22 Aug 2022

Gwenno: Mercury Prize nomination for Cornish language album


She’s credited with getting more people to learn Cornish, and now the singer-songwriter Gwenno has been nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Almost every track on her third album Tresor is in Cornish – making it the first not in the English language to be nominated, on a shortlist alongside stars like Harry Styles, Sam Fender and Self Esteem.

There’s a nod, too, to the second homes crisis in Wales.