Archive for June, 2011

The Importance of Poetry

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Happy Solstice everyone!

“Are you going to Pilton?”

I’ve lost count of how many people have asked me this in the last few weeks. When I moved here, I had no idea that this referred to the event known outside of this locality as “Glastonbury Festival” but Summer Solstice and Pilton go together in the minds of the residents of Glastonbury. I worked at the festival in the 80s when it was an anarchic and exciting event with a strong political flavour. I remember clearly someone from CND ranting at the crowds from the main stage. Can you imagine the reaction they’d get now? (more…)

On Being Bardic

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

I am delighted that there has been some debate on this business of being Bardic that is related to my previous “What is a Bard?” post. Disappointingly this debate did not take place in an abundance of commentary on this particular post but on facebook and the revamped Gorsedd Ynys Witrin site (gratitude due to Tim Hall for setting this up). (more…)