[Northkeep] Anyone for Bardic Guild?

Fitzmorgan at aol.com Fitzmorgan at aol.com
Wed Jul 23 18:22:19 PDT 2003

       I have to agree.  I enjoy both bardic and drumming but I've seldom 
seen them mix well.  


In a message dated 7/23/2003 7:52:49 PM Central Standard Time, Anawyn at aol.com 

> In a message dated 7/23/2003 4:53:16 PM Central Daylight Time, 
> Fitzmorgan at aol.com writes:
> >> Off the top of my head I can think of at least 15 people in the Barony 
>> who I consider to be Bards, and I'm likely forgetting some.  A lot of them 
>> won't show up for the meeting.  The tone of the meeting somewhat depends on 
>> which particular batch of bards show up.  
> And if there are drummers (??) showing up, as the missive suggests, I can't 
> think that it is very likely that you will be able to hear many of them, 
> either. Drummers like to drum, and they should be allowed to do so. However, that 
> is not necessarily conducive to a good bardic meet, since it is not always a 
> good mix with the voice, spoken or sung. Also, if you have neighbors where 
> you live, they may not be so keen on drums, as well. 
> I do not mean to imply that bardic gatherings are not fun, because they 
> certainly are. But you may be talking about folks have been working hard on a 
> piece they are preparing for competition, or are working on writing a piece, or 
> have finished one and want to present it in its best. That would mean 
> allowing them to have as few distractions as reasonably allowable, out of courtesy.
> But, realize that the magic of the evening will be its own music! It is very 
> lovely of you to extend the hospitality of your home to all of us, and I am 
> sure this will be a memorable time for a lot of people. I bet we soon forget 
> the heat, and will only hear soft melodies and clever voices of those we 
> revere and love.
> Many Thanks,
> Anawyn 

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