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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?

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.

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.

The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"

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