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June 25th, 2007

06:18 pm - Any harpists out there?
I've been primarily a singer, and, I'm just edging a toe into storytelling. However, for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to play the harp.

On one hand, I do not believe in buying a poor instrument (or any tool) just because you're a beginner. It only leads to frustration. On the other hand, it's hard to justify spending a couple thousand dollars on an instrument you're just beginning to play.

I was wondering if anyone here could tell me about the harpsicle. It was recommended here as a good inexpensive option for beginners. I'd also be curious to know what you'd recommend for a beginner... and at what point you'd advise someone to just move on to a more expensive harp. (For example, would I quickly outgrow the harpsicle because it has no levers (though it would certainly be more period for the SCA I would think)?

Thank you for your advice.

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April 6th, 2006

07:38 pm
"Life is
As good as the memories we make
And I'm taking back what belongs to me
These relics of remembrence
Are just like shipwrecks
Only they're gone faster
Than the smell after it rains

So long astoria
I found a map to buried treasure
And even if we come home empty handed
Well still have our stories
Of battle scars, pirate ships and wounded hearts,
Broken bones, and all the best of friendships

And when this hourglass
Has filtered out
Its final grain of sand
I raise my glass to the memories we had
This is my wish"

Lets resurrect this community. I'm not about to let the ideals of Bardic Cirle die. I've got too many stories left in me. Too many songs to sing, and too many games to play to let it be over. Who's with me!?

Stand up, raise your hands high and scream out at the top of your lungs "LET US PLAY"
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Black Tape for a Blue Girl - All my Lovers

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July 7th, 2005

11:03 am
Thanks for letting me into the Virtual Fire! (Would have posted sooner, but I wasn't aware that my settings just had me "watching" this group. :) DOH!)

Well, the list seems to have gone through a bit of a dormancy. Maybe we can wake folks up a little.

Fionnghuala here; Celtic musician and SCAdian, among other interests. I perform folk harp, vocals and woodwinds; my repertoire includes both traditional folk songs and original compositions.

I HATE filks. And I sure seem to write a lot of them. :)

Do any of you folks gather at Pennsic War? If so, perhaps we'll meet this August.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: CSN&Y - Find the Cost of Freedom

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December 4th, 2004

03:32 pm

Bardic Circle Tonight!!!
A friendly reminder... YOU BETTER BE THERE... *Shakes fist* ^_^

It's at the Kripalu lake house (directions to Kripalu) at 8 o'clock. Bring Candles, and water, and snacks, and pillows and all the jazz.

More importantly though, bring something to share and lots of good energy. Bring theatre games, and chants, and silly stories, and anything you think people will like.

We'll try to call the regular people and round you all up. We may fail, if so just come anyway.

I love you all, hope to see you there.


PS:If you absolutely need to call someone and ask them about something or other call:

Darwin: 413 445 4947
413 446 3414 or 413 698 2431 (neither of those is my house, but that's where I'll probably be, if not at the first number)

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

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November 24th, 2004

02:07 am - EDITED

So, we tried to organize a bardic circle for this coming Saturday. That's not happening. Too short of notice. We got lots of maybes, probably nots, and noes. So...

Bardic Circle!!!

Saturday, December 4!

(two saturdays from now)

It'll be at the kripalu lake house. We'll meet people in kripalu around 8, (EDIT){Kaya doesn't want to meet in kripalu, we'll have to work something else out} and head down to the lake house together so that we don't have a tons of vehicles, and so that people don't get lost looking for that tiny, easily missable road. If you're going to get there at a different time either respond asking for directions (which Kaya will have to give, or you can get them from the people inside Kripalu because I can't remember exactly where the road is), or make a time and one of us can go up and meet you there.

For directions to kripalu click here.

What to bring:

Blankets, pillows, beanbags, anything that can make you and others comfy and warm. It won't be as cold as our first lake house bardic circle was, but it'll still be nice to get warm in a big pile of people.

Snacks, water, soda, things to share. We'll have a hot plate, for warming up water for tea, cocoa, instant soup things like that. (EDIT) Please, at least bring water for yourself. People will probably share, but no promises.

Musical instruments, peoms, and songs, and games, and anything fun and creative you can think of to share with people.

(EDIT)A candle! We're going to use candle to light the place, and take a bunch and put them in the middle like a improvised camp fire. If you can bring mroe than one candle, great, but try to bring at least one.

A friend! Or two, or three, with bardic circle is almost always good to have lots of people. It makes the games better, and it's more fun to tell stories to a big group.

Yourself, in everything that you are, and with everything you have to give. Don't be ashamed, or shy, because this is one of the few places in this world where you are allowed and incouraged to be yourself, and have fun, even if it seems "childish"

Energy! We like to move around, and get the energy up, and it's always good to have more people with lots of positive energy to help our cause. A good flow of energy can sometimes make people that would normally just be spectators play games with us, and share their songs, and poems. Even just incouraging energy, while being comfy is helpful. Clap, and cheer, and laugh and smile. You don't have to jump around to share your energy. (This might be the most important thing to bring)

So, I hope to see you all there. If you need a ride, or can give a ride please leave a comment with where you'd need to be picked up from, would be willing to go, how many people can fit in your car, etc...

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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November 15th, 2004

11:12 pm
Emergency bardic circle!!! We need one badly! I doubt anyone will disagree.

We need:

A Space
A Date and Time (within the next two or three weeks would be good)
And a Shit Load of People to Have a Shit Load of Fun!

Tell Everyone who would be interested (and not fuck with the mood, you know the type of people I mean)

Reply here with the best time or times for you so we can work out something that works for everyone

And if you have somewhere we can use let us know. If we can work out a time I might be able to get a room or lounge in the art/theatre building at bcc for us to use.

Please! Tell everyone and tell me when the best time is so we can plan. I'm running low on cuddles and creativity!

Love and hugs and all that junk
Darwin Lain

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July 12th, 2004

06:54 am - Black Box Improv Festival
i saw from this community's interests that people here like improv and therefore may be interested in attending an improv comedy theater festival in atlanta for as little as $15 for performance space and workshops or $5 if you just want to see a show. please help me spread the word, particularly to any college troupes that may be interested in coming. e-mail blackbox@dramatech.org for more infornation. Thanx.

~matthew (production manager of LTT!)

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June 14th, 2004

01:43 pm
hope you guys don't mind the shameless promotion.
but really, it's an invitation....TO BE ELITE! mwahahahaha

Current Music: Clan of Xymox - 7th Time

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June 2nd, 2004

09:41 pm - Ode to My Fish
This is one of the most famous AGT poems. It is said at every Bardic Circle (bardic_circle) and it is just a classic. I'm using it because I have nothing else to post in this community right now. So here goes....

Ode to My Fish
Oh wet pet.

Thank you.

(The effect is much better in person, but hey, I'm weird...)
{yes, this has been reposted from the post I made in Crystal's _state_of_mind community... not that anyone viewing this would probably have that one anyway.. but you can check it out because its cool...}

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