Greetings and welcome
are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels,
Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops,
Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts.
Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Puppeteers,
Magicians, and Players as well.
December 1, 1292, was a good day for John Balliol -
his first full day as King of Scotland.
But less than four years later, after constant humiliations at the hands of the English,
he was defeated in battle and abdicated. The arms of Scotland were stripped from his surcoat, giving him the abiding nickname of "Toom Tabard" - "The Empty Suit".
Bardic Madness XIV
December 1, 2012
Bardic Madness XIV is hosted by The Barony of the Cleftlands at
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116
Many thanks go to the Baron and Baroness, officers, and populace of the Cleftlands for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year.
Site open to the populace 9am-9pm
To be followed by a post-revel - onsite
Event flyer in PDF format
'Tis the season ... Our site hosts are holding a food drive. Canned goods (etc.) are welcome. There will be a table next to troll to receive your donations.
Bardic Madness is a "bardic safe zone" - a friendly place
where you may feel free to experiment and try new things.
If you've never performed before, now's your chance.
If you're a veteran performer who wants to branch out to
a new genre or instrument, this is the place.
You'll be hard pressed to find a friendlier and more supportive audience.