Help for an aspiring singer and poet:)
- Greetings unto this noble group of Bards!
My eldest daughter is an aspiring bard and a talented singer. At this
past Diamond Wars, I was told of links to investigate to find new
songs for her to sing. Lacking a quill and parchment, I was not able
to write them down. She only knows 1 song suitable for SCA events,
and I'd like to expand that:)
Do you have any links to sites that would have the lyrics and music
to songs suitable to a 10 year old singer?
Also at this past Diamond Wars, an event took place on the field that
just begs to be told. I wrote it into to a poem. I would like to read
it an event where the main character will be attending. That being
said....and with this being my first SCA poetry effort.... who should
I check with to make sure that my feeble effort is not unintenionally
offensive and is passably period? I believe that it shows the main
character in a good light, but I also know that sometimes things can
be taken more than one way. I want it to be a pleasant surprise to
the main character- who is a friend.
I also have a few more newbie SCA poet questions (Being a heavy
fighter I've spent most of my SCA time getting interesting bruises).
Can poetry written about events in the SCA be entered in A&S? Are
there any guidelines avilable that I should follow?
I'd appreciate any assistance you could give me on either topic.
Your humble servant,
Agnes of Moray
Shire of Troll Fen
- --- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "ivorywolf2002" <dcmonagh@b...>
> My eldest daughter is an aspiring bard and a talented singer. Atthis
> past Diamond Wars, I was told of links to investigate to find newable
> songs for her to sing. Lacking a quill and parchment, I was not
> to write them down. She only knows 1 song suitable for SCA events,I've got some music links listed at my website which may help get her
> and I'd like to expand that:)
started and they are specifically geared toward being period:
If interested in traditional folk music (much of which is out of SCA
period), www.contemplator.com is a useful resource.
I'm sure others will chime in with some recommendations or
> Also at this past Diamond Wars, an event took place on the fieldYou could find someone local to you who does poetry to have a look at
> that just begs to be told. I wrote it into to a poem. I would like
> to read it an event where the main character will be attending.
> That being said....and with this being my first SCA poetry
> effort.... who should I check with to make sure that my feeble
> effort is not unintenionally offensive and is passably period?
it. Your kingdom may have a guild or college of bards which can offer
resources to assist you. For example, the Principality of the Mists
here in the West holds a monthly bardic workshop where people bring
works in progress to be worked on.
You could also post a draft to this list - leave the characters'
names blank to be discreet - and be prepared for constructive
criticism. If you don't like the idea of having your work publicly
dissected, you may do better to find someone local to talk to about
> Can poetry written about events in the SCA be entered in A&S?Yes.
> Are there any guidelines avilable that I should follow?If it is a competition, guidelines may be provided to you: a theme or
poetic form may be specified. Documentation - there's that word that
judges love - is important: be prepared to explain what poetic form
you are using and what period style it imitates.
I'm sure there are poets on this list who can give you more help. I'm
just a music geek.
Jehanne de Wodeford, West
> --- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "ivorywolf2002" <dcmonagh@b...>i do it often. SCA poetry is my speciality. praise poems for kings,
>> Can poetry written about events in the SCA be entered in A&S?
sonnets for queens, ballads for just about anything. i try to pick a
period form of poetry (no free verse) and go from there.
documentation is important for a and s (hi, jehanne). you document your
poem, not your inspiration.
- --- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "Kathleen A. Roberts"
> documentation is important for a and s (hi, jehanne). youdocument your
> poem, not your inspiration.Hi, Cailte!
BTW, I just found this article on doing poetry documentation and it
might be of help:
- Thanks for all of the help~!
I've got a few more questions on some of the medeival poetry styles
I've found. I don't have time to post them at the moment- but I
wanted to ensure to say thank you to all that have taken the time to
Agnes of Moray
Shire of Troll Fen
- one wonderful source, (I am gaga sea/pirates and rousing cheer)(especially if anyone has a book - compendium -(mine's in another state, alas)Are sea chanteys (shanty - chanty) and river songs - Mudcat Cafe - (online - google it) has some good ones. all kinds of early folk and lyrics -If you are set up with windows media, and/or midi - (no vocal/words) you can hear clipsAnother site is "Talk like a pirate day" aside from being funny, informative, (get a pirate persona quiz) incredible online pirate-theme games, there is a section of sea chanteys. (you will want to establish the time period - but google sea chanteys, sea songs, + history, and you will get a plethora!Child ballads are great too - (check out early 'steel eye span' - incredible modal, rousing, fun, wicked, etal ballads - and with dates!One neat thing about sea chanteys is that they are fairly short easy verses, with short rousing choruses - great for public particpation -( as the nature of why they were sung) also some that are just beautifully haunting ! Jen -Gaeabarda-Also, try chorusnet - there is an absolutely fun (in the right side of home page) series of articles - one is called "Beyond Row, Row, Row your Boat - and it deals with rounds and canons - with music and midi - (see the manuscript and hear)As a singer, public participation pieces are always good!Jenny!Also - is there anyone out there who has done any by list/dating of them?)
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- gotta start somewhere.... and the comfort of folk or irish music might be
the shot in the arm the person needs to get up there. as far as singing, i
started with 'the minstrel boy' myself. once confident, other things can
be researched, learned and performed.
it's not where you start... it's where you finish. and hopefully the
bard-lings will finish in period.