bardism


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bardism

1. the art or skill of one who composes and recites epic or heroic poetry, often to his own musical accompaniment.
2. membership in an ancient Celtic order of poets.
See also: Verse
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SIR - Interesting to note Hywel Williams, John Redwood's old special adviser, having a kick at Iolo Morgannwg and his delusionary bardism which created the Gorsedd getting on to two centuries ago (Welsh language culture has been "kidnapped by anti-modernists").
According to Huw Walters, "Druidism, bardism and the genesis of the Welsh language were integral parts of Iolo's world and of his posthumous influence.
In character with the high rhetoric of radical Welsh bardism, Southey in his Preface refused his magnum opus "the degraded title of Epic.