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The Bard was a musician or minstrel in the middle ages, who usually sang only of heroic deeds They carried their instrument, usually a lute and/or a wooden flute, and like acrobats, traveled from place to place in search of donations to live on.
Many bards and minstrels recited the news of the day set to rhyming music. Since the news wasn't written down, they were popular in the courts of the rich, where they learned of what deeds were being sung about. A knight could possibly hear of his own deeds being sung, sometimes with embellishment to the deeds.
Many bards and minstrels were nobles who either dropped out or were forced out of their noble status.
In the Celtic and Druidic traditions an individual followed the Bardic Path. Devotees would travel from place to place reciting mystical poetry, song and mythology.
(A page from the tale of Beowulf. One of the few tales that was put down in writing)