Estrella Bardic Concerts: Bigger and Better than Ever

The Estrella War Bardic Concert Series- Bigger and Better than ever! Join us Sunday night at the Grand Court Pavilion for two incredible concerts!

At 7:00 p.m Sunday, we kick off the 4th Family Bardic Concert “Silly is as Silly Does!” featuring some of the best bards from around known world. This concert will feature family friendly entertainment for ages 5 and up, but it’s not just for kids! Join us for wonderful line up of songs, stories, and music that will have you laughing and singing all the way home. This concert will end at 9:30 pm. Please dress warm and bring beverages, blankets and flashlights for the way home!

Featuring the talents of:

  • Marian of Heatherdale (Heather Dale) and Ben Deschamps
  • The Whiskey Bards
  • Wolgemut
  • Andreas Linkshander von Rosenfeld (Eben Brooks)
  • Rathflaed DuNoir (The Black Bard)
  • Ivory
  • Thomas Whitehart (True Thomas the Storyteller)
  • Leslie Fish (The Queen of Filk)
  • James Treebull the Stubborn (Jim Pipkin)
  • Ilora von Neunhoff and Yonaton
  • And your hosts- True Thomas and Beorn of the Northern Sea.

Then at 10:00 p.m we have the 2nd Estrella Bawdy Concert “Filk it doth a Bawdy Good!” This concert is for Adults only, and no minors will be allowed. Raucous, “not politically correct” and so funny, that people are falling in the aisles. This is what happens when the bards are unleashed and pull out the “naughty as we wanna be” material! Sense of humor required, and all sacred cows will be promptly barbecued! This concert ends at 12:00 p.m. Sunday night. Please bring a beverage, blanket, and friend to share!

Featuring such Rogues as;

  • The Whiskey Bards
  • Wolgemut
  • Marian of Heatherdale (Heather Dale) and Ben Deschamps
  • Andreas Linkshander von Rosenfeld (Eben Brooks)
  • Rathflaed DuNoir (The Black Bard)
  • Ivory
  • Ilora von Neunhoff and Yonaton
  • Thomas Whitehart (True Thomas the Storyteller)
  • Leslie Fish (The Queen of Filk)
  • Beorn of the Northern Sea

Background info:
The History: The Bardic Concert Series, started at the Potrero war, back in 2001 as a campfire event. Our concerts have now grown to having audiences of over 400+. As of Estrella 2007, we will have had over 16 concerts, and had over 3,500 audience members, 60+ hours of entertainment, and 70 plus performers will have graced our stages. The original concept was created by Thomas Whitehart, Rathflaed Du Noir, and Master Yonaton.

The Goal:
Our goal is to provide a safe central place, where the maximum amount of people can see the maximum amount of talent. We believe that the SCA bardic arts, help keep the spirit and community of the SCA alive and vibrant. We do this as an addition to all the other great bardic events in the SCA. We try to put a wide variety of entertainment up, for all ages, and try keep the “friendly-campfire” feeling, regardless of the size of our audience. We hope to provide a “grace note” to the end of a great war!

The Talent:
All performers and volunteers work for free, although we do provide a place where artists can sell their cd’s to defray costs. We encourage performers of all stripes to join us. We do our best to make our performers feel appreciated, and thank them for all they share. This year, we have some of the best performers coming from many kingdoms and distant countries, all at their own expense.

The Volunteers:
None of these concerts would be possible without the help of our Line Producers (Colum O’Neil in Atenveldt) and (Lord Magnus in Calafia), and the support of all the Kingdoms, Baronies, Households, and War Staffs. Our volunteer staff positions include producers, line producers, stage coordinators, stage hands, sound persons, lighting, publicity, craft services, graphic artists, roadies and much more. All of the space, equipment, time and energy, has been donated by people who love the arts, and allow us to shine.

The Venue:
This event see’s us at the Grand Court Pavilion, our largest venue so far! We have lots of seating, and have a small sound system, lighting, and a “green-room” for our artists.

Our Patrons:
These Concerts are brought to you by many, including The Estrella War Council, Sundragon, Strongbow and The Bards of the SCA.

For more information on these concerts, please contact THL Thomas Whitehart, aka “True Thomas the Storyteller” truethomas@sbcglobal.net

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Thank you very much!