[Bards] True Bards of Old

T'Star bedlamandmayhem at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 15:37:33 PST 2006

I am content to be a minstrel:  An entertainer, someone who brings
tales from long ago and/or far away, someone who perhaps plays an
intstrument, or act as my skill allows and repertoire expands.
Someone who performances reflect things they believe are neglected, or
saterize things that are being taken to seriously.  An entertainer who
hopes by delivering /enjoyment/ as best as my skills permit, can,
perhaps, leave something behind in the memory, beyond the joy of a

~Svetlana Andreivna Volkova

On 11/4/06, Martha Schreffler <mot at swbell.net> wrote:
> > As for being a musician, do you mean instrumentalist
> > or singer/composer?
> Since I was quoting from "musicians, singers and story
> tellers" I took musician to mean instrumentalist in
> that context.
> I started out in the SCA singing folk songs from the
> British Isles accompanying myself on guitar or harp.
> After taking a long break to raise my kids, I returned
> to find a much more period emphasis. Since that time,
> I've done less singing and more instrumental type
> stuff.
> As for composing, I've written a few songs, poems and
> instrumental pieces but am not particularly prolific.
> I seem to do my best work in my sleep and rarely
> remember it on waking!
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