minstrel: Definition of Bardic

Martin Hungerford jongleur at netcon.net.au
Tue Apr 22 22:49:27 PDT 1997


> 
> You could save Bardic (with a big B) to mean those activities carried
> on by people who called themselves big-B Bards in period, and call the
> general entertainment activity "minstrel". I'm not a bard (or a Bard),
> yet people keep on inviting me to these "Bardic competitions"...
> 
> Gregory Blount
> 
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This would avoid the religious conotations of "Bard" as well as being
more generally accurate. I am a jongleur who sings, plays, tells
stories, makes up things and juggles heaps. I'm from a 'celtic' country
but I'm no Bard.

Martin o' lyos OL

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