[Bards] Eisteddfod

Jay Rudin rudin at peoplepc.com
Sat Dec 8 15:09:09 PST 2012

>Whoot!  Im in Weisenfeuer - and new to the area (from Antir) can I still compete or is this just for Eisteddfod?

Eisteddfod is simply the Welsh word for a bardic competition. Kingdom Eisteddfod chooses the Premier Bard of Ansteorra for a year. You may compete if you will commit to doing the job - traveling around the kingdom, performing, telling tales to inspire Ansteorrans, telling of the greatness of Ansteorra and her people, encouraging and rewarding Ansteorran bards, etc.

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

>----- Forwarded Message ----
>From: Alden Drake <alden_drake at sbcglobal.net>
>To: Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>; 
>ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
>Sent: Thu, November 29, 2012 1:55:55 PM
>Subject: [Bards] Eisteddfod Format and Kingdom A&S
>Greetings Performers of Ansteorra!
>It is with great pleasure that I announce the format for Eisteddfod, which will 
>be held at Kingdom A&S in the Barony of Bordermarch on February 9th, 2013. We 
>are doing something a bit different this year, with regards to holding this 
>championship in conjunction with Kingdom A&S, but I hope you will all enjoy and 
>take advantage of the opportunity it will present to you. At this event, you 
>will have the opportunity to compete in Eisteddfod, Kingdom A&S (as a 
>performance entry), or BOTH, with one of your pieces (as outlined below). The 
>Kingdom MOAS, Mistress Melisenda, and I have come up with the following joint 
>plan to accomodate Eisteddfod and performance entries in Kingdom A&S.
>If you wish to compete in Kingdom A&S as a performance entry, you will need to 
>sign in with the Kingdom A&S registry ON SITE, and you will also be required to 
>submit your documentation no later than January 26th by sending it to the 
>Kingdom MOAS via postal mail or email at moas at ansteorra.org. You will also need 
>to sign in with the Premier Bard ON SITE, to be added to the performance 
>If you wish to compete in Eisteddfod, you will need to sign in with the Premier 
>Bard ONSITE, and are encouraged to email the Premier Bard by January 26th to 
>notify him of your intent to compete (so we can approximate schedule times). His 
>email address is alden_drake at sbcglobal.net. Documentation (5 copies please) 
>should be given to the Premier Bard when you sign in.
>If you wish to compete in both Kingdom A&S (performance entry) AND Eisteddfod, 
>you will need to do BOTH of the above.
>The performances will begin at 10:00am. Make sure you plan to be onsite early 
>enough to warm up.
>EISTEDDFOD format shall be as follows:
>Round 1 - Audience Participation
>The bards are asked to perform a piece that is a sing-along or some other piece 
>to include audience participation, or teaching. Not all bards are singers, so 
>other forms of performance should somehow get the audience involved.
>Round 2 - Period/Period Style
>For this round, written documentation for your piece is required. It can be a 
>period piece, or a post-period piece written in period style. NOTE: If you are 
>competing in Kingdom A&S as a performer, this piece will be judged for both 
>Round 3 - Bard's Choice
>Each bard is asked to bring their show-stopper piece.
>KINGDOM A&S (Performances) shall be held in the same location as Eisteddfod, and 
>to accomodate the Laurels judging performances, shall be scheduled at specific 
>times during the Eisteddfod competition. If you are competing in only Kingdom 
>A&S, your scheduled performance time may fall during any of the three Eisteddfod 
>If you have any questions about Eisteddfod, please email 
>alden_drake at sbcglobal.net.
>If you have any questions about Kingdom A&S, please email moas at ansteorra.org.
>Thank you all and I look forward to enjoying the wonderful performances this 
>kingdom has to offer.
>With a song in my heart,
>Alden Drake
>Premier Bard

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