you will receive three to four copies per year of […]

Another Talk at Murdoch House

As part of a series Agan Tavas held a further lecture at Murdoch House, Redruth. It was the 1st April and a time of mockery. So, John Rowe of the University of Plymouth gave a talk on Cornish political cartoons between 1970 and 2015. His talk was very interesting showing simple but amusing cartoons of […]

Annual General Meeting 2017

Prior to our Annual General Meeting held on 18th February at Murdoch House, Redruth there was a presentation of the literary award Pewas Perghyryn. This year it was awarded posthumously to Eddie Climo for his translation of Rip Van Winkle. The picture shows Eddie’s brother Laurie receiving the prize. The newly elected officers of Agan […]

DHE EMLOW an GALAKSI gans Rod Lyon

Publisher:  Kesva an Tavas Kernewek.  The first original novel in Cornish for a while and winner of the 2016 Pewas Perghyryn award. An interesting science fiction story along the lines of Star Trek adventures. Nevertheless there is some new science fiction thinking in Rod’s writing which makes the book well worth reading. SWF(m)  ISBN:  978-1-908965-13-4 […]

GERYOW GWIR gans Nicholas Williams

Publisher: Evertype Nicholas Williams has examined the vocabulary of revived Cornish and found a number of usages which are inauthentic when compared to the historical texts upon which the revival is based. In this book he provides examples which are an aid to improving the quality of Cornish spoken today.  KS 978-1-78201-030-0       […]