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A bardic name is a pseudonym used, in Wales, by poets and other artists, especially those involved in the eisteddfod movement. The term bard originally referred to minstrels and poets of the middle ages, who might be itinerant or attached to a wealthy household. However, the use of so-called bardic names became a conceit following the re-invention of medieval tradition by Iolo Morganwg. Its main purpose nowadays is to conceal the identity of eisteddfod competitors during judging.
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