Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

[CAL] Midwinter Festival

Alleviate your mid-winter cabin fever with a Festival of Fun! The Barony of Vatavia invites you to:
Midwinter Festival: A Court of Love and Beauty January 28, 2012

[MID] Winter Revel

Join Rivenvale for our annual Winter Revel at the beautiful Pioneer Pavilion!

Stilt-jousting marks 600th anniversary

In a recent interview, NPR's Robert Siegel investigates the magic of stilt-walking, including the 600-year-old tradition of stilt-jousting in the city of Namur, Belgium. The story is available in print and audio.

The production and circulation of 15th century songs and carols

In her PhD dissertation for University College London, Kathleen Rose Palti looks at 15th century song lyrics, how they were used and circulated, and women's roles in the production of the songs.

Mummers reported to be Hottest Holiday Ticket

According to The Onion's entertainment reporter, a troupe of traveling mummers is making a hit across the USA this holiday season.

Viking fest named fourth in list of winter events

Up Helly Aa, the rousing Viking winterfest held each year in the Shetland Islands, has been named number four in a list of the ten best winter festivals compiled by the British travel publication Wanderlust. Stephen McGinty of The Scotsman has the story.

The secret of Renaissance acoustics

Scientists have long puzzled over the acoustic properties of grand churches and performances of late Renaissance music with its elaborate, up-tempo harmonies. Now a physicist and a music technologist believe they have cracked the secret.

Estrella War Shenanigans

Hello all and sundry. Lord Patrick the Butcher, Bard of the Sun here. You may or may not have heard that we are planning to make this Estrella war the most fun war ever, in the history of wars, and the College Of Bards needs your help, though you may not be a Bard.

The musical sounds of 16th century Venice

Musicians and choir directors have long speculated on what music of the past would have sounded like. Now a new study by a student and a professor from New York University and the University of Cambridge may offer a sample from 16th century Venice.

[MID] A Regular Event in Cleftlands

The Barony of the Cleftlands presents: A Regular Event in Cleftlands - The 14th Warrior

[CAI] Black Oak Lodge

The Shire of Darach is happy to announce the return of our famed weekend event, Black Oak Lodge, March 16-18, 2012!

[EAS] Baronial Investiture Anniversary

Roll out the carpet (a magic carpet, that is!) and prepare to be transported to an exotic place and time...into Arabian Nights!  Join the Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant as they celebrate their Baronial Investiture Anniversary with a Middle Eastern flavour.

Historical event seeks 19th century re-enactors, musicians and displays

Algoma 1812 is looking for re-enactors, artisans, entertainers, historical displays, musicians, merchants, etc., to join them from July 17th to July 22nd, 2012 to help launch Algoma 1812’s kick off for the War of 1812 Bicentennial, at Fort St. Joseph & Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Sites, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

[EAL] Twelfth Night Bid: A Feast of Beasts

Hail good gentles one and all, The canton of Greyfells invites you to come and take a walk on the wild side for a day of fur, fangs, feathers and fun. Come join the feast of beasts. With games, prizes, contests and more a beastly good time will be had by all.

[MID] Known World Dance & Music Symposium 9

Known World Dance & Music Symposium 9 "Anthony & Cleopatra" Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, 2012

[WES] Silver Desert Yule

Join the populace of the Province of Silver Desert for an evening of food and fun!

[MID] Pentamere 12th Night

Join us for Pentamere 12th Night (hosted this year by the Canton of Ealdnordwuda, in the Barony of Northwoods, Region of Pentamere)

[NOR] Twelfth Night in Schattentor

The Shire of Schattentor will be hosting Twelfth Night celebration on January 7, 2012.  The theme of the occasion is Feasting, Frolicking, and Fools.

[ANS] Stargate Yule

Please join us in our celebration of the season of celebrations! A day of pageantry! A day of fun!

99 Danish thanes

For those old enough to have grooved to German popstar Nena's 99 Luftballoons, this video will make your day. Nena showcases her bardic chops with a retelling of Beowulf to the tune of her signature song.

[AET] Delftwood Yule

We would like to invite you all to join the Barony of Delftwood in celebrating the upcoming Yuletide Season!  We will be holding our revelry on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St Peter & Paul Orthodox Church Bingo Hall, 402 N Lowell Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204. 

[WES] St. Stephan's Day

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod is pleased to welcome you to our annual St. Stephan's day event.

[ATE] Yule Revel

Picture this, it's the longest night of the year and how are you going to spend it? By reveling with your friends and family of course, but watch out for the trickster, can you guess who he is?

[LOC] Mid-Summer Fools Revel

Abertridwr presents Mid-Summer Fools Revel

ShadowCon XVI

Winter is coming!! Who wants to fight in the cold? What if you could play in the warmth for a whole weekend? And besides, what is there to do right after New Year's?

[NOR] Twelfth Night

The Shire of Schattentor will be hosting Twelfth Night celebration on January 7, 2012.  The theme of the occasion is Feasting, Frolicking, and Fools.

[OUT] Santa Lucia

When the nights are long and dark, the Barony of al-Barran invites you to join us in our celebration of the Festival of Lights to brighten your spirits and get you ready for the holiday season.

[EAS] K&Q Arts and Science/Noisemakers VII

Noisemakers is a celebration of all things 'noisy'. You are invited to a full day of classes on topics related to heraldry, music, vocal performance, dance, and scribal arts. This year we are pleased to host Their Majesties Arts and Sciences Championship. 

Sixth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium to occur in Kindgom of Outlands

Co-autocrats THL Jethro Stille and Mistress Catrin von Berlin have announced that the 2012 Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium will be April 20~23 in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Sing to the Hand!

Students of music in the Middle Ages would have learned their notes in a different manner than their modern counterparts. They would have learned the Guidonian Hand, a mthod in which "a map of notes  was arranged on the hand."