[Bards] Sources to help learn new material (was "Bardic college and direction")
bardkat at verizon.net
Wed Oct 25 20:06:09 PDT 2006
This is not quite as good as learning a new piece face-to-face, but try the
following websites for some new material.
Ansteorran Bardic Website - check the "Files" section for "Voices of the
Star" and the Bjornsborg Songbook, and the "Bards" section for original
material. Alden is doing a great job with this site.
SCA Minstrel Homepage:
http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/ (In the interest of full disclosure, I
should tell you that I'm a bit biased - some of our new "Bards in a Box"
songs are posted here)
Bardic College of Ealdormere:
Lochac Virtual Songbook:
The information on these websites can get you off to a great start, and
you're welcome to look through my bard book at any event. For that matter,
that offer is extended to anyone ... As long as I'm not using it at the time
:-) Or, I'd be happy to e-mail lyrics or notepad/midi files.
My own problem living where I do is that there are no active bards here.
Getting together means a drive of at least a couple hours, which means
finding time at an event that I am not already committed to working it. And
just so it is said, I have found only one person who was willing to share
any Ansteorran bardic pieces with me in two years. That is how I know my 4
pieces, while not original, are unknown to all but a very few. For this
reason alone I am so for the Bardic College being re-established that I am
also willing to commit to finding the off weekend and directions to Robins
home to help get it organized and established.
Charles O Floinn
Herald, Shire of Rosenfeld,
Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA
I am so excited I am standing here beside myself!
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