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Arthur ZZ Birmingham | Honorary Bard

Arthur ZZ Birmingham

Honorary Bard

Founder member of R Cajun & The Zydeco Bros with a background in folk music, Arthur has gone on to perform extensively as bluesman Z.Z.Birmingham and with his family band - daughter Ursula (Weil Influenz) on fiddle, wife Penny (Carmen Piranha) harmonies and percussion and son Jake (Elmos Grandez) on bass.

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Barry Patterson | Honorary Bard

Barry Patterson

Honorary Bard

Barry is a full time bard, house-husband & urban peasant. He has always been inspired by our beautiful, ancient land & its wildlife.

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Claire Hamilton | Honorary Bard

Claire Hamilton

Honorary Bard

Musician, writer and storyteller, Claire Hamilton has recorded many Celtic harp albums.

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Damh the Bard | Honorary Bard

Damh the Bard

Honorary Bard

A modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry.

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Eric Maddern | Honorary Bard

Eric Maddern

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Eric is a storyteller, the author of a dozen children’s books and a singer-songwriter.

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Esme Vincent | Honorary Bard

Esme Vincent

Honorary Bard

Esme is a calligrapher whose meticulous and beautiful work includes miniature books, illustrated volumes and many different book styles and illustrations.

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Henriëtte de Groot | Honorary Bard

Henriëtte de Groot

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Henriëtte is an opera singer based in the Netherlands, who performs solo in the fields of opera, art song and oratorio.

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Jamie Reid | Honorary Bard

Jamie Reid

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Jamie Reid is an artist, living in Liverpool, with a lifelong interest in Druidry. His great uncle George Watson MacGregor Reid founded the Ancient Druid Order. Jamie has created 'The Eightfold Year' - a set of paintings for every day of the year. Jamie Reid's longstanding practice as an artist sits firmly within a tradition of English radical dissent that would include, for example, William Blake, Wat Tyler and Gerrard Winstanley. The work of dissent must offer, out of necessity, other social and spiritual models and Reid's practice is no exception.

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Jim Faupel | Honorary Bard

Jim Faupel

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A hugely talented songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, Jim Faupel is widely respected and admired in the European druidic and bardic community, and released his debut solo album Here Be Dragons (on Stop the World Records) in 2003, and a follow up album, Reinventing the Wheel in 2009.

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Liv Torc | Honorary Bard

Liv Torc

Honorary Bard

A performance poet, writer and comedian who runs cabaret events and poetry workshops across the UK. The winner of the southwest heat of the Radio 4 National Poetry Slam 2009, the 2010 Bard of Exeter, the 2011 Bridport Poet in Residence and a constant and popular figure on the UK spoken word scene.

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Mara Freeman | Honorary Bard

Mara Freeman

Honorary Bard

Mara is a teacher of Western esoteric traditions, from the faery realms within the Earth to the regions of the Summer Stars.

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Myrdhin | Honorary Bard

Myrdhin

Honorary Bard

Myrdhin was born in Upper Brittany to a Cornish family, Myrdhin is one of the driving forces behind the rebirth of the Celtic harp in Brittany.

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Robin Williamson | Honorary Bard

Robin Williamson

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Founder in the 60's of the influential Incredible String Band and the Merry Band of the 70's.

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Simon Emmerson | Honorary Bard

Simon Emmerson

Honorary Bard

Simon is a musician, record-producer, and founder of the bands The Afro Celt Sound System and Imagined Village. Simon joined his first band, Scritti Pollitti, in the 1970s. Later he was a founding member of Working Week, which toured extensively worldwide, won many European awards, and headlined at the Montreux and Nice Jazz festivals.

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Steve Gladwin (Ardan) | Honorary Bard

Steve Gladwin (Ardan)

Honorary Bard

Steve is is a poet, workshop leader, performer, storyteller, musician, confidence builder and teacher based in Meifod, Powys. His novel for young adults, The Seven, is published by the Gomer Press.

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Youth, Martin Glover | Honorary Bard

Youth, Martin Glover

Honorary Bard

Youth, Martin Glover, is an artist, poet, writer, musician and record producer.

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