Here is what got me into the Bardcore scene, a song by power metal group Blind Guardian who did an eclectic folk song called “The Bard’s Song (In the Forest)”. Thoroughly worth a listen:
So there you have it, if you take up my invitation to dabble in the Bardcore, you can easily lose 48 hours of your life on YouTube/Spotify’s Bardcore channels.
Nicholas of Cusa put it splendidly, speaking of the Bardcore movement of 2020:
For even he who is most greedy for knowledge can achieve no greater perfection than to be thoroughly aware of his own ignorance in his particular field. The more be known, the more aware he will be of his ignorance.
Nicholas of Cusa
Oh, if you came here for a good Medieval song, try Greensleeves, you’ll have definitely heard it before. You’re welcome.