An Elegy for Syr Aldrydd Ffestiniog and Others of The Chivalry We Have Lost: An English Sonnet

This is a reading of the sonnet I entered as part of the Poeta Atlantiae competition at Ruby Joust.  This poem was read aloud in court as a memorial to Syr Aldrydd (mka Rich Stryker).  I had received requests for a recorded reading, so I produced this short mini-sode.  

Where Lay we the hero with his heart and

hands stilled? Where lay we these most revered bones?

Be there a tomb that can hold such a man 

Be there craftsmen to carve such a stone 

Shall we bury his sword and give it to rust

Shall his shield bear his weight one last time

Return the white belt and spurs in his trust

as to heaven’s high spires he climbs

Shall his chain be returned to his king

for such a soul can no longer be bound

For we forget the last line of the oath we all sing

when we bend knee to sovereign and crown

We mourn the loss now of our comrade and friend

til death takes us or til the world ends.

Ld. Gideon ap Stephen

EPISODE 3: SEASON 2: POWERFUL WOMEN

PLAYLIST

(Intro and Outro by Harper an Cu-Royal Bard of Atlantia) 

Harvest-Lisa Theriot

Northern Virtues- Lady Emer MacAiden

Valkyries Lullaby- Mistress Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig

At What Price Honor?-Baroness Morgan Wolfsinger

One of Us (Live)-Heather Dale

Follow Me-Mistress Analeda Falconbridge

Four Sails-Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful

Undefeated (Die, Die, Die!) -THL Lucia Elena Braganza (courtesy of the Shava Sue Channel) 

The King and His People Are One-Mistress Rosalind Jehanne

I am Able- Lady Ambra

It All Winds Up In The Glass- Lady Bieiris de Romans

Lifeblood-Mistress Wyndreth aka Savage Daughter

The Elfin Knight-Harper An Cu 

EPISODE 2: SEASON 2: ATLANTIA!

Legendary bards from the Kingdom By The Sea come together to sing the praises of their kingdom from the inception of Atlantia to the current day!

ePLAYLIST:

Atlantia My Home- Ld. Johann Von Solothurn

Shores of Atlantia-Baroness Julitta de Cheveaux

Heart of Atlantia’s Power-by Leonardo Capriolo   Performed by Master Donal Mac Ruiseart

Atlantian Bloodsong- by Lady Morgan Bloodsinger performed by Master Effenwealt Wystle

Heart of Atlantia- by Master Dunstan Le Herryngmonger

Jewel of Atlantia by Mistress Rosalind Jehanne

Atlantian Fury by Lady Fennick 

Argent and Azure-Lady Ambra

Atlanta’s Prize and Atlantian Warsong-Master Bryce de Byram

Atlantian Steel- Lady Ambra

Fair Lady Atlantia- Master Effenwealt Wystle 

EPISODE 6: EALDORMERE! Curated by HEATHER DALE

A celebration of the Kingdom That Sings co-hosted and curated by Mistress Marian of Heatherdale mka Heather Dale!! Join Gideon and Heather as they make their way through the bardic history of Ealdormere! Hosted and curated by Lord Gideon ap Stephen, Royal Bard of Atlantia: Bard of the South

PLAYLIST


Intro: Song of The Wain by Garraed Galbraith

1. Rise by Hector of the Black Height and the Bardic College of Ealdormere

2. Arise Young Wolf by  The Honourable Lady Emer nic Aidan

3. Bards of Ealdormere by Mistress Marian of Heatherdale

4. Wolves of the Breed by Master Hector of the Black Height 

5. Come and Be Welcome by THL Emer nic Aiden and The Bardic College of Ealdormere

6. Bow to The Crown (Live) by Mistress Marian of Heatherdale and The Bardic College of Ealdormere

7. Sons of The Dragon by Garraed Galbraith 

8. Shield Sister by Lady Ailis de la Marche

9. The Least of my Kind by Cat Faber performed by : Baroness Anneke the Furious, Lady Ailis de la Marche, Lord Thorolfr inn Smithr

10. Call The Names (LIVE) by Mistress Marian of Heatherdale and the Ealdormere Bardic College

11. The Bastard's Song by Lord Ivon Thorne and the Eadlormere Bardic College

12. The Ealdormere Battle Song by Mistress TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview and the Ealdormere Bardic College

13. River (Reprise) by Hector of the Black Height performed by Ealdormere populace, led by Master Hector of the Black Height

Outro Music: Santarello by Vince Conaway

 

 

EPISODE 5: CHAPTER I: STORYTELLING: THE BINDING OF FENRIS

The first in our storytelling mini-sodes featuring Mistress Dervila ni Leanon of The Barony of Hawkwood in the Kingdom of Atlantia with the story of The Binding of Fenris

Hosted by Lord Gideon ap Stephen.

