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I have lots of trouble with the association of Minstrels or Troubadours with the Fools' Guild and the idea that they would similarly restrict themselves to dated and hackneyed material. Certainly in Roundworld history they were the Daily Show of the age, presenting news and commentary as entertainment and writing new material constantly. I don't remember any canonical denial of this in Discworld either, only that the particular Minstrel wasn't very good at it. --Old Dickens 01:11, 12 June 2011 (CEST)
Some years later, I'm still wondering where we learn that minstrels belong to the Fools' Guild. The Fools' Guild page doesn't mention them and there would seem to be a demarcation problem with the Musicians. --Old Dickens (talk) 04:36, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
But, the scholar Briggs does mention minstrels in passing, without expanding, in his Fools' Guild study. --Old Dickens (talk) 18:13, 30 April 2018 (UTC)