Musician

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For a compendium of the musicians' locations and images, see Musician/locations.
An elf plays aback the Isafdarian landscape.

Musicians (also known as bards) are NPCs who can be found in several different locations across Gielinor. They are marked on the minimap with Resting spot map icon.png

When listening to a musician, run energy restore rate is increased to 4 energy per second and life points are restored at 3 times the normal rate. In addition, if the player has completed One Piercing Note quest and wears the full set of Citharede robes, Prayer points will also be restored. This can be combined with prayers such as Rapid Heal to restore life points faster.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Name Appearance
Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede

South from the Abbey entrance

Valerio Valerio.png
Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede

South from the Abbey entrance

Musician (Abbey) Abbey musician (male).png
Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede

South from the Abbey entrance

Musician (Abbey) Abbey musician (female).png
Al Kharid

Near gem shop

Musician (Al Kharid) Al Kharid musician.png
Al Kharid

Shantay Pass

Musician (Shantay Pass) Shantay Pass musician.png
Ardougne

North from Port Khazard

Musician (Port Khazard) Musician (Port Khazard).png
Catherby

Near the small obelisk

Musician (Catherby) Catherby Obelisk Musician.png
Darkmeyer

In the middle of the second tier

Boris Barrington Boris Barrington.png
Draynor Village

Near jail

Musician (Draynor Village) Draynor musician.png
Edgeville

Near monastery

Musician (Edgeville) Monastery Musician.png
Falador

Near northern crossroads

Musician (Falador) Falador Musician.png
Fremennik Province

Near Mountain Camp

Musician (Mountain Camp) Mountain Camp Musician.png
Fremennik Province

Rellekka

Musician (Rellekka) Relleka musician.png
Hemenster

Near the entrance of Fishing Guild

Musician (Hemenster) Fishing guild musician.png
Isafdar

In the middle of Isafdar near Hunter area

Elf musician
Elf Musician.png
Karamja

Near Tai Bwo Wannai general store

Musician (Tai Bwo Wannai) Karamja Musician 1.png
Karamja

South-west of Shilo Village

Musician (Shilo Village) Karamja musician 2.png
Lumbridge

Near River Lum

Musician (Lumbridge) Lumbridge River Lum Musician.png
Menaphos

In the Worker District

Worker District Musician Worker district musician.png
Menaphos

In the Imperial District

Imperial District Musician Imperial district musician.png
Menaphos

In the Ports District pub

Pub Musician Pub musician.png
Menaphos

In the Ports District

Port district musician Port district musician.png
Menaphos

In the Merchant District

Merchant district musician Merchant district musician.png
Miscellania

Near the wheat field

Musician (Miscellania) Miscellania Musician.png
Morytania

South-east of Fenkenstrain's castle

Musician (Fenkenstrain's castle) Fenkenstrain's castle musician.png
Morytania

South-West of Nature Grotto

Bill Blakey Bill Blakey.png
Piscatoris

Near Kathy Corkat

Musician (Piscatoris) Piscatoris Musician.png
Pollnivneach

Near the bar

Badir the Snake Charmer Badir the Snake Charmer.png
Port Sarim

Near chicken farm

Musician (Port Sarim) Farmer Musician.png
Port Sarim & Mos Le'Harmless

The Rusty Anchor inn & The Other Inn

Bard Roberts Bard Roberts.png
Prifddinas

Iorwerth district, west of Morvran

Iorwerth musician Iorwerth musician.png
Prifddinas

Cadarn district, near the max guild garden.

Cadarn musician Cadarn musician.png
Prifddinas

Meilyr district, near the harmony pillars.

Meilyr Musician Meilyr musician.png
Prifddinas

Hefin district, near the agility course entrance.

Hefin musician Hefin musician.png
Seers' Village

West of Sinclair Mansion

Musician (Seers' Village) Sinclair mansion musician.png
Sophanem

Right next to Pyramid plunder pyramid

Musician (Sophanem) Sophanem Musician.png
Varrock

Near Cooks' Guild

Musician (Cooks' Guild) Cooking guild musician.png
Varrock

Near Lumber Yard

Musician (Lumber Yard) Lumber Yard Musician.png
Varrock

East of Rat Burgiss

Musician (Gower Farm) Varrock Mine Musician.png
Varrock

In the south-west of the Grand Exchange

Musician (Grand Exchange) Musician (Grand Exchange).png
Wilderness

Near Red Dragon Isle

Ghostly Piper Ghostly Piper.png
Wilderness

Near The Forgotten Cemetery

Drunken musician Drunken Musician.png
Wilderness

Near The old stealing creation

Goblin Musician Goblin musician.png
Yanille

West of the city wall

Musician (Yanille) Yanille musician.png

Songs[edit | edit source]

Audio options icon.png
Lute players - Harmony
Audio options icon.png
Violin players - Spirit
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Drum players
Audio options icon.png
Flute players - Arabian
Audio options icon.png
Accordion players - Norse Code
Audio options icon.png
Drunken musician - Harmony
Audio options icon.png
Ghostly piper
Audio options icon.png
Lyre players - Rellekka
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Elf musician - Forest

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 10 August 2015 (Update):
    • The drum being used by a drummer near the Khazari jungle.
  • patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • Players will no longer slide if they click 'Listen-to Musician' from a distance.
  • patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
    • Musicians no longer mention disease.
  • patch 2 October 2012 (Update):
    • The Grand Exchange musician's 'Listen-to' and 'Talk-to' options are no longer the wrong way round.
  • patch 19 September 2012 (Update):
    • "Rest" is now the left-click option on Musicians. This now will also work from a short distance away instead of walking the player up to the musician.
  • patch 9 August 2011 (Update):
    • Musicians no longer talk about the run button being on the options interface.
  • patch 6 October 2010 (Update):
    • Stopped musicians from appearing inside walls on the minimap.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Typo in musicians’ chat.
  • patch 16 June 2009 (Update):
    • A rest NPC was confused about its gender in their examine info.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

One of the many musicians around Gielinor.
  • The musicians tell that the information about the curative effects of music was given to them by "a travelling medical practitioner, selling oil extracted from snakes." This is a reference to a "snake oil salesman," an expression for one who deceives the public by selling false cures. The musician, when asked, expresses clearly that music is not a true cure all, and cannot aid with such ailments as "[p]oison, lack of faith, and dismembered limbs."
  • The musicians tell that their music cannot cure "a lack of faith", but with the release of the One Piercing Note quest, it is possible to restore prayer while listening to one.
  • The Elf musician could possibly be a reference to Saria of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as she bears a resemblence and is playing an ocarina. She is also sitting on a tree stump, just like the aforementioned character.
  • The examine texts for the musician near the Tai Bwo Wannai general store and the one next to Shilo Village may be an allusion to the Stone Roses song, called She Bangs The Drums.
  • The musician south of the Asgarnia Monastery appears to be wearing a similar costume to the lead minstrel in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • The Drunken musician near the Forgotten Cemetery in the Wilderness plays a slightly different adaption of Harmony compared to the other lute players. If you listen carefully, he plays a few wrong chords, and near the end of the song, speeds up the tempo erratically.