[Bards] Kingdom Eisteddfod

Kathy bardkat at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 2 05:07:07 PST 2005

I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as your Kingdom Bard for the past year. To
all those I have met, and to those I have yet to meet, I look forward to
sharing an evening around a campfire with you all!  But, the time to choose
my successor is coming near.

I am pleased to announce that the next Kingdom Eisteddfod will once again be
held at Steppes Twelfth Night, on January 7 2006, AS XXXX.  The format for
the competition will be:
	1st Round:	A performance appropriate for a campfire or feast
	2nd Round:	A performance about Ansteorra or Ansteorrans
	3rd Round:	A documentably period or period style performance
	4th and Subsequent Rounds:	Bard's Choice

This will be a "single elimination" competition.  The performance order will
be drawn at random for each round.  Half of the performers (rounded up) will
advance each round.  Performances in each round may be any style (song,
story, poem, dance, instrumental, etc.), but the new Kingdom Bard must
perform at least once in at least two different styles by the final round.
Also, the new Premier Bard must perform at least one original piece at some
point in the competition.  Bards will need to plan their performances
accordingly.  Documentation is required for at least the first three rounds,
and is encouraged for all rounds.  Performances will be judged based on
modified versions of the 50-point Ansteorran performance judging form.
Judging forms and documentation guidelines will be posted on

Eisteddfod Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.  The competition begins at
11:00 a.m. in the loft.  No late entrants will be accepted after the
conclusion of the first round.

I look forward to all of the wonderful performances!

HL Katrina of Coventry
Premier Bard of Ansteorra
bardkat at sbcglobal.net

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