Update: Calling All Bards, Minstrels, Storytellers & Musicians

Tir Ysgithrian Household in Tucson, Arizona (USA), is producing a multipart television series highlighting the bardic tradition in the SCA. Geoffrey Malachite of House AmberWyvern writes:

M'lords & Ladies

As I announced in March, the house of AmberWyvern (me - it's a small house) is producing a series of 60-minute television programs that will be airing on Comcast and Cox Public access channels (72, 73, & 74 I think) here in Tucson.

I am pleased to announce that we have studio time booked in August. We are scheduled to shoot on 8/14 & 8/28 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in performing or participating, please contact me no later than 8/1.

Food will be provided.

Thank you

Geoffrey Malachite
mka Bill Bulman

The original message to which Geoffrey refers is:

I need performers, cast members, and anyone who wants to have a hand in this project! With the exception of the last episode, all pieces will be shot in the Access Tucson studios in downtown Tucson. The final episode, "By the Firepit," will be shot at night at a yet to be determined outdoor location (suggestions?).

To anyone that is travelling from outside of Tir Ysgithr, I open my house to you as a place to stay while we shoot. The shoots will occur on a weekends and evenings.

What is this series about? The series will highlight and promote the bardic tradition within the SCA! The program concepts are as follows:

  • A Knight to Remember - an evening of Traditional Medieval Music (Studio) (all ages)
  • No Title: Traditional Music of an Adult Nature (Studio) (18 and Older)
  • No Title: Traditional Childrens Music (Studio) (children of all ages)
  • Tell It Like It Is: Traditional Tales and Stories (Studio) (All ages)
  • Our Holiday Traditions: an Evening of Traditional Yuletide Music (Studio)(all ages)
  • By the Firepit- A Bardic Experience (Field) (All Ages)

Why am I doing this? Insanity comes to mind :-)

Actually the promotion, celebration and passing on of our bardic heritage is a passion of mine. Plus I feel that this aspect of the wonderful SCA world is not promoted enough, and there are many many talented individuals within the SCA that are overlooked.

If you are interested in performing, participating or volunteering, or have program suggestions, please contact me at bbulman@amberwyvernrecords.com

Humbly in the Service of Song, Geoffrey Malachite of AmberWyvern, TirYsgithr

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This is not an SCA sponsored event. Rather it ismy endeavor to promote the SCA Bardic tradition and maybe recruit some artists into our barony or the SCA. THIS SERIES IS NOT FOR PROFIT AS IT IS RUNNING ON PUBLIC ACCESS TV.

Because of increasingly restrictive copyright laws, all pieces require documentation as to origin (Public Domain, Original Composition, Written Permission for copywritten material). I can help you with this!