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in Wales, term originally used to refer to the order of minstrel-poets who composed and recited the poems that celebrated the feats of Celtic chieftains and warriors. The term bard in present-day usage has become synonymous with poet, particularly a revered poet.

bard

1. 
a. (formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
b. (in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod
2. Archaic or literary any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
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He won his first chair at Bala in 1907 and took the bardic name Hedd Wyn in 1910.
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Among those killed was Ellis Evans, better known by his Bardic name of Hedd Wyn, who was killed just six weeks before being named winner of the National Eisteddfod chair.
She will now have to choose between using her full title, Dame Tanni Carys Davina Grey-Thompson DBE, honorary freeman of the City of Cardiff, or her snappier bardic name, Tanni Wheely.
But Bob, better known in bardic circles as Machraeth, had never won the chair at the Eisteddfod which he presided over as Anglesey's Archdruid for many years.
The nineteenth century mould-breaker Cranogwen took that particular Bardic name when she became famous for her poetry, which she only wrote in her spare time when she wasn't engaged in her normal job of being a sea captain and then an instructor of future sea captains.
It is not surprising that much of his work revolves around the Welsh bardic tradition.
THE National Eisteddfod is an ancient cultural event that honours peace and an ancient Bardic culture that can be traced back to the Fifth Century.
Specific subjects include seventeenth-century Gaelic Ireland, eighteenth-century Wales, images of king's peace and bounty in bardic poetry, satire in seventeenth and eighteenth century Gaelic poetry, and the role of Tain Bo Flidais in the growth and development of the late Ulster Cycle of works.
They will ride from Bangor Rugby Club to Caernarfon, Porthmadog, to the Trawsfynydd memorial of renowned Bardic poet and WWI soldier Hedd Wyn.
AFTER their poetry competition proved a big hit last year, the Bardic Writers' Circle are on the lookout for new members.
Nic Parry, who has had a busy week as a presenter on the main pavilion stage, chose Nic y Llais (Nic the Voice) as his bardic name.