[Bards] Steppes and the Kingdom Eisteddfod

jerryn at houston.rr.com jerryn at houston.rr.com
Fri Oct 27 06:28:27 PDT 2006

I, for one, know that the idea of having Eistedfodd at a central 
location is a fine thing.  

In service to the dream with a song in my heart, I am
HL Gerald of Leesville
A bard of Stargate

----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Rudin <rudin at ev1.net>
Date: Friday, October 27, 2006 8:23 am
Subject: [Bards] Steppes and the Kingdom Eisteddfod
To: Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>

> Steppes does not own the Kingdom's Eisteddfod, and we know that we 
> don't own it.  
> The Barony of the Steppes has been putting on three events per 
> year since establishing Steppes Artisan in 1988.  Twelfth Night 
> has been going on since before the first one I attended in 1978.
> It is a sheer accident that Eisteddfod came around to Twelfth 
> Night right before the law forbidding more than two events per 
> year for a barony.  The result is that Steppes is paying the 
> kingdom event tax on Twelfth Night, even though Eisteddfod does 
> *not* appreciably increase the number of people at the event, in 
> order to keep the new law from stopping our traditions.
> We've talked about what to do if the Eisteddfod moves, and we have 
> several options in mind.  We are more than happy to host it, and I 
> suspect that it has stayed there as long as it has only because of 
> inertia.  There's no body of bards trying to build it up into 
> something bigger, and most Premeier Bards are more focused on 
> other aspects of the job than putting on the event.  And the 
> kingdom is probably happy to leave in the Steppes because it's a 
> centralized location, and because a percentage of Steppes Twelfth 
> Night receipts is more money than they are likely to get for it 
> anywhere else.
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

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