[Bards] Eisteddfod

David Reynolds lucas_mor_mac_raghnaill at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 31 20:27:35 PDT 2008

Just to make sure, I plan my pieces properly.  If I perform my "best" piece, assuming it is adequate, I will still have at least two additional rounds so that one round can be an SCA piece and one round can be a documented piece?  Is this correct?  > Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:22:05 -0500> From: jhirling at gmail.com> To: bards at lists.ansteorra.org; ansteorran-performers at yahoogroups.com; ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Bards] Eisteddfod> > Perhaps I need to also make it clear that one piece must either be a period> piece or a piece (original or otherwise) in reflecting a period style.> ~ihon> > On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 9:16 AM, John Hirling <jhirling at gmail.com> wrote:> > > Greetings all> >> > Eisteddfod will be held at Central Region 12th Night. We will begin at> > 10:30 am - assuming no conflict with morning court.> >> > The first round will be the piece you consider your best. Depending on the> > number of competitors, some or all will move on to the second round.> >> > In order to win, one of your pieces must be an SCA or Ansteorran piece> > (original or otherwise) and one of your pieces must have brief> > documentation. A suggested outline can be found below.> >> > Yes -- your best piece can be your SCA/Ansteorran and/or your documented> > piece.> >> > I advise preparing at least three pieces - more may be necessary.> >> > Warm regards,> > ~ihon> > Premier Bard of Ansteorra> >> > *Outline for Eisteddfod Documentation:*> >> > I. Basic information> >> > a. For non-original pieces:> >> > i.> > Title> >> > ii.> > Date> >> > iii. Area> > of origin> >> > b. For original pieces> >> > i.> > Title> >> > ii. Period> > (century) upon which the piece is based> >> > iii. Area> > where the style would have been heard/seen> >> > *Note: all this could be part of the title of your documentation: e.g.> > Upon a Dead Man's Head: A poem by the English poet, John Skelton ca.1498 *> > or* My Superior Poem, an original Sonnet based on the English form> > utilized **by **William Shakespeare* (1564 – 1616)* .*> >> > II. The elements of the piece that were characteristic in> > period - e.g. this original song utilizes a two rhyming couplets followed> > by a nonsense chorus as one might find in *The Famous Ratcatcher*, earliest> > know printing, 1615.> >> > III. Some short discussion of what make your piece a> > 'standout' in preparation or performance e.g. The piece requires exceptional> > breath control and exhibits difficult changes in pitch and meter [*assuming> > it does*] *or* While Middle English would have been easily understood by> > the original auditors, it was necessary to seek a balance between the> > original pronunciation and what is accessible to the modern ear.> >> > IV. At least two resources - please do not use Wikipedia> >> >> > --> > " The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human." Max Lucado> >> > > > -- > " The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human." Max Lucado> _______________________________________________> Bards mailing list> Bards at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/bards-ansteorra.org
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