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Meur Ras Dhia Gernow

Thank you from Kernow  by Gwenno

In this video Daniel Woodfield, Gwenno, Hilary Coleman and Joe Lewis introduce you to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow and how you can learn it.

Gwenno’s Song for Cornwall is inspired by many stories about people’s lived experience in Cornwall over the past year.  She wanted to capture the hope and pain that people have felt, along with the gratitude for the incredible work that NHS staff, carers, teachers, key workers and volunteers are doing. The song is written in Kernewek (Cornish) to document this time, as many more people are learning it across Cornwall. It’s a language that sounds wonderful when sung as a group too.

Gwenno’s Song for Cornwall premieres 23 March online at asongforus.org.

ABOUT GWENNO: Gwenno Saunders is a Welsh-Cornish musician and conceptual artist. Her interest lies in exploring the cultural and linguistic identities of Britain through popular song. As a Welsh and Cornish speaker she has released two critically acclaimed albums Y Dydd Olaf (2015) and Le Kov (2018) in Welsh and Cornish, respectively on Heavenly Recordings and is currently recording her third due to be released in 2021. Listen to her music below. gwenno.info

Produced by Sound UK in partnership with Carn to Cove, Hall For Cornwall and intoBodmin.

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In this video Daniel Woodfield and Hilary Coleman teach you the Main Melody to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow.

In this video Joe Lewis takes you through the pronunciation to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow.

In this video Daniel Woodfield and Hilary Coleman teach you the High harmony to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow.

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In this video Daniel Woodfield and Hilary Coleman teach you the Low harmony to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow

 
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A Song for Us celebrates our communities and the power of music to bring us together. As part of a national music project, Gavin Bryars, Skinny Pelembe, Seth Lakeman, This is the Kit & Bucky and Gwenno are creating new songs inspired by the people of East Riding, South Yorkshire, Devon, Bristol and Cornwall.
 
A Song for Us - Cornwall has been written by Gwenno and will be performed by the Kernow Bedroom Choir, it will be streamed online from 23 March 2021 at asongforus.org
Help create a music map of the country with Your Songs. Share a favourite song, or write your own, that holds special meaning at this time. https://asongforus.org/your-songs/ 
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In this video Daniel Woodfield and Hilary Coleman sing all the parts to Gwennos song Meur Ras Dhia Gernow.

Here's what to do:
 
  1. The tutorials for the song are above.  Have a listen to the intro video and decide which part you'd like to learn. The main melody is the easiest to learn. Then there are the harmonies for higher and lower voices. If you play an instrument don’t be shy about adding that to the mix too!
  2. Use the videos, downloadable song sheets and/or notation to learn a part - you have until 7th March at 8pm
  3. Before the deadline [7th March at 8pm] record yourself singing or playing the part - you'll need two devices, one to listen to the melody and another to record yourself. Ideally we'd like it as a video, but if you're not comfortable with than, then a voice recording will be fine.
  4. Send us your recording via WeTransfer using the email: info@sounduk.net and we'll edit it all together to form the first virtual Kernow Bedroom Choir.
  5. Stay in touch by joining the Facebook page and group and when we can get the funding/project together, we will get you all together, when we're allowed, to sing the songs and perform them to others as a real life choir!
 
If you have any questions please email us or get in touch through the Facebook page/group.
 
We look forward to singing with you all!