[Bards] Queen's College of Bards
reese_esther at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 26 21:02:39 PDT 2006
I agree with what you, Master Darius.
I would also like to "re-make" history a little.... What if, instead of saying, "Where is your sash?", the good gentle had said something to the effect of, "Wow! You really rock! Here, here is a sash thingy as largesse, that basically says that I, another bard of Ansteorra, think you rock."
How about that?
Darius <masterdarius at earthlink.net> wrote:
ehm... tap tap tap....
I am firmly in support of any thing that promotes and encourages performers
and performance in Ansteorra.
When I Joined the SCA years ago the College of Bards was on one of it's
upward swings. I began singing songs and reciting poetry because.. well it's
just one of the things I do. One stary night I was ask "good bard, where is
your sash?" Staring blankly at my kind inquisitor, I replied in all
The point of this ancedote is that the College did exist and a new comer who
was interested had not heard of it till he was playing six or eight months.
I then began to hear of bars that could be placed upon the sash that I was
_supposed_ to wear. all in all the whole thing turned me right off of even
bothering to seek the college out.
To this day I am always a bit leary when I hear the Rally call "lets restart
the Queens college of Bards! So and So is re-writing the charter and we are
gonna have meetings an' everything!"
In Short I am an Ansteorran Bard. Always have been, always will be. If
flying the standard of the college of bards at my camp will encourage others
to stop by and share a song or verse and perhaps a dram or two in passing..
Wonderfull! If doing so means I am told I have to follow certain rules of
how a circle will be run or protocol among the bards before my tent... then
I simply won't fly the standard and you will all be welcome any way.
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