S4C pre-school series now available in Cornish

25 June 2020

The popular series Caru Canu on S4C is being broadcast this week in Cornish.

The animated children's song series is being launched as part of Speak Cornish Week with the aim of helping children sing and rhyme in Cornish.

The series of five animated songs will go live on the Tyskennow Kernow streaming channel on Thursday 25th June.

Commissioned through Screen Cornwall with the support of Cornwall Council and MHCLG, the series from Penzance based production company Bosena has been versioned into Cornish from an original Welsh series made by Twt Productions for S4C's pre-school service Cyw.

The Cornish vocals were recorded by multi-talented Cornish performer Bec Applebee at Cube Recording Studio in Silverwell.

Series producer Siwan Jobbins said: "With such a close relationship between the Cornish and Welsh languages, I'm extremely excited to find out how some of the most popular nursery songs and nursery rhymes of Welsh young children will sound in Cornish.

"I hope the toddlers of Cornwall have as much pleasure listening to them as the children of Wales."

Bosena CEO Denzil Monk says, "Toddlers love to sing with family and friends, so with the Kara Kana series we are now able to offer an opportunity for children (and Cornish language learners) to watch and sing along with traditional and contemporary nursery rhymes in Kernewek.

"This week we're releasing the first five songs, and if funding becomes available, we are hoping to license and version for Cornish audiences many more of these delightfully fun educational animated songs from Welsh producer Twt."

The series is available from Thursday 25th June and can be watched in Cornish, with optional English subtitles, on Cornish screen culture channel Tyskennow Kernow: https://vimeo.com/showcase/tk

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