[Bards] The Right Questions

Michael Silverhands silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 9 20:02:10 PST 2006

On Nov 9, 2006, at 6:53 PM, gail young wrote:

> 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>
> gwyneth

Lords and ladies, children of all ages, I think I see the problem.

The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, who is a Laurel and ~20  
year veteran of Ansteorra, doesn't know whether Eisteddfod is  
Ansteorra's flagship Bardic event. (Gwyneth, that's not a slight  
against you. It's a bleak commentary about the bardic community, and  
how far we've allowed our craft to slide in our fair kingdom.)

Stuck in a back room (if location matters to you), or with 7  
competitors (if attendance is what worries you), or revealing  
questions like that (if perception, public relations and credibility  
are important to you)... either way, we've got a lot of work to do.  
The "back room" issue seems to have been addressed for the upcoming  
Eisteddfod. Now let's tackle the others.

Let's get to work. :-)


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