[Bards] Kingdom A&S

Scott Barrett barrett1 at cox.net
Mon Feb 5 15:54:32 PST 2007

Speaking for myself, I don't care for the notion, though I certainly  
understand your reasoning.
It's not a bad idea, but it has some issues as I see it.
The Eisteddfod is just beginning to show new life again as a separate  
activity. This last Eisteddfod showed real promise for the future, and  
proved that we are already a strong, supportive community. I personally  
intend to pursue the aspects of Eisteddfod that made it so successful  
when I retire the title.
  Also, a number of our performers are also artisans, scholars and  
craftsmen in other arenas. Eisteddfod can be stressful enough without  
worrying about a display or a paper.
Finally, I'm not a fan of moving Eisteddfod around the Kingdom, as  
Kingdom A&S is wont to do. I like keeping it centrally located so that  
travel is not much of a burden to our more far-flung minstrels and  
Granted, these are my opinions, your mileage may vary.

If the bards want to pursue this, say so and I'll gladly get the ball  
rolling, but I don't want to damage what may be a great future for  
Eisteddfod without an large number of folks telling me to try it. I'll  
strive to give you folks what you want.

I am surprised at the lack of Kingdom A&S entries for Performance,  
Is this due to the expectation of documentation?
Are performers avoiding it because the winners are expected to  
represent Ansteorra at Gulf Wars? A number (more than three) seem  
intent on going to the War, what are the reasons they aren't performing  
at Kingdom A&S?

There's no shame in not competing, but I am curious as to the lack of  
Anyone care to shed a little light?


On Monday, February 5, 2007, at 05:31 PM, Sandra Jakl wrote:

> Greetings unto the list!
> So, there are only three performance entries
> pre-registered for Kingdom A&S. That's a bit
> depressing.
> Is there any particular reason? How would the bardic
> community feel about the possibility of merging
> Eisteddfod and Kingdom A&S?
> -Clara
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