[Bards] The Right Questions
gwynethb63 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 16:53:45 PST 2006
I would certainly encourage bardic entries in A&S competitions such as Kingdom A&S but very seldom do you have optimal conditions. I would also encourage a bardic track at colligiums such as KC. I said make the EVENT ligitimate...if I didn't believe in the legitimacy of Bardcraft as an art, I wouldn't be here on this list. I think it will take a lot of work and planning, but Eistedfodd should be the flagship Bardic event. If that is the case already, then just ignor me. <G>
Michael Silverhands <silverhands at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
On Nov 8, 2006, at 6:51 AM, gail young wrote:
... MY first step, if I were a bard, would be to make my spotlight event ligitimate by bringing it into the A&S venues. ...
I'm not sure I understand. By "spotlight event", I assume that you mean Eisteddfod. Or maybe "spotlight events" could mean all of the baronial bardic championships, or might even mean bardic circles ("fire walking"), since that's really where the spotlight is, I think -- at least, as far as the bards are concerned. Which of those did you mean?
And what do you mean by "bringing it into the A&S venues"? Do you mean entering bardic pieces in A&S competitions? Hosting Eisteddfod at a major A&S event (e.g. Kingdom A&S)? Something else?
And finally, what do you mean by "make... legitimate"? In what way would the above "legitimize" bardcraft, in your opinion? In what way is it currently less "legitimate" (either in fact, or in perception)? (Not trying to set up an ambush, asking loaded questions... just literal ones, seeking to understand your suggestion.)
I'm confused... :-P
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