Performing Arts

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

11th century "church musical manuscript" features Mozarabic plainchant

A recent blog entry for the BibliOdyssey website offers a close-up look at the amazing Visigothic Antiphonal, an 11th century church document packed with hymns, illuminations and circular calendars.

A night of song

Mistress Gunnvor of the Kingdom of Ansteorra reports that she has created a playlist of music familiar and appealing to members of the SCA in hopes that more will learn the "old songs." The list is available on YouTube.

Medieval fools: to hat or not to hat?

On his blog Got Medieval, graduate student in Medieval Studies Carl S. Pyrdum, III spent his most recent April 1 contemplating the depiction of medieval fools and their headcoverings - or lack of them.

Tallis Scholars bring medieval Spain to New York

The vocal music of medieval Spain was showcased recently when the Tallis Scholars performed Tomás Luis de Victoria's works at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Karsten Moran of The New York Times has a review.

[WES] See the Sea

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod is pleased to announce Mistress Tama's annual birthday celebration: See the Sea
September 16-18, 2011

[ANS] Steppes Warlord and Royal Huntsman

Come out to the 38th Steppes Warlord and Royal Huntsman May 27 – May 30th in Canton, Texas

[ANS] Castellan

Come one and all to test your skills in all fields. Do you have the overall skill to become the Castellan of
Northkeep? 

[EAS] Small Brawl VIII again

Greeting good gentles far and wide. We in the Canton of Ynys Y Gwaed would like to invite all of you to join us for a very relaxing event. The traditional end to summer camping. Dates are Sept 2-5, 2011.

[NOR] Midsumar

Shire of Orlova Dolina presents Midsumar, July 22-24, 2011.

[NOR] Burn, Baby, Burn!

Come join us for a weekend of celebration as we explore the impact that fire had across the period of the Middle Ages!

Pennsic War 40

Pennsic is an annual event, in the guise of a "War", between the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic is also the largest Society event, with attendance in recent years exceeding 10,000.

[ANT] The Stranded Mermaid

The Shire of False Isle would like to invite one and all to The Stranded Mermaid on July 8-10, 2011

Cardigan Castle to receive UK£4.7m grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to provide UK£4.7m for conservation work to the building and grounds at Cardigan Castle. The 12th century castle was once home to Welsh princes.

[ATL] Drums of War

As Pennsic and War of the Wings approach, now is the time for the mighty warriors of Atlantia to sharpen their skills with blade and arrow. On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, melees of grand proportion in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for both practice and authorizations.

Barbarians needed for film

Baronessa Giovanna Adimari, Midrealm Media Relations Officer, reports that she has been contacted by the producer of an upcoming web-based series seeking actors.

[CAI] Potrero War

The Barony of Calafia would be pleased for you to join them for Spring Potrero War, Thursday May 26, 2006 - Monday May 30, 2011, at Potrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Road, Potrero, CA 91963.

[ATL] Crescent Guard Games

Join the Bright Hills Archers in the epic Trojan War, then follow Odysseus's torturous journey home to Ithaca. Along the way, you will encounter fantastic beings - Gods, Heroes, and Monsters abound!!! For the Trojan War shoot, all archers must pick a side to fight on. Who will you choose - Greece or Troy?

[EAL] Pikeman's Pleasure XXI

King Arthur, along with Sir Gawain, and the troops loyal to the King have pursued Sir Lancelot to France to lay siege to his castle. Mordred has seized the throne of Camelot.  Arthur is returning and a great battle will be fought at Camlann.  Who will be the victor?

[AET] May Day II: When Pigs Fly!

The newly-minted Shire of Angels Keep invite all and sundry to join us for May Day II: When Pigs Fly!

[ANS] Defender of the Flame

The populace of Glaslyn wishes to invite all to attend their Defender of the Flame event to take place on April 15 - 17 at the Wagonmaster RV Park in Sanger, Texas. Chivalric, Rapier, Archery & Bardic Defender of the Flame will fight for the title, in addition to the Keepers of the Flame to be chosen by the Ladies of Glaslyn.

[NOR] Northshield Rapier Academy

Working with the Minister of the Academy, Dona Sibyl Sevenoke, we are pleased to announce that the 2011 Northshield Rapier Academy will be held in the Shire of Coldedernhale (Fort Pierre, SD) on October 14-16, 2011

[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXXII

Come one, come all, as we frolic and revel to the sights and sounds of Shakespeare's world in a weekend of fun and laughter.

[LOC] Stowe on the Wowld 8th Birthday Tavern Feast

The Canton of Stowe on the Wowld is pleased to invite all good gentles to join us at the Owl & Acorn Tavern to toast to 8 great years of Stowe.

[CAL] Melon Wars VII

Melon Wars 7 - April 29 - May 1, 2011 Langwood Education Center - 14001 H Av - Grandview, IA 52653

Ontario Welsh Festival

We invite you to join us in at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls from April 29 to May 1, 2011. Join us in friendship, in song and in celebration. Let’s keep the tradition of our Ontario Welsh Festival alive and vibrant. To accomplish this, we need your support and presence next year and in the years ahead.

[ATL] Southern Atlantia Archery Day

The Canton of Crois Brigte invites you to come to the fields at the Castle Elchenburg for a fun filled weekend of target archery.

[ATE] Bacchanal

It's time to don your chiton or toga again this spring with the College of Brymstonne! Springtime calls us with faint melodies of laughter and play. Soon the cozy warmth of the sun will have us basking in its beauty! And with April at its end, we celebrate May Day in the Roman tradition of the festival of Floralia!

Early music recording climbing the charts in Britain

The latest "hit" on British pop music charts is not a rap song, but a 450-year-old Italian Renaissance mass recorded by the British vocal group I Fagiolini.

[MID] Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XV

The Barony of the Cleftlands and The Shire of Falcon's Quarry present Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XV This Is Your Call To Action!

[GLE] Academy of Performing Arts

The Shire of Iron Ox in Gleann Abhann is proud to present "Academy of Performing Arts" July 30, 2011, at Cabot Lodge, Millsaps, in Jackson Mississippi.