[Bards] Bardic circle formats

jerryn at houston.rr.com jerryn at houston.rr.com
Mon Apr 17 13:08:25 PDT 2006

Hello Colin.

I never wanted to insist that someone has to perform.  Instead, I want 
to encourage those who tend to pass, period, to pick someone else.  
The option to pass is ALWAYS available (and for those of you who think 
you can enforce it, people will choose that option by picking up and 
moving to another party).

In my version of pick/play, you don't have to be a bard to pick on 
someone you've already heard and would like to hear again.  

I'm sorry I wasn' clear about that.

In service to the dream with a song in my heart, I am
HL Gerald of Leesville
A bard of Stargate

----- Original Message -----
From: Colin MacNachtan <dcm at mccr.org>
Date: Monday, April 17, 2006 12:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Bards] Bardic circle formats
To: Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at ansteorra.org>

> --On Sunday, April 16, 2006 16:01:39 -0500 Gerald Norris
> <jerryn at houston.rr.com> wrote:
> > I've noticed , during a triple-p bardic, that there are far too 
> > people who pass.  I'm not sure whether it's that they're 
> uncomfortable> with actually requesting someone to perform, or 
> they just don't want to
> > have to make a decision.  Either way, the next circle I host I'm 
> going to
> > try the pick/play format out.  Unless someone beats me to it, in 
> which> case, please let me know how it turns out.
> As a newcomer to the bardic arts I'm still very much in learning 
> mode, but
> I also see an issue with not allowing people to pass.  I hosted my 
> firstcircle at Bryn Gwlad Baronial last fall as a triple-p.  More 
> than half of
> the circle did not consider themselves bards and passed as the 
> token came
> to them.  As the evening progressed, however, several of them felt 
> enoughpart of the circle to find a song or story to share.  If 
> there had been
> more pressure to perform I suspect a number of them would have 
> left instead.
> Colin MacNachtan
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