[Bards] Favorite songs
Katherine of Scarborough
katofscarborough at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 6 20:26:28 PST 2006
Saundra of Loch Raeburn <teacherceleste at hotmail.com>
> PS. I would LOVE to hear your favorite
> song/story/poem from our current history. In other
> words, bring out those songs that you may have
> gotten sick of, but maybe the new people have never
> heard. You know the ones I mean. The ones that the
> first time YOU heard them, they made you go WOW.
> I've got dibs on Spring Strathspy. (Okay, okay, I
> slaughtered the spelling, but I can still sing it.)
What a great topic!
The song that first really made me decide that "this
is what I wanna do" was "Witch of the Westmerelands."
I was in Caid, at my second tourney ever, and I
overheard two voices singing this driving, jubilant
melody with a harmony laid over it that gave me
tingles, and then I listened to the words... and I was
riveted by the adventure and magic they imparted. I
wanted to sing songs like that.
>From that point on, I was attending bardic circles
regularly, talking with experienced bards, listening
to them, and being constantly encouraged even though,
at the time, I had two songs in my repertoire and
could barely play my guitar. Several years later, I'm
still here, still trying. But I'm living proof that,
sometimes, all it takes is a song wafting over a list
field, sung by a couple of veteran bards willing to
share their craft, to grab hold of a newcomer and
awaken a passion in them that they didn't even know
-Catrin ferch Maelgwn
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