The Guernsey Language Commission was set up to help save Guernsey’s own language, Guernésiais, by raising awareness of the language and assisting the existing groups and individuals who already do so much to celebrate and teach the language. Part of that commitment is to continue  to explore the various Guernsey traditions and culture, and this included a talk delivered by James Dumbleton at the Frossard Theatre on Thursday 16th February. It offered those who attended a traditional cultural awakening in Guernsey through Dance, Song & Music.

We recorded the event on our video camera which was accompanied by two radio microphones, one livelier microphone was attached to James’s jumper to capture his presentation to the relatively small audience who could make it to the venue. We also used our Rode NTG 4+ shotgun microphone on a tripod, which was out of view at the front of the stage, to capture the clear crisp sound coming from the various musical instruments which were used during the talk. A super quick turnaround was provided for them with the video being produced and encoded overnight, which we shared with them earlier today so they could then share with those people who were unable to attend the talk. The video that we shot can now be viewed below. Enjoy!


  • Sony FDR-AX53
  • Rode NTG 4+ & Zoom H6
  • Sennheiser AVX Wireless Lav & Receiver
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Final Cut Pro X


  • Guernsey, England