[Bards] Kingdom Eisteddfod
jerryn at houston.rr.com
Wed Nov 1 10:48:27 PST 2006
Having read Robin's post, I think I finally get it.
The college is not JUST for people like we who have a passion for the
performance, the song, the sonnet. The college is also for the
encouragement of those who might be interested; a fan to help the
spark of bardic interest develop into a passion.
And if the college can do that (and Robin has at least ONE excellent
argument for this; himself), then there's no reason NOT to do it.
While I'm of the same mind as Finnacan in that I can't see why anyone
wouldn't want to do this, there are quite a few more that need help in
getting past things like, "Do I introduce myself at a bardic
competition?" I personally keep forgetting that there are people out
there WITH shame, and so I have skewed perspective of the world.
In service to the dream with a song in my heart, I am
HL Gerald of Leesville
A bard of Stargate
----- Original Message -----
From: Alden Drake <alden_drake at sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 12:40 pm
Subject: Re: [Bards] Kingdom Eisteddfod
To: Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>
> I, on the other hand, have never known a College of Bards, and I
> very much do consider myself a bard. While I've never known a
> College of Bards, I have known a fair number of well-known and
> talented bards, who have inspired, encouraged, and educated me on
> the bardic arts. I have also had the pleasure to know very
> supportive patrons of bardic arts (who are not bards themselves),
> who have likewise encouraged me.
> While I encourage a more structured community for bards, I haven't
> lacked for the want of one. College or no, I'll continue to
> strive to become a better bard. Having a College might serve to
> help me become a better bard faster. I think it will also help me
> become a better bardic teacher.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jay Rudin rudin at ev1.net
> The year was 1981 or so, and he was Lord Robin of Gilwell. The
> College is why I'm a bard. Without the College, I would be a
> fencer and a fighter and a herald and lots of other things, but I
> would not be a bard. How many Robins have we missed because there
> was no official group at events to welcome them in?
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