A Conversation for CELTIC DEVON

The Celtic Bard of Exeter

Post 1

Ozzie Exile

Exeter is one of around 30 ancient locations with the right to elect a bard or bardic chair each year.

Exeter has excercised that right again in recent years, by secret ballot.

The incumbent holds the post for a year and one day, before inviting applicants to compete for the title.

The latest election was held recently


The Celtic Bard of Exeter

Post 2


Here's another piece on the Choosing of the Bard, with pictures of the contestants...

Looks like it was an interesting evening.


The Celtic Bard of Exeter

Post 3

Ozzie Exile

...and this has attracted some interest from our cousins west of the Tamar


Although one or two "points of view" are so one-eyed that it would make Odin proud, there seem a few more people are more open to the idea of Devon's celticity.

The Celtic Bard of Exeter

Post 4

Ozzie Exile

Here is a post from the West-Briton website.


This appears to be a more rational discussion about the Celtic influence in Devon ( and the broader south west), and a side comment on how easily the language used can give the "impression" of racism.

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