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The Enid - Band name origin?

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Topic: The Enid - Band name origin?
Posted By: chinadoc
Subject: The Enid - Band name origin?
Date Posted: October 30 2021 at 20:58
Does anyone know why they chose the name, The Enid?

Did they have some Druid connections?



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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: October 30 2021 at 21:53
Originally posted by chinadoc chinadoc wrote:

Does anyone know why they chose the name, The Enid?

Did they have some Druid connections?

Robert John Godfrey (of The Enid): "It was the ace of trumps in a Bridge game; It was the washing up after a party, when someone had to clear up the mess - that was known as The Enid. Anything of any importance was known as The Enid long before the band was thought of, and in a sense it was one of those private little jokes, but when we came to look for a name for the band, particularly when we had a manager who was insisting that the name of the band ought to be Thanksgiving, which I really could not tolerate, I mean, I just wasn't going to have that, The Enid seemed the obvious choice."

So, yeah...there's that. 


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Posted By: chinadoc
Date Posted: October 30 2021 at 22:10
Thank you

I thought that it might have something to do with the Enaid from Druidry.

https://www.reddit.com/r/druidism/comments/c5yz6c/what_is_the_enaid/

Especially when so many of their songs seem to have a druid connection.


Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: October 31 2021 at 07:05
I never knew this fact. Thank you fo posting it.


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: October 31 2021 at 11:42
I have been wondering the same thing for quite some time. Interesting story. Thanks.

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