[Elfsea] Elfsea rocks Eistedfodd!

Dáire and Druinne -- the Hays Family daire.druinne at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 11:14:26 PST 2009

Hey, Eleanor,

While some of us may know what Descendant of the White Oak means,
could you please explain to the good populace who is allowed to use
that on their sig line.

And yes, our Baronial Bard is totally awesome.


On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 10:51 PM, eleanor cleavely
<whiteoakbard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Mistress and my dear friends,
> Your words humble me beyond expression. This was indeed a heavy competition
> - SIXTEEN competitors sought to take on the Sable cloak. M'lady Catrin (I am
> almost certain I butchered her name), Svan's lovely lady, did take the day.
> It was between her and Mistress Adelaide, who performed some amazing pieces
> (ask her about her rendition of "Old Used Queen" sometime!) and held her own
> against some fierce competition with grace and style. It was an honor to
> compete against the likes of HL Antiginous Bearbait (former Premiere Bard),
> His Grace Miguel, Mistress Adelaide, HL Tadgh (Bard of the Steppes), Lady
> Maggie McPherson and others. This was without a doubt a Bardic of the Ages.
> Our kingdom is truly blessed to have bards such as these.
> So, it's on Bards! I hope to see many more of Elfsea's amazing bards compete
> in next year's Eisteffod (and our own Bardic competition...coming to an
> event near you in October!).
> It was (and is) truly an honor to represent such an amazing Barony. What a
> lucky bard I am!
> Ever in service with a song and a smile,
> Lady Eleanor Cleavely
> Bard of Elfsea
> Descendant of the White Oak
> Twice Bard of Sun Dragon
> Premiere Bard of the Citadel of the Southern Pass
> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 10:26 PM, <Klfrench1023 at aol.com> wrote:
>> Good Populace of Elfsea,
>> If you missed the Eistedfodd competition at Twelfth Night, our own Eleanor
>> Cleavely displayed her exceptional Bardic talents during the competition.
>> She made it to the final four, and the competition was so close, but alas
>> she was not chosen for the final two.  Unfortunately, I shall have to wait
>> for some other good gentle to post the final results, as I had to leave the
>> event before the announcement was made.  I must say, in all honesty, I was
>> truly blown away by her performance--not simply her voice, which is
>> excellent, but in the delivery of each piece.  Anyone who has not had the
>> pleasure of seeing her perform should seek out the next available
>> opportunity to do so.  Eleanor, you rocked my world!  Better yet, you were a
>> shining example of our Barony's talented populace.
>> Long Live Elfsea!
>> Mistress Caterina Fregoso
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