minstrel: Bardic Challenge at Pennsic

Martin Hungerford jongleur at netcon.net.au
Thu Jul 31 02:40:14 PDT 1997


>Subject:     minstrel: Bardic Challenge at Pennsic
oh, if I could but be there! Could some-one please post a review of the 
this tourney to this list? Please.

Martin o' Lyos, juggler, singer, storyteller, piper, idiot. oh, and OL

>My heartfelt salutations to the most worthy and noble bards of
>the Known World,
>
>        I, Ruaidhri an Cu, the King's Bardic Champion of the
>East, have placed before the bards of the Midrealm and their
>allies a challenge. As the fighters of their kingdoms match their
>strength and valor against the peerless warriors of the East
>Kingdom and our allies, let their bards come and match wits with
>myself and those of my comrades who will join me.
>
>        After some discussion with other bards from various
>kingdoms, I propose the following format for three contests,
>which shall take place on three separate occasions.
>
>        Bards shall pass from the first round of each contest by
>popular acclaim and from the second to the third round by
>receiving the vote of at least one of five judges (chosen before
>each contest begins). The victor of the third round shall be
>chosen by general approbation of the audience.
>
>   1) The first contest shall be in music.
>
>       A) In the first round, each bard shall perform a piece of period
>          vocal or instrumental music.
>       B) In the second round, each bard shall perform an original piece
>          of vocal or instrumental music in period style.
>       C) In the third round, each bard shall perform a piece of
>          improvised vocal or instrumental music.
>
>   2) The second contest shall be in spoken word.
>       A) In the first round, each bard shall perform a period tale or
>          poem.
>       B) In the second round, each bard shall perform an original tale
>          or poem in period style.
>       C) In the third round, each bard shall perform an improvised tale
>          or poem.
>
>   3) The third contest shall be in performance.
>       A) In the first round, each bard shall perform a skit, dance,
>          juggling act, etc.
>       B) In the second round, each bard shall perform a different skit,
>          dance, juggling act, etc.
>       C) In the third round, each bard shall perform still one more
>           different skit, dance, juggling act, etc.
>
>        If any of you have any comments or querries, please
>contact me before August 7th. What needs to yet be settled is
>where and when to hold the competitions.


Martin Hungerford, aka Martin Jongleur,
aka Martin Ashford, 
aka Martin o' Lyos (called the Juggler) OL.  

email:jongleur at netcon.net.au 


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