Re: [SCA_BARDS] Bardic responsibilities
- From: Taliesin Earthstar <taliesin_o@...>
>Thank you. I hope to encourage thinking about such things...
> Hi, Melandra
> Whew, you ask the toughies!
> Most of the people
> we have in this area are wonderfully talented musicians and
> most of whom can beat me absolutely hollow with one vocal cord tied behindWhat area are you in?
> their back <g>.
> A statement I must make, Lord Devlin,~ Thou art correct milord. I do not demean those who have chosen a
> Jongleurs, troubadors, minstrels, and trouveres, also give. Since i am
> sure that you would not dispariage another path, I bring this up as a
> clarification of an important point -- not as a correction, but as a
> clarification, lest your remarks might be accidently twisted from your
different path, such was not my intent. No one road leads to wisdom.
Humanity has proven that at least historically, though the concepts that
allow the individual t reach enlightenment remain fairly consistent. WE (in
the SCA) are as diverse as are the paths we have spoken of these many days.
> You are quite correct that these are not Bards -- nor should they be.~Agreed, I am my worst critic in that regard.
> Theirs is certainly not a lesser path, for very often those who
> concentrate on performance may be equal -- or even better -- to those who
> are bards.
> As a Bard, I am a bit of a generalist -- I study not only the history of~Verily, thou art correct in that. watching one with an instrument
> my chosen time period, but also the history of my SCA Kingdom; I study
> the laws of the Principality of Gwynedd, and the Kingdom of Atlantia; I
> learn the music of the Goliards, and modern styles as well. And I know --
> full well -- that my performance of any one thing suffers from learning
> so many things. But a performer can concentrate to a much higher degree
> on their chosen art.
> Theirs is a different path -- but no less honorable, and to some degree
> more difficult than ours.
mesmerizes me to no end.
Ld Liam Devlin
"Ne desit Virtus"