Imp y Celyn

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Imp Y Celyn by Kit Cox
Name Imp y Celyn (Buddy)
Race Human, not elvish at all
Age Born 1969 UC. 18 in Soul Music
Occupation Musician
Physical appearance
Residence Llamedos and Ankh-Morpork
Death unproven
Parents
Relatives
Children
Marital Status Single
Appearances
Books Soul Music
Cameos


The lead guitarist and singer of The Band With Rocks In. He hails from Llamedos where his family are druids. After a terrible falling out with his father he decides to give his life to music. Like most, he ends up in Ankh-Morpork where he meets Glod Glodsson and Lias Bluestone and starts The Band with them (for a short while they are also joined by The Librarian.) Here he also takes the stage name of Buddy. In the Roundworld language closest to Llamedosian, Imp y Celyn means "bud of the holly"; you'd never get anywhere in the music business with a name like that. Glod has a suspicion that Imp is "elvish" (Elvis).The band tours the countryside and plays a huge free concert before dying in a horrible crash, or maybe not.


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Llamedos is known for its dripping evergreen woods. Imp y Celyn hailed from a shack of mud and wood. Much like the Roundworld Johnny B. Goode; who never ever learned to read or write so well, but he could play the guitar just like ringin a bell.

Also, his name translated into English ("bud of the holly") is a clear reference to Buddy Holly, legendary rock and roll pioneer who also enjoyed success only briefly before dying in an airplane crash.

A signed copy of Soul Music seen by one contributor was signed "Not fade away, Terry Pratchett". Not Fade Away is the title of one Buddy Holly's songs.

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