[Bards] Kingdom Eisteddfod

Kathy bardkat at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 30 22:47:25 PST 2005

I apologize for the delay in responding; mundanity has reared it's ugly head
If the performance is not period or a period style, the documentation would
simply be the story behind the piece.  Who wrote it?  Why?  When?  Is it
about Ansteorra or Ansteorrans, or other SCAdians, or someone or something
from history?  If so, let us know.  If you wrote it, what inspired you?  I
imagine that most of the campfire or Ansteorra rounds will have
documentation of no more than a paragraph or two in length (if that), unless
it also happens to be period, but there is no minimum or maximum
documentation length requirement.  Use what you need to educate us about
your performance.
Of course, if the piece is period (or period style), let us also know that,
too.  Please let us know the period(s), how & where it would have been done
in period, and if you do it differently, why?  If it's in a foreign
language, where did you learn to pronounce it?  If possible, give another
example or two of the style.  Lastly, please include references - at least
three is a good rule of thumb.  (Books, manuscripts, reputable internet
sites, journals, CD's, etc.)  If any of your references are primary,
secondary or tertiary sources, let us know that, too.
Thanks!  See you in January!

-----Original Message-----
From: bards-bounces+bardkat=sbcglobal.net at ansteorra.org
[mailto:bards-bounces+bardkat=sbcglobal.net at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Beth
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 5:51 PM
To: Ansteorran Bardic list
Subject: Re: [Bards] Kingdom Eisteddfod

Most esteemed Kat,
At the risk of sounding obtuse.......what type of documentation do you
require for a campfire piece, and the Ansteorran piece if it is not in
period style? I am trying to get my Elfsea group ready for Eisteddfodd and
want to pass on your requirements appropriately. I am looking forward to
your competition and applaud your continuation of a
multi-level/multi-competent competition. I hope to hear from you soon.
In humble regard,
Elanor O'Ruark

Kathy <bardkat at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

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
<http://bard.ansteorra.org/> http://bard.ansteorra.org.

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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