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Bardic recognition for Hawken

St Dennis Band MD, Darren Hawken will become a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow next month in recognition of his services to Cornish music.

Darren Hawken
  Darren Hawken is honoured to become a new Bard

There will be ancient celebrations to enjoy in the village of St Dennis next month as the band's MD, Darren Hawken becomes a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow in recognition of his services to Cornish Music.

Darren will become one of 16 new people welcomed into the 500 strong Bardic College in an initiation ceremony that will take place on Saturday 1st September in Newquay.

Success

During his tenure as MD with the Cornish band, Darren has led them to the First Section National Championship title as well as victories at the West of England Regional Championship and Bugle Contest. The band also came runner-up at the Senior Trophy earlier this year.

I'm deeply honoured and proud to be announced as a new Bard. I thank colleagues and fellow musicians that I've worked with along the way, and I'm very much looking forward to the initiation next monthDarren Hawken

Honoured

Talking about the announcement Darren said: "I'm deeply honoured and proud to be announced as a new Bard. I thank colleagues and fellow musicians that I've worked with along the way, and I'm very much looking forward to the initiation next month."

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