Rod Lyon

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Rod Lyon was born in Cornwall and trained as a civil engineer.[1] After spending some early years at sea, he worked until retirement as a Local Government Officer.[1] He was the Grand Bard of the Gorseth Kernow between 2003-2006 with the bardic name of "Tewennow".[2] His involvement in Cornish matters revolves mainly around the development of the Cornish language, which includes work on the radio and writing. He sits on the Cornish Language Board, the Cornish Eisteddfod and various committees within and associated with the Gorseth. Lyon can be heard at 5pm every Sunday reading the news in Cornish on BBC Radio Cornwall.


  1. ^ a b "Rod Lyon (Tewennow)". Cornish Gorseth. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Gallery of Grand Bards". Gorseth Kernow. Retrieved 29 November 2009.