Cliff Carr acting as Bard at Caer Abiri (Avebury) with his guitar

Cliff Carr acting as Bard at Caer Abiri (Avebury)

Happy Lughnassadh!

On this special day we have not one, but two special announcements!

Lughnassadh is traditionally a time of harvest where we take stock of the things we began earlier in the year. It is also traditionally a time of games, competition and marriages (handfastings).

Today we would like to officially welcome the Chief Bard of the Wyldwood: Cliff Carr!

You may know him as a Bard of Caer Abiri (Avebury) or you may have heard his music on Wyldwood Radio.

Cliff joins us as our Chief Bard and alongside the usual Bardic duties of remembrance and lore keeping, he will be acting as the judge of our Wyldwood Eisteddfod (see below!).

So please join us in welcoming our Chief Bard of the Wyldwood: Cliff Carr!

And now for our second announcement:

The Wyldwood Eisteddfod is coming! Are you ready?

Put your pens to paper, your voice to a microphone and be prepared to battle against Bards from around the world in a competition that could lead to you being named as the Chosen Bard of the Wyldwood for the year ahead! There are other prizes to be won and the Eisteddfod can be used to help promote your creative work to the world!

The categories which are open for the first year are: Poetry, Story and Song.

The overall winner of the competition will be announced next Lughnassadh and the winners of each of the three rounds will be announced at the end of each round (Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice).

All the information you may need about our new, ongoing Bardic competition can be found here:

Good luck and Bright Blessings!