I had proposed many more simple blog names, like songmaker, songmaster, singer, but those blogs were already taken on Blogger.
There are quite a few other 'mynstrels' operating on the web - some are musicians, some are computer specialists. So by taking the blog name mynstrel (without checking more fully!) I add to the confusion.
But here is an entertaining and much earlier use of the word 'mynstrel' from Chaucer's times ... in response to a competition by the Spectator Newspaper.
In Competition No 2560 you were invited to describe a visit to Glyndebourne or Glastonbury in the style of an author of your choice.
The winners, printed below, get £25 each while the extra fiver goes to Brian Murdoch for his hilarious Chaucer.