[Ansteorra] why bardic at feast

Ld.blackmoon ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Fri Mar 25 18:43:19 PDT 2011

greetings milady

welcome to the sca : )
i am saddend to hear that bardic is so scarce where you live and play.
but many forms of music and bardic do occur throughout the kingdom.
they take different forms in differt places, but this list or the bardic 
lists are probably your best bets for asking a question and getting lots of 
answers ; )
Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kristina Dombroski" <krysna at crystaldaggerclothing.com>
To: <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] why bardic at feast

> I'm relatively new to the SCA, but I would love to see more bardic 
> "things"
> happen.  I like to sing, and it is something that comes easily to me.  I
> also have a music degree in percussion, but know little about period
> instruments.  I would LOVE to learn, and I'd be thrilled to play 
> background
> music at feast.  I'm sure I could pick up the hammered dulcimer with
> relative ease, and I've been thinking about finding someone who could 
> build
> me a medieval xylophone, since it appears to be the only mallet percussion
> instrument that is period (sadly, cuz I play a mean marimba)....  What's
> holding me back?  Well, what was said at the beginning--the only real
> performing opportunities I see are the rare bardic competitions that come 
> my
> way.  I bought a doumbek a couple of months ago, but there aren't usually
> drumming circles around my area, so I haven't had an opportunity to play 
> it
> or even to find out what kinds of drumming are appropriate.  I can play
> snare drum quite well, but again, no idea what is appropriate for period, 
> as
> I've been trained on modern instruments.  If there are people out there 
> who
> would teach their instruments and be willing to work in ensembles, newbies
> like me would join in a heartbeat.  But unfortunately, I haven't really 
> come
> across much of that.  I performed for the first time at Kingdom A&S this
> year because that was the first opportunity I had to sing for anything. 
> So
> I guess this is me raising my hand, jumping up and down, waving, and 
> saying,
> "Ooh, ooh, can I play??"  I'll volunteer for anything musical I can get my
> hands on, if someone will just give me a little guidance on how to get
> started and what to do.  And of course, if I'm the only one at an event
> who's wanting to do anything musical, then I am not so inclined to do
> anything at all, as I would feel very out of place.  I love to perform, 
> but
> tend to be much more comfortable in ensembles than going solo, especially
> when I'm new and don't know what I'm doing.  So somebody else has got to 
> do
> it with me, darn it. :D
> Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd
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> Kristina J. Dombroski
> http://www.crystaldaggerclothing.com
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