Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bards & Minstrels on November 11

Often the bard and the minstrel say what even the most elegant prose cannot. Please take a few minutes—a pittance of time—to experience these songs from many nations. Please


  1. The poignancy of those songs reminds me that there couldn’t be a war or a peace without spawning such music.

  2. I have to admit that I normally wouldn't hear more than a few seconds of these songs because they're not a style of music that I particularly like. But today I listened. Very moving.

  3. Thank you, Nick, that is such a moving musical tribute for all our soldiers. The last one in particular gave me goose bumps and made my eyes leak. Blessings to all.

  4. I've been lurking for a little while, and I have to emerge over this post. Really touching. Thanks for doing such a moving tribute.

    On a personal note, I read your profile .... is there anything you haven't done? LOL! You've been a very busy man!

  5. Thank you, Nick...especially posting this today.


    This was really special.

  6. Thanks for taking the time to find those Nick. x

  7. amen to akelamalu... thak you Nick

    we must never ever forget

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

    p.s. I'm having a spot of bother with your blog; I think it may be too overloaded for my decrepit machine to cope with.

  8. Thanks for putting together a great memorial and one that did not glorify war.

  9. THANK YOU MY DEAR SIR! You have mananged to put me into a better mmod with this posting. To all Vets out ther I salute you.

  10. I dropped over from Mike's blog and am glad I did. This is a beautiful tribute to all veterans.


  11. Yes, the Bards and Minstrels tell our stories.

    Thanks for the nice assortment of musical videos, Nick.

    (I have to say that I'm particularly biased toward Mr. Taylor's)