Intro Music: Come and Be Welcome by THL Emer nic Aiden and The Bardic College of Ealdormere 

Outro Music by Lord Johann Von Solothurn 

Episode 4: REFLECTIONS & MEDITATIONS ON WAR: AKA: THE PENNSIC MIXTAPE

In this, the fourth episode of the Knowne World Bardcast, tis the season for WAR! As The Knowne World converges on Slippery Rock PA for this year's Pennsic War we examine this ancient subject via the work of some of the biggest names in Bardic. Heather Dale, Ken Theriot, Mistress Rosaline Jehanne, Baroness Adelena Falconbridge and many more. No panel this month, just seventeen tracks to take you to or from the battlefield--in body or in spirit! Hosted and Curated by Gideon ap Stephen of The Barony of Hawkwood in The Kingdom of Atlantia.

PLAYLIST

INTRO MUSIC: Drums Over Pennsic-THL Lorelei Skye 

1.Escarbuncle Banners-Master Michael Alewright

2.Sons of the Dragon -Garraed Galbraith

3.The Name of the King- Ld. Drake Oranwood

4.The Inkeeper’s Song -Jim Pipkin 

5.Beer is for Girls- Lady Isolde de Lenganoc

6.Savage Daughter-Mistress Wyndreth (Courtesy of The Shava Sue YouTube Channel)

7.Fight for You-Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge

8.One of Us- Mistress Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (MKA Heather Dale)

9.The Veil-Garraed Galbraith(Courtesy of The Shava Sue YouTube Channel)

10.All For One- Master Mateo Montero De Madrid

11.Warhorns-Ld. Andrew Blackwood (lyrics by Verrix Cathadanacos.)(Courtesy of The Shava Sue YouTube Channel)

12.Cyangaun War Cry-Master Corwin Breemor

13.Band of Brothers- Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie of Tobermory (MKA Ken Theriot)

14.Follow the Drum and Sword-Baron Jean Corbeau du Montagne

15.Hastings 1066-Thomas Bordeaux

16.Song Of Roland-Mistress Rosalind Johanne (Courtesy of The Shava Sue YouTube Channel)

17.Who Serves The Soldier-Ambra Michelli (MKA Samantha Moore )

OUTRO MUSIC: A Sinful Man-HL Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig

EPISODE 3: KINGDOM ANTHEMS VOLUME 2

The third episode of the Knowne World Bardcast, featuring the second installation of our Kingdom Anthems series. This episode features submissions from The West, Atenveldt, Caid, Meridies, Calontir, Ealdormere, and Avacal.  Panel discussion this month features Viscountess Syele Thorsdottir of the West, Master Effenwealt Wystle of Atlantia, Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge of The East and Lord Andrew Blackwood of The Middle Hosted and curated by Gideon ap Stephen of the Barony of Hawkwood in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Curated and hosted by Gideon ap Stephen of the Barony of Hawkweed in the Kingdom of Atlantia

PLAYLIST:

Intro Music: Sons of the Dragon by Garraed Galbraith of Ealdormere (provided by Shava Sue's YouTube Channel)

Warriors of the Southland by Baroness Flannait inghean ui h'Eighnigh of The Kingdom of Meridies (provided by Shava Sue's YouTube Channel)

The Kingdom of Meridies by Gideon ap Stephen of The Kingdom of Atlantia 

To The West  performed by Viscountess Syele Thorsdottir of The West Kingdom (written by Mistress Siobhan nih Eodhusa of blessed memory)

Flower of the Desert (Kingdom of Atenveldt) performed by Viscountess Syele Thorsdottir of The West Kingdom (written by Baldwin of Erebor)

Song of The ShieldWall performed by Lady Isolde de Lengadoc of The Kingdom of Calontir (written by Lady Malkin Grey and Lady Peregrine Windrider) (provided by Shava Sue's YouTube Channel)

Caidan Fight Song by Dame Eilidh Swann Stralachlan of The Kingdom of Caid (provided by Shava Sue's YouTube Channel)

Glory of the Gryphon by Master Allen Bendbow of the Kingdom of Avacal

Rise performed by Garraed Galbraith and Don Mateo Montero de Madrid of The Kingdom of Ealdormere (written by Hector of the Black Height) (provided by Shava Sue's YouTube Channel)

Wolves of the Breed performed by The Bardic College of  The Kingdom of Ealdormere (originally written by Hector of the Black Height)

BONUS TRACK: The Bastard's Tale by Lord Drake Oranwood of The Kingdom of The East (not an anthem, but awesome.)

PANEL DISCUSSION with Viscountess Syele Thorsdottir of the West, Master Effenwealt Wystle of Atlantia, Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge of The East and Lord Andrew Blackwood of The Middle Hosted and curated by Gideon ap Stephen of the Barony of Hawkwood in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Outro Music: Fantasia X by Ld. Johann Von Solothurn