- Aia Arria – A member of the Bards College in Solitude.
- Ataf – A Redguard member of the Bards College.
- Delacourt – Plays in Dead Man's Drink in Falkreath.
- Illdi – A member of the Bards College.
- Inge Six Fingers – A member of the Bards College.
- Jorn – A Nord member of the Bards College who plays the drums.
- Karita – Plays in the Windpeak Inn in Dawnstar.
- Lisette – Plays in The Winking Skeever in Solitude.
- Luaffyn – Plays in Candlehearth Hall in Windhelm.
- Lurbuk gro-Dushnikh – Plays in the Moorside Inn in Morthal.
- Lynly Star-Sung – Plays in Vilemyr Inn in Ivarstead.
- Mikael – Plays in The Bannered Mare in Whiterun.
- Ogmund – Plays at the Silver-Blood Inn in Markarth.
- Pantea Ateia – Master vocalist at the Bards College; she can be found performing at The Winking Skeever in Solitude and singing at Vittoria Vici's wedding during the Dark Brotherhood quest "Bound Until Death."
- Sven – Plays in the Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood.
- Talsgar the Wanderer – A wandering bard found all over Skyrim.
- Giraud Gemane – A member of the Bards College.
- Viarmo – Headmaster of the Bards College.
- Llewellyn the Nightingale – Plays in Lakeview Manor if hired by the Dragonborn.
- Oriella – Plays in Heljarchen Hall if hired by the Dragonborn.
- Sonir – Plays in Windstad Manor if hired by the Dragonborn.
The following is a list of songs that Bards will play upon request.
- The Age of Oppression
- The Age of Aggression
- Ragnar the Red
- The Dragonborn Comes
- Tale of the Tongues (upon completion of the main quest)
- In the Main Questline in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion asking about rumors to any NPC might result in them saying "Have you heard the Fall of Dagon yet? Take heart the mighty hero cried, he looked up at Dagon, and cursed his foul name!" or "All the Bards are Busy Composing Songs about the Fall of Dagon." However, there is no option to ask any Bard to sing the Fall of Dagon at all in Skyrim.