Saturday, November 29, 2014

Minstrel Sketches



"Play for me, minstrel, play
And take away our sorrows
Play for me, minstrel, play
And we'll follow.

Here, listen, can you hear
The haunting melody surrounding you,
Weaving a magic spell
All around you?"

- from the Blackmore's Night song "Play Minstrel Play"

Minstrels are one of my favorite aspects of medieval culture.  I love the idea of wandering musicians bringing tales and songs to all who would sit to listen.  

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