Re: [SCA_BARDS] new to the group
- --- Brenna <sunnie@...> wrote:
> > I got addressed as a "Milord Bard" at my last event -- and while IAmong hackers there is a saying that you become a hacker officially
> > appreciated the accolade, I felt like I was wearing someone else's
> > hat.
the first time someone else calls you one. Perhaps the title of "bard"
is similar. In any performance context, perception is likely to be
more important than reality. In sleight-of-hand magic for instance it
is vital that this be so. If people perceive you as a bard, you are one.
> Maybe that is where I lose the conversation....there are those in ourEveryone has their own strengths. Myself, I can sing upwards of 50
> area who are known as Bards (Mu'allim Rabah, Master Effenwealt, in some
> circles even Breandan who doesn't have as much exposure though she lacks
> not an ounce of their talent come to mind). But, anyone who performs is
> likely to be addressed as "milord/milady bard" and few would bat an
> eye. The major distinction comes in bardic competitions. Our Barony
> holds an estiffod each year to chose a Baronial Bardic Champion. In the
> past, I went out of my usual venue for at least one song, because I was
> told that, in Marinus, "a bard is a singing bard." It wasn't until this
> year that our fair Baroness made it very clear that she (as a
> storyteller) welcomed all to the bardic and that singing was absolutely
> not required this year. I guess that makes a big difference for me
> since I am more comfortable speaking than singing and I have alot more
> of my own material to perform that way.
different songs from memory without a bobble, but I get flustered and
stammer and become speechless if I try to tell a story. It bugs me
because I've always felt that a bard should be able to tell stories. I
also aspire to the title of filidh (poet), but except in rare cases where
the muse comes and kicks me in the head I have little talent in that
> > But I've seen bards in the SCA. And I've seen Bards. And I amHear, hear. You speak my very thought.
> > definitely one of the former class, though I also am trying to become
> > one of the latter.
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- Ah Sigmund...you are a fine man indeed. I so hope to find myself in
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> But above all, you have to be in this game for the love of it. Youhave to love
> what you do above and beyond the tempting gleam of the glass bauble.by
> Recognition by award or peerage is a great thing, but recognition
> audience is finer by far.-----
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> Wandering Juggler of Caid.