Llewellyn the Nightingale is a bard who can be hired to stay in Lakeview Manor.


He can be asked to sing one of three songs:

He can also play the lute, drum, and flute and will offer to perform instrumental music of the Dragonborn's choosing.

If he is left alone, he will often wander around the residence interacting with furnishings such as alchemy labs and arcane enchanters.


  • His name is a reference to the nightingale, a bird renowned for its beautiful singing, rather than referring to the Nightingale faction.
  • Llewellyn is a traditionally Celtic/Welsh name, and one usually attributed to Bretons. However, Llewellyn the Nightingale is a Nord, and the Nords use primarily Nordic names (such as Ralof or Balgruuf). As such, Llewellyn is an oddity among Nords.
  • Llewellyn's name is pronounced as Ll-Y-WELLEN.


This section contains bugs related to Llewellyn the Nightingale. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • He may sing the wrong song for the side chosen in the Civil War (Age of Aggression rather than Age of Oppression and vice-versa).


Start a Discussion Discussions about Llewellyn the Nightingale

  • Llewellyn the Nightingale

    2 messages
    • I chose the Imperials storyline, and whenever I make a request, he says, "Of course! Anything you like!" but when I say, Age...
    • Is he not playing the song? I suppose you could try attacking him, and then sheathing, which may reset the dialogue, and allow you to listen...
  • he doesnt work

    6 messages
    • i have fired him and re hired but he doesnt do any songs i meant
    • ~ (open console) type in: resetai (then hit enter) If that doesn't work then do it again but type in recycleactor and hit enter. ...
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