Tomorrow is the day I’ve been practicing for the past 6 months or so for! Tir Righ Arts & Sciences/Bardic Championships is happening out in the Shire of Lionsdale, and I’m doing a single entry in bardic. Single entry means I’m not entering the actual championship part of things, but doing a single performance for the experience, practice and feedback.
The piece I’m doing is called Frog Galliard, and was composed by John Dowland. If you like, you can read my documentation here. I got the music from Lady Isolde de Lengadoc‘s weblog. Big thanks go to my friend Mellissa for proofreading my documentation and making some great suggestions for changes.
I also have Isolde’s “Beer is for Girls” piece practiced up for performance later in the day, if I get the chance.
The 100 blue and white beads are ready for site tokens (that reminds me… need to take a picture tonight!) and my new bright red apron dress is all ready for me to wear. Tonight I just need to string my own second strand of beads and pack the car, and I’m all ready for the weekend.
Wish me luck! It’s been ages since I’ve performed in front of a big group of people, and the harp is a brand new instrument for me. But I’m sure I’ll do fine – I grew up playing in front of people.