Thank you for showing an interest in taking part in the Guernsey Song Project. We recommend you start by taking a look the Guidelines. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Ley Bohti Events
Ley Bohti is a phonetic spelling of ‘les bottis’, meaning ‘the buddies’. (Pronunciation differs between parishes but some speakers say ‘bohti’ like it rhymes with ‘potty’).
We feel the best introduction to the language is to meet someone who speaks it. Ley Bohti is a support network set up by the Commission to connect songwriters with Guernésiais speakers. There are two ways you can use the system – and you are most welcome to use both:
1. Get in touch with a speaker directly (contact Jo on 747264 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to someone).
2. Attend a scheduled Ley Bohti event. Please see the events timetable overleaf. Anyone interested in the language is invited to attend – this includes speakers, musicians and songwriters. These are not songwriting workshops but a chance for you to chat, ask questions, take notes if you like, make new friends and get a feel for the language in a very informal setting. We regret that we cannot afford to fund refreshments on every occasion; those that are provided are stated on the timetable.
A member of the Guernsey Song Project team will be present at each event. There is no need to RSVP, please just come if you can. Any changes to the timetable will be announced on radio and social media. Songwriting workshops will be announced separately.
A la perchoine
The Guernsey Language Commission