For other uses, see Bard.

Bards are graduates of the Bards College in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim located in Solitude.

They can be found throughout Skyrim, typically playing in taverns. They play lutes, flutes, and drums, but also sing and will generally perform songs upon request.



Sven playing a lute.


With the addition of Hearthfire, bards can be hired to stay at a homestead and play upon request. The three available bards are:


The following is a list of songs that Bards will play upon request.


  • In the Main Questline in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion asking about rumors to any NPC might result in them saying "Have you heard the Fall of Dagon yet? Take heart the mighty hero cried, he looked up at Dagon, and cursed his foul name!" or "All the Bards are Busy Composing Songs about the Fall of Dagon." However, there is no option to ask any Bard to sing the Fall of Dagon at all in Skyrim.


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  • Who is the best bard in all of skyrim for you???

    31 messages
    • Aurora Estrella wrote:Not the bard in Dawnstar. When she sings, it just sounds like she is talking very loud... Karita? She seemed okay to me.
    • It has to be Lurbuk cause god knows he has far more personality then the other bards has a positiv but dense attitude. He makes up songs when ...
  • Worst bards in Skyrim?

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    • You mean, beside the amulet thing? Thanks, but no thanks. He is not bad looking, though. To bad most of Skyrim's bards are Men...
    • Ogmund is a bad bard, Bilitus. He is so old that when he sings he practically makes his words fall apart when they come out of his mouth. Bu...
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