[Bards] Bardic Collegium (was:Kingdom Eisteddfod)

Cathy Polakoff cathy.polakoff at comcast.net
Sat Sep 4 13:57:20 PDT 2004


I'd be happy to sit out a couple of class periods so you can participate, 
too. I'm sure I will still get to take anything I'm interested in. Also, I 
believe we have a space heater you could borrow for the event. It's small, 
but it works pretty well. Since my husband and I will be day-tripping, I 
won't be able to help with set-up, but may still be able to help with 
take-down, if it's being done that same evening. (And yes, we will be there 
in time for the first class.)


At 07:20 PM 9/3/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Anna - If you wouldn't mind sitting out a class period or two, that would 
>allow me to take or teach a couple of classes.  However, I don't want you 
>to miss anything you're interested in.
>Everyone - I would also appreciate it if someone could volunteer to 
>arrange for hot drinks for the day, and I'll need volunteers for setup 
>Friday afternoon/evening.  I hope to take a trip to the site soon with the 
>autocrat to see the space we'll be allotted and to get details on what 
>facilities are available (such as electricity for coffee pots, 
>etc).  Also, since the event is outdoors in November, we may need space 
>heaters.  If you could bring one or loan one to us, please let me 
>know.  Can't think of anything else right now.  Oh, wait...
>You!  We need you!  And all your bardic friends!  Don't just come to the 
>collegium - talk it up!  Tell everyone about it!  I'll be posting classes 
>sometime during the next month, but rest assured, there will be something 
>for everyone - novice bards, experienced performers, everyone!
>In service,
>Cathy Polakoff <cathy.polakoff at comcast.net> wrote:
>Hello, Antonia -
>I for one am really looking forward to it! You're doing a great job, and 
>your enjoyment really shows.
>Regarding the Bardic Collegium, it was suggested that you may need someone 
>to make sure the classes stay on schedule. If you do, I would be happy to 
>fill this role for you. Also, what is next on your preparation list? I 
>could help with booklets or handouts, if you want, or other things of that 
>nature. Just let me know.
>In service,
>Anna bat Chaim
>At 04:55 PM 9/2/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>>During my tenure as kingdom bard, I've come to appreciate the wide 
>>variety of performing arts practiced within Ansteorra.  From rousing 
>>campfire songs to lofty period poetry, from war stories to productions of 
>>Shakespeare, we have amazingly diverse interests and remarkably talented 
>>people!  I would like my successor to be familiar with and supportive of 
>>the many facets of the bardic arts.  To that end:
>>Eisteddfod, the competition for Titled Bard of Ansteorra, will take place 
>>at Steppes Twelfth Night on January 8, 2005.  The rules are as 
>>follows.  Participants will be required to perform in three initial 
>>rounds: (1) campfire piece, (2) period-style piece, and (3) Ansteorran 
>>piece.  In the first round, the piece should be something you might 
>>perform at a campfire – no restriction on period or style.  In the second 
>>round, the piece should be in a period ! style or written within period; 
>>written documentation will be required, and the piece may be 
>>original.  In the third round, the piece should pertain to Ansteorra in 
>>some way, whether it be history, myth, legend, or celebratory in 
>>nature.  In the first and third rounds, documentation is not 
>>required.  After the third round, three to five finalists will be 
>>selected and each will perform twice more.  The winner will be chosen 
>>from the finalists and announced in court.&nb!
>>sp; There is no restriction on repeating styles or requirement that any 
>>pieces be original, but diversity is encouraged.
>>I am enjoying my current position immensely, and when the time comes to 
>>turn over the cloak to my successor, I hope to lay it on the shoulders of 
>>someone who will love and encourage all aspects of the bardic 
>>community.  I invite all the bards in the kingdom to consider entering 
>>Eisteddfodd.  If you are unable to enter but will be at! Steppes Twelfth 
>>Night, please come participate as an audience member.  Further details , 
>>such as starting time, will be published closer to Twelfth Night.  Please 
>>contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you for your consideration 
>>and support – I hope to see and hear all of you soon!
>>Doña Antonia Santiago da Lagos<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 
>>"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>>Titled Bard of Ansteorra
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