Dai Gerdwr

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Dai Gerdwr
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Resides:Sternfeld
Status:Current Member
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry

Argent, an arched door and on a chief gules two gear-wheels argent

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Pronouns: He/Him

Persona

Born in 1390 on a small estate between Glyndyfrdwy and Sycharth in NE Wales, at the age of 13 Dafydd ap Hywel ap Madoc Vychan left the estate in the care of his father and two older brothers and followed in the train of the great bardic poets to spread the fame of Prince Owain Glyndŵr. After the war, in which his older brother and father both gave their lives, Dai continued as a poet and teacher in the villages and holdings across Wales wherever the Prince's name could be kept alive. Upon the death of his remaining brother in 1420 Dai was called back home to take responsibility for the llys and prevent it from falling into English hands. Since his return, his neighbors have called him Dai Gerdwr (Davy Musician).

Dai travels often around and out of Wales, ostensibly to drum up trade agreements for goods produced on his estate and on the estates of his neighbors, but in reality to sing songs, tell tales, and share his beers. His children run the estate.

He tries to take no joy in seeing the squabbles surrounding the current occupant of the English throne but can't help but get some small satisfaction from Henry's diplomatic and court fumbling. Henry's mother married a Welshman on the second try, so one supposes she can't be all bad.

Pronunciation

die GAIR-thoor (th as in "then", oo as in "boot")

DA-vith (th as in "then") ap HUH-ooil (oo as above) ap MA-doc VUH-chin (hard ch as in "loch")

Offices & Positions

Exchequer Barony of Sternfeld, July 1 AS LIII -
Herald at large
Marshal of the Field (rapier)

Scroll/Award Contributions

Co-wrote text with Samson 'Samii' Muskovich and wrote music for Willow for Tualaith of Sternfeld, Baroness Wars, August AS LII

Procession music for Laurel ceremony for Lucia Elena Briganza, Harvest Days, September AS LII

Music editing and choir participation for Order of the Rose ceremony for Isolde de la Ramée, Coronation of Cellach II and Vukasin II, September 23, AS LII

Calligraphy for King's Chalice for Verena Entenwirth, Pennsic War XLVII, August 8, AS LIII

Calligraphy for Augmentation of Arms for Constanza de Mendoza, Coronation of Ákos and Bella, September 29, AS LIII

Calligraphy and illumination for the Award of the Nova for Georgi Zukovich Shukou, Sternfeld Baronial Yule, January 26, AS LIII

Calligraphy and Illumination for the Order of the Orion's Belt for (not yet delivered), Sternfeld Baronial Yule, January 26, AS LIII

Calligraphy and illumination for the Award of the Purple Fret for Thor Erikson

Calligraphy and illumination for the Award of the Nova for Svenki Magnusson

Calligraphy and illumination for the Award of the Nova for Temak von Atzinger

Calligraphy and illumination for the Award of the Nova for Karl von Köln

Classes Taught

Lyric Writing (long form): Sternfeld Slumber Bardy 1 (March 4, AS LI,) 2 (December 9, AS LII,) and 9 (ZoomberBardy 2, March 20, AS LV)
Welsh Poetic Forms: Midrealm Bardic Madness XIX, November 18, AS LII
Music Writing (long form): Sternfeld Slumber Bardy 3 (March 3, AS LII) & 4 (December 8, AS LIII)
Cask & Keg 101: RUM October, AS LII
Keg Maintenance: RUM October, AS LII
Introduction To Modern Modes: Pennsic War 47, August, AS LIII
Bringing Your Performance To Bardic: Pennsic War 47, August, AS LIII
Cynghanedd: Midrealm Bardic Madness XX, October 27, AS LIII
Preparing For a Performance Venue: Sternfeld Slumber Bardy 5 (March 9, AS LIII) & 6 (December 14, AS LIV)
Welsh Poetic Harmony: Pennsic War 48, August, AS LIV
Lyric Writing (short form): Pennsic War 48, August, AS LIV
Welsh Poetic Harmony: Known World Cooks & Bards, September, AS LIV, and Bardic War (May 22, AS LVI)
Brewing Hands-On: Known World Cooks & Bards, September, AS
Cask 101: Known World Cooks & Bards, September, AS LIV
Poetry Writing (Long Form): Sternfeld Slumber Bardy 7 (March 7. AS LIV) & 8 (ZoomberBardy, December 12, AS LV)
Wicked Welsh: The Poetry of Gwerful Mechain: Bardic War (May 15, AS LVI)

Other Arts & Sciences Contributions

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Fighter Poetry Project: Fall Crown Tourney AS LII, poems for Sir Cedric Adolphus, Duke Dag Thorgrimsson, Dimarus Of Dernehealde, and Sarjeant Gareth Bloodworth

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Consort Poetry Project: Spring Crown Tourney AS LIII, poems for Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl , Mistress Ellowyn Kittle, Her Ladyship Honor von Atzinger, and Countess Isolde de la Ramée

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Fighter Poetry Project: Fall Crown Tourney AS LIII, poems for Sir Gregoire de Lyon, Earl Lutr Ulfskald, and Sir Wigthegn the Younger

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Consort Poetry Project: Spring Crown Tourney AS LIV, poems for Baroness Gianna Vettori, Her Ladyship Sadb ingen Neill, Baroness Solveig Thorgilsdottir

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Fighter Poetry Project: Fall Crown Tourney AS LIV, poems for Master Tonis van Driele, Sor Ustad Hasan al Hajjii

Sternfeld Rapier Bards Fighter Poetry Project: Summer Crown Tourney AS LVI, poems for Duke Palymar of the Two Baronies, Dame Eleanor Von Atzinger

Miscellany

Affiliations

Drunken Duck Keeper of the Kegs, contributor

Sternfeld Rapier Bards

Dependent Relationship: Protege to Torquil MacGillavrey

Awards

Kingdom Awards

Award of Arms given by Edmund V and Kateryn V Grand Pageant, April 8, AS LI

Order of the Willow given by Alric and Katherine Simple Day in the Country, July 7, AS LIII

Purple Fret given by Seto and Ynes Bardic Madness, November 2, AS LIV

Order of the Cavendish Knot given by Ullr III and AnneLyse III Fall Crown Tourney, October 16, AS LXVI

Baronial Awards

Sternfeld Yeoman given by Ulfr Imason and Odile de Brienne July, AS LII

Award of the Nova given by Ulfr Imason and Odile de Brienne at Baronial Birthday, June 23, AS LIII

Order of the Orion's Belt given by Odo Von Atzinger and Lisabetta von Atzinger at Baronial Yule, January 26, AS LIII

Award of the Sternfeld Border Guards given by Odo Von Atzinger and Lisabetta von Atzinger at Baronial Yule, January 26, AS LIII (a premiere of the award)

Award of the Winged Crescent given by Odo Von Atzinger and Lisabetta von Atzinger at Baronial Yule, January 25, AS LIV

Interests and SCA-related hobbies

Rapier, bardic, scribal arts (both calligraphy and illumination), brewing.

External Links

Dai's Blog

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