[Bards] New Question
willowjonbardc at juno.com
Tue Jul 1 19:00:28 PDT 2003
It is important to tell people the old stories but is very important to
keep the new middle ages alive too. But here is something you might not
of thought about. We have created this medieval kingdom of Ansteorra
based on a hodgepodge of medieval concepts. As the kingdom runs it is
suppose to teach us about life in a real medieval kingdom. Some of our
most valued beliefs in the SCA come from medieval values. Courtesy for
example. People in the medieval ages learned many of their values from
the stories told to them, since we have a similar situation and hold
similar values we can teach people about the SCA using these same
I did not come into the SCA to learn by writing papers. I came in hoping
to learn history and medieval arts and crafts by doing them. Bardic arts
in its historical context was a dynamic part of the culture. I feed
bardic arts in Ansteorra should a dynamic part of our culture.
Yes, I know that part of the function of a bard is to
> the history of the Kingdom. Yes, I know that part of the function of
> bard is to find ways to bring period pieces back to the present. In
> sense, I'm not a bard at all. I'm here to remind people of why
> is important to them, why we came to the SCA and why we stay. That,
> I'm here to entertain them.
> I suppose the statement that defines my attitude toward
> bardic is
> something I said as I stepped up to compete for Steppes Title Bard a
> years back:
> "We are gathered tonight to compete for the title of Bard of
> Steppes. I daresay I am as keen to win that honor as anyone here.
> But I
> am at heart a bard, and if the truth be told.... should I lighten a
> single soul's burden tonight.... put a smile on a single face...
> joy to a single heart.... Well, that's honor enough for a simple man
> likes of me."
> In Joyful Service,
> Iain MacCrimmon
> Cave Tyranniam Timorium Suorum
> The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand!
> Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER!
> Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!
> Bards mailing list
> Bards at ansteorra.org
The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand!
Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER!
Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!
More information about the Bards