[Ansteorra] Bardic At Feast

Genie Barrett maggegene at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:17:51 PDT 2011

Which is my point.  I don't want anyone being hushed, so I don't sing
loud enough for many to hear.  Sometimes it's best to rove, sing for
small groups who want it, and ignore the rest.  Sing to myself, and if
others want to hear they let *me* know and I come to them.


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Robert G. Ferrell <rgferrell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/25/2011 12:24 PM, Tina Michael wrote:
>> A bard should know their audience and try not to offend. If the Crown or the
>> Nobles want to hear and want the populace to shush they should shush. Being
>> a performer who loves to show off on occasion I love it when people listen
>> but I am not offended if they don't. It's kind of like renaissance Karaoke.
>> If you are good, your audience will listen, if not, they will chat or, God
>> forbid, get up and go to the loo.
> That, in my experience, is the hallmark of a truly respected skald.
> When Ragnar stood up and headed for an open space in the hall, for
> example, everyone just shut up on their own--just in case he was
> planning to perform something. No one ever had to ask the crowd to be quiet.
> Cynric

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