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Efenwealt Wystle

Efenwealt WystleEfenwealt is the alter ego of singer/songwriter Scott Vaughan. In his Efenwealt persona, he is a best described as a modern-day minstrel with a comedic bent. He hass been writing and recording music since 1989. Most of his original work is about his life as a medieval re-enactor in the Society for Creative Anachronism. He is also known for his interpretations and parodies of medieval and renaissance tunes. Efenwealt sings and plays guitar, recorders, flutes, krumhorns, bodhran (irish drum), ocarina, whistles, jew's harp, kazoo, as well as manyassorted musical toys, percussion, keyboards, and sound effects.

His songs could be described as an odd blend of Monty Python, Dougie MacLean, Wierd Al Yankovic, Tom Leher, John Denver, the Muppets, and Daffy Duck.

He performs mostly solo, sometimes with his wife, and sometimes for weddings and parties with the "Merry Minstrels". He lives in Cary, NC with his wife and 2 children.

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Minstrel by Trade CD cover Minstrel By Trade (and a fool in my spare time) - released in 1999. This was Efenwealt's first CD, being a compilation of his favorite and most popular songs from his first 10 years of performing. It's a great, bardic, sing-songy disc with a nice balance of pretty and silly.
Eine Kleine Knechtmusik Eine Kleine Knechtmusik (2006) - a collection of more juvenille songs for SCA kids. This is great for riding to events with the family.
Sock Drawer Songs from the Sock Drawer (2008) - a mish-mash of celtic, folk, medieval, renaissance and wizard rock songs. Basically a bunch of great tunes hauled out from deep storage.
Crap All That Crap They Make Me Sing (2002) - In his youth, Efenwealt gained noteriety for singing a great deal of filth, filk and other nonesense. He re-recorded these songs to appease those hungry fans. Adults only.
All Your Bard All Your Bard Are Belong To US (2004) - When Efenwealt got a new computer, he had a chance to really play and have a great deal of fun with some medieval dance tunes and some other ditties. This one is exceptionally good for road trips.
Trouvere Trouvere (2009) - music from around the year 1200 - singable english translations of medieval songs and some nice dance tunes. Efenwealt's "persona music."

 

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