Following her acclaimed debut, synth-pop artist Gwenno continues her mission to keep minority languages alive with her upcoming album Le Kov, debuting in Falmouth and sung in Cornish.

With her debut album, 2014’s Y Dydd Olaf - The Final Day, Gwenno Saunders made a bold statement about the importance of protecting minority languages. Drawing from her upbringing as the daughter of Welsh and Cornish language activists, and Welsh writer Owain Owain’s 1976 sci-fi novel of the same name, her psychedelic synth-pop opus won the 2015 Welsh Music Prize and Best Welsh Album at Wales’ National Eistedfodd, along with acclaim from The Observer and Pitchfork. Nine of its ten songs were in Welsh and the last, Amser, was in Cornish.

Working with long-time collaborator, Rhys Edwards, the Welsh musician and singer’s next album, due in Spring 2018, continues her trailblazing mission, picking up exactly where Y Dydd Olaf left off. Written entirely in Cornish, Le Kov translates as 'the place of memory.'

Support will be provided by Hanterhir, an alternative Cornish folk-rock band playing songs in English and Cornish that are written around real and imagined stories of people's lives in Cornwall.

Gwenno will be at The Poly on December 2, and tickets cost £11 including a Poly Fund donation.

For more information and to buy tickets go to or call 01326 319461.