In looking through old posts, I have found a few mentions of bards to cover various village roles. The bard/minstrel that I would be happy to see is just a worker hearthling who will:
- Play an instrument by the campfire
- Play at a stage or podium structure, if built
- Works only once per day, or on a triggered occasion
The performer would be able to give a happiness buff to neighbours, before going back to their menial day jobs… just like in real life!