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Gwenno returns with Cornish language album

By | Published on Friday 20 October 2017


Former Pipettes member Gwenno Saunders released her debut solo album, ‘Y Dydd Olaf’, in 2014, a sci-fi themed synth-pop record sung in Welsh. For the follow-up, she’s ditching that language in favour of one even less prevalent in pop: Cornish.

Saunders being the daughter of Welsh and Cornish language activists, the final track on ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ was given over to the Cornish language. But now, as one of only around 1000 fluent speakers of the language, she’s devoted her entire new album ‘Le Kov’ to it.

The title translating as “the place of memory”, the album is set for release next March. You can watch a trailer for the record here:

Before the release, Saunders has announced two shows in Wales and Cornwall, at which she’ll debut songs from ‘Le Kov’. Tickets are on sale now. Here are the dates:

1 Dec: Merthyr Tydfil, Redhouse
2 Dec: Falmouth, The Poly