"Resident Minstrel" for Phoenix Lore magazine.
Daniel Marcotte received a B.M. in Voice Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1996, and an M.M. in Musicology and a Certificate in Early Music from Florida State University in 1998. His master's thesis, The Ap Huw Manuscript and the Welsh Bardic Tradition, is the primary inspiration behind BardSong. In addition to these degrees, Daniel has been performing Celtic and Renaissance music throughout the country for the past several years. He has performed as a minstrel at the Bristol and Virginia Renaissance Faires, as well as directing the Minstrel's Guild in Virginia. Daniel has studied with many early music artists, including Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles (Live Oak), Ron McFarlane, Ellen Hargis and Lyle Nordstrum. Presently, Daniel performs and teaches voice in the Chicago area.