So much, this.

The Æthelmearc Gazette

by Gwendolyn the Graceful, Brehyres, Sylvan Bard.

Sylvan Bard, Sylvan Bard, Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful

Have you ever heard (or made) any of these statements?

“Oh, I am not really a ‘bardic arts’ type person.”
“I really don’t care for bardic.”
“Filk just isn’t my idea of fun.”
“The problem with bardic arts is that it’s all so bad.”

I’ve heard those statements (and similar sentiments) a LOT over the years.

Last Pennsic, I was lucky enough to have a great conversation with some amazing performers from Ansteorra. We got onto the topic of the bad reputation that the “bardic arts” gets in the SCA, and I pointed out that most of the time, what people really *mean* when they say one or more of the above statements, is not, actually, that they hate the Bardic Arts – or even that they don’t think the Bardic Arts have a place in the…

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