[Bards] topic for discussion

Gerald Norris jerryn at houston.rr.com
Thu Dec 14 04:27:17 PST 2006

No apologies needed.

Sort of like apologizing for weather.   Why?

And each individual will play this the way they wish to; there's no need to
standardize these things.  If you, as an individual, wish to keep the talent
"local", more power to you.  I don't.  It's just a decision.

There's a part of me that hopes you keep your image of the job interview,
just expand your horizons a bit.  On the other hand, if opportunity/finances
require, stay local, be happy.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Charles O Floinn
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 12:09 AM
To: baron at namron.ansteorra.org; Ansteorran Bardic list
Subject: Re: [Bards] topic for discussion

Thank you all for your thoughts on my comment.
Since the prevailing thought seems to be that being the titled bard allows
one to spread a host groups fame instead of focusing that bards' talents in
one geographic area for a period of time, I shall reconsider my position.  I
had thought these contests to be more along the lines of an interactive
"job" interview, my apologies for this misunderstanding.

Charles O Floinn

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org]On Behalf Of Donnchadh Beag mac
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:44 PM
To: Ansteorran Bardic list
Subject: Re: [Bards] topic for discussion

Lou Burgin wrote:
>> But, since I live in Rosenfeld, how could I possibly represent
>> or Bordermarch for instance by becoming their titled bard?  Would I 
>> have to travel to every event the Baron and Baroness attend so I can 
>> perform my duties properly?  I cannot afford that.
> Please forgive , dear my Lord, but I must disagree. I feek the bearer 
> of a Title Championship in Bardic, means that whereever you go, you 
> represent
> Barony.  When you perform you give wordfame to that group, maybe 
> perform pieces about them. In this way you carry the honor of the 
> group with you
> spread it's fame far and wide. If you are from a distant place, that 
> means our name is carried even farther. Ofcourse if you happen to be 
> at an event where the Nobles are present, be there for them, but if 
> not be their voice where ever you go.  AmberLea
I could not agree more.  In fact I was just getting ready to say the same
thing when I saw your post.  As a landed noble, I would love to have word
fame of my beloved Namron spread far across the Kingdom, and I would welcome
any bard no matter how far away to vie for the title.

On the topic of competing more than once:  As someone who has yet to win a
titled competition, I would encourage those who have won in the past to keep
competing.  When I do win a title, I don't want it to be because all the
really good bards weren't competing that day.  Some day, with a lot of
practice, I want to be able to compete next to Robin and Finnacan and Ulf
and all the others and win.  THEN I will know I have accomplished something.
Yes it be a LOT harder, but it will also mean that much more.  As for
getting discouraged, that won't happen because of those good souls who have
given me encouragement along the way and challenged me to keep growing.  You
know who you are and I can't thank you enough for it.

For Love of the Dream,
Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair
Baron of Namron
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