Bards rule at Highland Foorde St. Patrick's celebration

The bards of Highland Foorde led the celebration of Saint Patrick's Day at Schifferstadt, an historic 18th century German house in Frederick, Maryland. Staff writer Katherine Mullen of The Gazette joined in the festivities and provided a review.

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Swannoc Beage of Frederick, a member of Highland Foorde, said a bard's job is not just entertainment. "A bard is to try to be something more than that," she noted.

A bard acquires knowledge, teaches and creates peace. They once spread the news of kings' deeds, knew the good and bad guys and kept history alive through memory, Beage said.