[Bards] Kingdom A&S

Melody Soice melodysoice at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 5 16:11:06 PST 2007

I certainly don't see a reason to merge the two events.  I wouldn't rule out 
the possiblity that there should be a spot (or two) for Gulf War entrants 
chosen at Eisteddfod rather than at Kingdom A&S.

Personally, I wish I could attend Kingdom A&S.  My in-laws are descending en 
masse (six of them!) from Calgary that week.  I will be busy biting my 
tongue and smiling politely.

Have fun without me!


>From: Scott Barrett <barrett1 at cox.net>
>Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 17:54:32 -0600
>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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