Jaqi ha Jerry / Jerry hag Erel

Yma y’n folen ma oll an towlennow gwrys y’n dew ragdres FEAST. An kynsa dew o henwys ‘Jaqi ha Jerry’, ha’n nessa dew o ‘Jerry hag Erel’.

This page contains all the shows made in the two FEAST projects. The first two are called ‘Jaqi & Jerry’, the next two were ‘Jerry & Erel’.

‘Jaqi ha Jerry 1’: Mark Elton, Ben Harris & Hanterhir.

‘Jaqi ha Jerry 2’: Elizabeth Carne (Bardh Meur), Delia Brotherton & Tir ha Tavas.

‘Jerry hag Erel 1’: Pol Hodge, Matthi ab Dewi & Skwardya

‘Jerry hag Erel 2’: Rod Lyon, Julia Allard, Gari an Gov & Mamvro.

Two new chat TV shows are released online in Cornish

Two more editions of a chat show are out on the web which are totally in the Cornish language. This is the Kernewek equivalent of daytime telly with guests on the sofa and bands playing their latest songs. They can all be found on www.anradyo.com or on the ‘Pellwolok an Gernewegva’ channel on Youtube.

The project began two years ago with ‘Jaqi ha Jerry’. These episodes had Hanterhir playing rock music in the studio while a range of people chatted about everything from the Cornish Gorsedh to ‘Kernow in the City’.

Jerry has continued as the sole host for episodes 3 and 4 – slightly rebranding the show as ‘Jerry hag erel’ (Jerry and others).

The latest guests are former Radio Cornwall presenter Rod Lyon along with Julia Allard. They have recorded short radio-plays over the years in Cornish called ‘George ha Samantha’. Matthi ab Dewi was on the sofa too – chatting about the Cornish language’s radio and TV service. His band Skwardya also played some songs. Then there was punk music from Mamvro and a chat with lead singer Gari an Gov. Finally, Cornish poet and teacher, Pol Hodge, gave a behind-the-scenes view of working alongside Golden Tree and Will Coleman.

Host Jerry Sethir said:

“This show is all about normalising people’s perceptions of the native language. Cornish is not just for the classroom, folk circle, or Gorsedh – for an increasing number of people it is how they express their lives. This show is part of that – it is about having fun and chatting about everyday things.”

The series has been funded by FEAST, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. Jack Morrison runs the FEAST project:

“I really like ‘Jerry hag Erel’. Projects like this inhabit the idea that language is not only a way to communicate among people, but also a culture in itself.”

“This movement is one of many ‘Cornish cultures’ and brilliant to see, an opening up of the Cornish language world and an illustration of how it affects us all in Cornwall.”

“The Cornish language is often seen as a ‘minority’ issue on many levels. However, through work like this we can see how ubiquitous and fundamental Kernewek is all around us here.”

Discussions are soon to start on where the project goes from here.