Source: the Western Morning News
Cornish entries are being invited for next year’s Pan Celtic International Song Contest in Ireland.
After triumphing in both 2012 and 2013, and coming second this year, organisers have high hopes for another successful year.
Competitors from Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and the Isle of Man will join musicians and singers from Ireland to celebrate their cultural heritage in Derry next April.
Each nation selects one song to represent it in the prestigious Pan Celtic Song Contest. Cornwall’s entries have done well in this contest. The Aggie Boys came second in 2014, while Benjad won in 2012 and 2013, the first time that the same singer had won the competition in consecutive years. Previously Cornwall scored a hat trick in winning the Pan Celtic International Song Contest in Ireland in 2003, 2004 and 2005, which is also unique in the history of the contest.
Now the search is on for the 2015 entry. MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership, in association with the Cornish committee of the Pan Celtic Festival, is inviting musicians and songwriters to enter Kan rag Kernow, a competition to choose the Cornish entry.
The winning entrant will receive £100 and represent Cornwall at the Pan Celtic International Song Contest, which carries a top prize of £1,500.
A spokesman for MAGA said: “The aim of the competition is to encourage artists and bands of all genres of music to write and perform new commercial music in the Cornish language.
Assistance with writing lyrics in Cornish is available free of charge through the MAGA translation service. Anyone who would like to be assigned a translator to work on a song should call 01872-323497 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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