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bardic teaching video

Recording from “New Bard’s Road Map” is up

Hi friends!

Thanks to everyone who came to yesterday’s online class, “The New Bard’s Road Map”. The recording is now up on YouTube.

Cheers, Drake

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bardic teaching

Online class: New Bard’s Road Map

Greetings all,

I’ll be teaching “The New Bard’s Road Map” online this coming Sunday afternoon (3-4:30 pm Eastern). Please check it out, and let me know if you’re thinking of attending (via the Facebook event page).

Cheers, Drake

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bardic inclusion

Reflections

There are issues that have been on my mind a lot for the last few years, and these issues have been thrust to the fore this past week. Some of what I have been grappling with:

  • What does it mean to be a real ally?
  • How can I see past my own privilege to better understand the lived experience of people who have been marginalized?
  • What does it mean to truly include others whose experience is different from mine?
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bardic SCAatHome video

#SCAatHome: Plant Your Feet w/ Dave Lambert

At last weekend’s East Kingdom Ethereal Court on YouTube, a lovely video was shown of the court attendants preparing from home, in garb. As it happened, the music that accompanied that video was a work in progress recording of my song “Plant Your Feet”, with my friend Dave Lambert on guitar, and Bird the Bard on horn and whistle. It was a last minute replacement song (funny story), and worked quite nicely.

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bardic SCA SCAatHome video

Performing my work

My friends (those I know and those I don’t yet):

If you wish to perform a song of mine on a livestream, in an online bardic circle, or in a video, know that you have my blessing and permission, as long as it isn’t for money, and you credit me as the author. (This was true prior to the current crisis, and will be true after it is over.)

Feel free to check the Bardic Work page for the full list.

In service,
Drake Oranwood, Queen’s Bard of the East

(Thanks to my friend Mistress Aife for modeling this offer.)

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bardic concert SCAatHome video

#SCAatHome: Hold the Door Open

I closed out the online concert with a performance of my newest song, and one of my most ambitious, “Hold the Door Open”. In this performance, I basically got all the lyrics right, so it’s worth sharing. Stay safe. #SCAatHome

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bardic SCAatHome video

#SCAatHome: The Name of the King

Today’s #SCAatHome video asks the question: how does a royal reign to secure a lasting legacy? To make sure “The Name of the King” endures?

Stay safe. Drake

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bardic SCAatHome video

#SCAatHome: Call Me Will

Today’s #SCAatHome video is a cautionary tale about the importance of social distancing. Watch (and be safe)…

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bardic SCAatHome video

#SCAatHome: Plant Your Feet

Today’s #SCAatHome song is my tribute to the bardic community, “Plant Your Feet”. The bards of the Society are a talented and hardy breed. Do we serve two masters? Sometimes. Hey, it’s fun.

Enjoy, and stay safe.

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bardic concert SCAatHome

Online concert this Sunday!

I have been asked to perform as part of the “Beyond the Corona” Virtual Filk Sing for the HELIOsphere Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Anime convention (which, like so much else, will not be happening in person this year). I’ll be performing on Sunday, April 5, from 4-5 pm EDT (Facebook event here). It will be an hour of my bardic / filk / Elizabethan mix, with maybe one or two pre-Bardic pieces to round out the set. The concert is free, and open to all who wish to attend.

Here is the Zoom link for the concert (available on virtually all computers and mobile devices):
https://zoom.us/j/616712120

I hope you can join me.