The Bardic Chair was contested in 2009 by several local poets, storytellers and musicians, with opening heats at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, each contestant performing for up to 15 minutes on the given theme, chosen by the outgoing Bard.
All that glisters is not gold
The Open Gorsedd attracted many outstanding performers and entertainers as well as visiting Bards and Druids from other orders. Entries were based on the theme – “All that glisters is not gold”.
David warmed our hearts with his piece Little Golden Children Esteban sang a selection of exquisite songs Tony defied the laws of grammarye with 9° = 2° Magus Wes entertained us with his “The Great Global Gowk-Hunt”
New Members and Initiates of the Bardic College:
- Wes White
- Johanna van Fessem
- Sheena Johnstone :: Lady of Avalon (2008)
Deliberations and Prizes
After a long and difficult discussion, the judges chose to chair David Reakes as the new Bard of Ynyswitrin and install Tony Atkinson as his deputy.
Photos: Barnaby J Hodges