...to Kesson, gateway to the dynamic, embracing music and dance of the Cornish Celts.
Who are we?
Well, just a bunch of musicians and dancers really, who believe that, by pooling our efforts we can do more to get Cornish culture noticed, and to support each other in our work.
We do this through a number of initiatives, such as a comprehensive directory of Cornish music recordings, the 'Tunery' for those wishing to find and learn Cornish tunes, and by acting as an agency connecting Cornish acts with those who wish to engage them. This website alone gets around 2,500 visits a month.
We started off with a handful of us back at the turn of the millenium,
but now we are in the hundreds - an indication of the tremendous resurgence of interest in the music of Cornwall, no longer the poor neighbour of the Celtic fringe!
As a not-for-profit volunteer-run project, we seek to support Cornish musicians and dancers in finding work and marketing their recordings, thereby perpetuating our unique traditions.
Kesson is Cornish for 'harmony' - a reflection of our collaborative 'one and all' ethic - but also of the creative teamwork that underpins Cornish music and dance, whatever the style.
Explore... Discover... Enjoy...