Ore people know merlin than Taliesin thoughBack in 1984, I got a Time-life book called "Wizards & Witches". A large chapter of the book covered Taliesin, a Welsh bard. That book forever shaped how I saw and wanted my bards to be. Taliesin was depicted as a wise scholar and suble wizard, who could spin his magic via song. He was not a rockstar like so many people try and portray bards.
In fact, that series [The Enchanted World] also left me enamored with fighters with it's rendition of Cuchulain).