Bardic Circles at Events
Matthew R. Popalisky
mpopali at comp.uark.edu
Fri Dec 13 08:02:32 PST 1996
On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, E.Preston III & Shelly K Walker wrote:
> Why can't drumming and bardic circles happen together?
> Actually, I know that they can. Whether it is special planning or not,
> I'd like to know how it's done.
> At Wastelands Defender a few years back, I attended one such circle.
> Sometimes the drummers drummed, sometimes the storytelling or the
> singing commenced. A nice large circle where everyone cooperated.
> Now, at Margrave/Vormund this year, I as one of the drummers, managed to
> clear a bardic circle in less than 10 minutes. Being a raving fan of
> Any comments on how to remedy this, or statements on never to try again?
> Britta the Red
Did you/ the drummers go on for the full ten minutes? Frequent swapping
off is the key here. One of the best evenings I spent was Erich would
sing, Conn would sing, someone else would sing, and we all would join when
we could, repeat till evening was over.
Now, I am one of the last people to ask, as I was traumatized by a
percussion teacher in college, so I may be touchy or weird. HOwever, it
always seems that the doumbecks get started at oh, say, 10 amish, and go
on til 3-4 am with only very short breaks. That's a long time to hear
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